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Magazine article Humanities

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May/June

The New York Botanical Garden stages "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life," an exhibit of the painter's works and her studio overlooking lava-rock paths lined with flowers and plants from Mexico. Opening May 16, the show will welcome visitors to a reimagined Casa Azul, the home she shared with husband, muralist Diego Rivera.

Twentieth-century storytelling and its cinematic transformation are the focus of "American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood," on view at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, starting June 6. Benton, who began his career in the silent-film industry, reinvented visual narration through his paintings, murals, drawings, prints, and illustrated books, in which he applied movie-production techniques to European art traditions.

At the time when Ottoman rule in Palestine was still unshaken, the inhabitants of Jerusalem lived in a world tugged by both medieval and modern influences. The documentary 1913: Seeds of Conflict by writer and director Ben Loeterman-airing on PBS on June 30-follows the strands of nascent Zionism and Arab nationalism. …

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