Magazine article Humanities

Calendar: Endownment-Supported Events

Magazine article Humanities

Calendar: Endownment-Supported Events

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An exhibit by the New-York Historical Society highlights the diverse lives of Chinese Americans. Anna Lee Chin, for example, helped her fatherin-law translate World War II posters into Chinese. With the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1943, more than 1,000 Chinese men from New York's Chinatown alone enlisted in the war. "Chinese American: Exclusion/ Inclusion" is on view through May 1 at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland.

"Dance: American Art, 1830-1960," a multimedia exhibition continuing at the Detroit Institute of Arts through June 20, features works from such nineteenth-century painters as John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and Mary Cassatt, as well as works by Harlem Renaissance artists. Sacred dances, jigs, flamencos, quadrilles, and tarantellas all keep step with film and outdoor performances that demonstrate how central dance is to American culture.

Children attending "America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far" will explore the variety in the architecture of world mosques, learn to say, "My name is ..." in 15 languages, and barter and trade in an international souk. …

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