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Making a Funny Face

Jill Freedman, Goofy Kids, Dublin, 1984 (33.1988) Weegee, [Women with children making silly faces],  ca. 1950 (2139.1993) Hans-Jurgen Burkard, Ulon Uda, Siberia, 1989 (137.2003) Studies have shown that smiling can make you feel happier and less stressed. Try it!

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Happy Passover

At sundown tonight begins the celebration of the passover seder. Families will be gathering together for a meal to tell the story of the Jews’ exodus out of Egypt. In the picture below, three men are about to empty their … Continue reading

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Israeli Settlements

At first glance, the photos below do not scream controversy. They are the work of Israeli artist, Efrat Shvily, whose focus since the 1990s has been to capture uninhabited Israeli structures. Shvily’s images appear to be void of context and at … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Richmond, Virginia

Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Lincoln, has brought the Civil War back into the American consciousness with Daniel Day-Lewis’s Oscar-winning performance as this country’s sixteenth president. The majority of the scenes from the movie were filmed in Richmond, Virginia, the same … Continue reading

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Better Dressed Than Barbie

Balenciaga, Schiaparelli, Nina Ricci, and Hermès are all names associated with French high fashion, but in 1944, each designer tried their hand at outfitting a much smaller client–a miniature wire mannequin measuring at just a third of the size of … Continue reading

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Starchitects

Ferenc Berko, Mies van der Rohe, 1948. (556.1993) Alfred Eisenstaedt, Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect, Taliesin, Wisconsin, 1956. (292.1989) Barbara Morgan, Le Corbusier in New York, 1946. (451.1987) Maria von Matthiessen, Philip Johnson in his office, 1986. (978.2000)

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Happy Year of the Snake

Wu Yinxian, Night of Festival, China, 1984 (236.1988) China Pictorial, 1975 (346.2005) Weegee, Chinatown–Fire Cracker Going Off (14538.1993) February 10 will mark one of the biggest holidays on the Chinese calendar, the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. We will … Continue reading

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