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Dismembering the Past: A Provocative New Acquisition That Re-Members History

Curator Amanda Maples discusses the NCMA's recent acquisition by renowned South African artist William Kentridge.
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Eye to Eye

Best of Circa 2020

As a challenging and spirited year draws to a close, we’re looking back at some of 2020’s most memorable posts.
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Eye to Eye

Taste: A Conversation between Makers and Users

The concept of taste brings together style and value in an expression of the self.
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Arts and Exhibitions

Goldsmiths at Work

Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women is the first major exhibition to focus on the history of Senegal’s gold.
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Closing the Book on Bacchus

Bacchus was featured in a variety of virtual programs over the summer and recently appeared in two publications.
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Behind the Scenes

Mysterious and Spooky

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to celebrate some of the Museum Park residents with the creepiest reputations!
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Arts and Exhibitions

Valuing Objects: A Negotiation of Attributes

There are many attributes we find valuable when assessing an object, which can be appreciated for its aesthetic, monetary, or functional value, to name a few.
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Arts and Exhibitions

Leonardo Drew: Making Chaos Legible

Leonardo Drew is a builder and maker on an epic scale. Leonardo Drew is a builder and maker on an epic scale.
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“Raise the Cup of Deliverance”: Thoughts on an 18th-century Beaker and the Jewish New Year

Among the most exciting recent NCMA acquisitions is a magnificent gilt silver beaker for a German Hevra Kadisha.
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