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September 24, 2018
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Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Fritz St. Jean. Dessalines, 1998. More about Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haiti’s founding father here. ‘…it is hard to overestimate the influence of the Haitian Revolution on other struggles for liberty and equality, especially in the 19th century. U.S. abolitionist Frederick Douglass … Continue reading

September 22, 2018
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mass moca

#massmoca was predictably brilliant: #lizglynn #sollewitt #spencerfinch #dawndedeaux #lonnieholley #louisebourgeois #robertrauschenberg and #jamesturrell’s #hindsight (complete darkness) and #intothelight (where one is surrounded by, almost squeezed into, changing, throbbing, vibrant color – i could feel and smell the color on my … Continue reading

September 17, 2018
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Aria at the Lyric Theater

Experienced #Aria at the #LyricTheater today – pure #magic! “Lush contemporary #dance, #opera, #media #projection and live #music create a new way of seeing the majestic Lyric Theater… and shed new light on opera, #history, and #performance.” Directed by Missy … Continue reading

September 5, 2018
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shivastakam at high falls

#beautiful #shoot yesterday of a #powerful #indian #classicaldance #shivastakam with Sejal Shah and Sraddha Prativadi at #highfalls in #rochester, #NY, for #TheInjuredBody: a #film about #racism in #america cinematography by Rajesh Barnabas, directed by Mara Ahmed

September 3, 2018
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Mughal painting

“A Hindu woman with a covered cup is a Mughal miniature painting of a single, standing female figure. The elegant naturalism of the work is typical of Mughal painting, which developed from a mix of Persian and Indian precursors, in … Continue reading