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'To Future Women' at The Phillips Collection

January 17, 2018

From January 21 to February 14, The Phillips Collection is hosting To Future Women, an interactive artwork that marks the anniversary of the Women’s March through the platform of art.

 

Created by artist Georgia Saxelby, the project invites participants throughout America and beyond to write a letter to women in 20 years. Part art and part history, these letters will be archived for 20 years by The Phillips Collection and re-exhibited on January 21, 2037, historicizing one of the largest protests in American history while creating a time capsule for the next generation of women.

 

The project will launch at The Phillips Collection and will travel to different cultural institutions and public spaces in Washington, DC, over the following six months. 

 

Participants who cannot visit the museum may mail letters to:

To Future Women

Georgia Saxelby

c/o The Phillips Collection

1600 21st Street, NW

Washington DC 20009


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DC's New Recycling Rules

January 7, 2018

After you take away the Christmas tree, it's time to focus on DC Department of Public Works' new recycling requirement with its expanded list of items, effective January 1, 2018.  All part of a citywide goal of getting 80 percent of waste out of landfills.

 

The new list of recyclables is now the same for both residential and commercial properties, and includes these newly eligible items:

 

Pizza boxes

Paper and plastic plates, cups, lids and takeout containers

Plastic produce, deli/bakery containers and trays

Residents should continue to loosely place recyclable items in the blue bins without plastic bags.

Plastic bags, wrap and film are still not recyclable through DPW’s system, but residents can find a dropoff location to recycle those items.


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National Museum of the American Indian Hosts 'Americans'

November 27, 2017

The images are everywhere, from the Land O’Lakes butter maiden to the Cleveland Indians’ mascot, and from classic Westerns and cartoons to episodes of Seinfeld and South Park. American Indian names are everywhere too, from state, city, and street names to the Tomahawk missile. And the familiar historical events of Pocahontas’s life, the Trail of Tears, and the Battle of Little Bighorn remain popular reference points in everyday conversations.

 

Opening January 18, 2018, National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is hosting an exhibition of American Indian images, names, and stories that infuse American history and contemporary life.

 

Americans highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation’s identity since before the country began. It will surround visitors with images, delve into the three stories, and invite them to begin a conversation about why this phenomenon exists.

 

Pervasive, powerful, at times demeaning, the images, names, and stories reveal the deep connection between Americans and American Indians as well as how Indians have been embedded in unexpected ways in the history, pop culture, and identity of the United States.

 

About the photo above: Considered the most stylish of mass-produced motorcycle models, this 1948 Indian Chief is now on view in the museum’s Potomac Atrium. It will take up long-term residence on the Third Level when Americans opens this fall. From its origin as a bicycle brand exported overseas through its transition to a motorcycle line, the “Indian” name has signified American quality to foreign and domestic customers alike. This motorcycle’s fender ornament is an Indian figure with headdress. Indian Chief motorcycle on loan from the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham, Alabama. Photos by Matailong Du for the National Museum of the American Indian.

 

National Museum of the American Indian is located at 4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW. 


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