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Halloween: An Ancient Celebration

Halloween: An Ancient Celebration

Halloween — celebrated on October 31 — is one of the most ancient holidays still observed in the Western world. Once it was the most important day of the year for the Celtic peoples, whose descendants include the Irish, Welsh, Scots and Bretons. Samhain, as it was known then, was [...]

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Andy Warhol: Life, Death and Beauty – Oct 5, 2013 – Jan 19, 2014 in Mons

Andy Warhol: Life, Death and Beauty – Oct 5, 2013 – Jan 19, 2014 in Mons

  Andy Warhol Life, Death and Beauty BAM – 5/10/2013 – 19/01/2014 This exhibition at the BAM explores the lesser-known connection Andy Warhol always had with spirituality and religion, through the artist’s pictures. His body of work continues to oscillate between life, death and beauty. The revelation of this hidden [...]

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Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff… at MuHKA (Oct 4, 2013 – Feb, 2, 2014)

Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff… at MuHKA (Oct 4, 2013 – Feb, 2, 2014)

Works by internationally renowned American artist Kerry James Marshall will be on display at the  MuHKA – Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst in Antwerp from October 4, 2013 until February 2, 2014. The exhibition, “Painting and Other Stuff…” is the largest display of Marshall’s work in Europe to date. Chicago-based Marshall [...]

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Exhibit: Will Eisner, Spirit of the Graphic Novel (September 17, 2013 – March 2, 2014)

Exhibit: Will Eisner, Spirit of the Graphic Novel (September 17, 2013 – March 2, 2014)

Discover American Will Eisner (1917-2005), considered a world comic strips’ masters in the 20th century in Brussels from September 17, 2013 to March 2, 2014! Widely considered one of the masters of comics in the 20th century, William Erwin “Will” Eisner (1917-2005) was an American cartoonist and writer. One of [...]

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Photo Exhibit: Steve McCurry – Eye Witness (September 6 – November 23, 2013)

Photo Exhibit: Steve McCurry – Eye Witness (September 6 – November 23, 2013)

A solo exhibition of Magnum photographer Steve McCurry’s work (USA, 1950) will take place at Fifty One Fine Art Photography in Antwerp. This renowned photojournalist needs little introduction as his name is implicitly linked with his iconic image ‘The Afghan Girl’ which covered the National Geographic Magazine in 1985. Nevertheless [...]

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Red Star Line Museum Opens September 28, 2013 in Antwerp

Red Star Line Museum Opens September 28, 2013 in Antwerp

A new museum, focusing on the story of millions of people who travelled to America and Canada on board of the Red Star Line’s ocean liners in search of a new and better life is set to open on September 28, 2013 in Antwerp. The Red Star Line museum tells [...]

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Chicago, Illinois: Metropolis on the Great Lakes

Chicago, Illinois: Metropolis on the Great Lakes

The third-largest city in the United States, Chicago is the unofficial capital of the American Midwest, rooted in the Industrial Revolution that trans- formed the country into a manu- facturing powerhouse as urban centers welcomed new immigrant populations. In the early 20th century, the city became famous for the style [...]

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The Dream Lives On, the Work Continues

The Dream Lives On, the Work Continues

It was a speech that the world cannot forget. On August 28, 1963, an estimated 250,000 people marched to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington where they heard Martin Luther King Jr. give a speech destined to resonate through the ages. In what became known as the “I Have a Dream” [...]

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Address at 1963 March on Washington

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Address at 1963 March on Washington

The U.S. Department of State has been granted rights through December 31, 2013, by The King Center to the reprint and distribution of the following speech by U.S. embassies, U.S. consulates and department-affiliated institutions. Translation rights by permission only. Copyright notice must be included on all material. Download this speech [...]

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U.S. National Parks Reflect America’s Spirit

U.S. National Parks Reflect America’s Spirit

In the United States, summer is the traditional time for vacations. The ways in which Americans spend their leisure hours are as diverse as the land and its people. One popular activity is visiting national parks. Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. [...]

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