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Aug. 28: Smithsonian is Marking March on Washington Anniversary With Film Dedicated to Pivotal Day in Black History

Aug. 28: Smithsonian is Marking March on Washington Anniversary With Film Dedicated to Pivotal Day in Black History

  TO MARK THE 57TH ANNIVERSARY of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is making its grand opening film, “August 28: A Day in the Life of a People,” available online, free to public for 24 hours, beginning tomorrow morning. “Aug. 28”...
Ava DuVernay Guest Edits Time Magazine, Offering Art as an 'Antidote for Our Times'

Ava DuVernay Guest Edits Time Magazine, Offering Art as an ‘Antidote for Our Times’

One of New York City’s “unusual characters.” | Photo by Clay Benskin for Time. Used with permission from the photographer   TIME TAPPED Ava DuVernay to guest edit a special issue devoted to optimism and she delivered a magazine chock full of hope, promise and creativity. The award-winning writer/director/producer elected to explore optimism through the...
Weekend Viewing: Kara Walker in Conversation with Filmmaker Ava DuVernay

Weekend Viewing: Kara Walker in Conversation with Filmmaker Ava DuVernay

The Broad brought Kara Walker and Ava DuVernay together for a conversation on Oct. 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills.   HOUSING THE EXPANSIVE Eli and Edythe Broad collection of post-war and contemporary art, The Broad museum will open its doors in downtown Los Angeles next year. In the lead up to its debut, the museum...