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I snuck out of work early to attend Membership and Tea with Dr. C at the National Museum of African Art. This is the second time I've attended; a smaller group today but still a good discussion, especially about fundraising for the Smithsonian as an institution as a whole vs. fundraising by individual museums, and how the National Museum of African-American History and Culture will relate to the NMAA and the Anacostia Community Museum.

One of the upcoming exhibits will feature a Moroccan artist named Lalla Essaydi. I'm not familiar with her work so I looked her up. This dreamy, languid image reminds me of my sisters-in-law, and how their world is circumscribed by the inability to read. (If you look closely the whole photo is covered in Arabic calligraphy, an entire genre of art unto itself.)

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On March 30th, 2012 02:35 pm (UTC), wunderbar commented:
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On April 6th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I saw her exhibit in Atlanta. One woman reminded me of my mom in her youth. AH.
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