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Little free art: Help yourself concept spreads from books to canvas | News

FRANKFORT — Three new Little Free Art Galleries in downtown Frankfort build grassroot connections and inspire the community’s creative culture.

The Oliver Art Center initiative based on the Little Free Libraries concept fills mini street side galleries with original works by professional artists — and anyone moved to pick up a paint brush, make a small sculpture, weave a tiny textile or engage in any other visual art.

Artist works are freely given to the project and free to take.

“We’re trying to make art accessible to anyone at anytime and spread the word that art is for everyone,” said

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‘The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War,’ by Louis Menand: An Excerpt

A fifth of the population lived in poverty. The enfranchisement of Black Americans and the opening of economic opportunity to women did little to lessen the dominance in virtually every sphere of life of white men. A spirit of American exceptionalism was widespread, as was a quasi-official belief in something called “the American way of life,” based on an image of normativity that was (to put it mildly) not inclusive.

The culture industries, as they expanded, absorbed and commercialized independent and offbeat culture-makers, and the university, as it expanded, swallowed up the worlds of creative writing and dissident political opinion.

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‘The Free World’ Explains How Culture Heated Up During the Cold War

Amanda Claybaugh, a close colleague of Menand’s in Harvard’s English department before she became the school’s dean of undergraduate education, said that embedding ideas in stories is an “analytical mode” for Menand. “If you tell a story, you have to think in very concrete and specific terms about how culture works in a particular moment, how certain ideas, influences, encounters shape a person.”

How was Menand shaped?

He grew up in the Boston area, where his father was an administrator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His great-grandfather, also Louis Menand (the author is technically Louis Menand IV), was a

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Celebrate Black History Month With These Free Virtual Events | Travel

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many museums and cultural institutions around the country are opting to shift their Black History Month line-ups for the month of February from in-person to online-only affairs. The result is a creative curation of art exhibitions, concerts, panel discussions and other events designed to celebrate, but safely through virtual means. Here are more than a dozen (free!) events to mark on your calendar.

Exhibitions

The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., is hosting a comprehensive exhibition focused on the life of Pauli Murray, a Civil Rights activist who was also

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