Tagged: history

Weta Digital’s R. Christopher White on Black History: Making Our Place

I’ve always been fascinated with the history of spaces, knowing there are stories encapsulated in a place. How one can enter a room and receive cues to all that has happened there. As I reflect on Black History Month, I think of the pioneering work of those that came before and the movement of history and culture through these spaces.

My father programmed computers by day, a woodworker in the evening. It isn’t by accident that my chosen profession is visual effects, a mixture of computer science and art. He would wake the kids up early on Saturday mornings.

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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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Programs on Culture, Arts and Politics Highlight Black History Month

Cal State Fullerton is celebrating Black History Month during February, with a range of virtual programs focusing on culture, arts and politics, organized by the African American Resource Center.

Event topics include protests and dissents, Black foods, the Angela Davis lecture that took place at CSUF 49 years ago and researching African diasporic family histories. 

This year’s theme for the month is “Black Publications,” which have been a vital

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how the discoveries at Sutton Hoo rewrote our cultural history

The restored iron helmet is perhaps the most recognisable face of the Anglo-Saxon period
The restored iron helmet is perhaps the most recognisable face of the Anglo-Saxon period

“These people were not just marauding barbarians. They had culture! They had art!” So exalts Cambridge archeologist Charles Phillips, as he contemplates the treasure trove his team has just unearthed from an Anglo-Saxon burial mound at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.

This is a scene from The Dig – Australian director Simon Stone’s faithful fictionalisation of one of the most famous excavations in British history, out on Netflix now – and it goes some way to encapsulating the significance of the discoveries for the history of art

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