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Studying Dalit history in the 21st century | History News

This April, Dalit History Month was once again celebrated by various educational institutions outside India, where special events were held to mark the occasion. Dalit History Month is closely associated with the celebration of the life and work of B R Ambedkar, the eminent Indian scholar, Dalit intellectual and social reformer, who has become a central figure in the Dalit struggle.

In India, the month of April is celebrated with different names such as Ambedkar Month, or Ambedkar Saptah (Ambedkar Weeks) with pan-India multilingual music festivals, lectures, publications, seminars, and art exhibitions to observe and meditate on Dalit culture and

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What to know about art, history and science museums in Sacramento

As COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up in California, museums across the Sacramento area are sharing their reopening plans.With 32 museums to choose from, according to Sacmuseums.org, residents and people looking for things to do in Sacramento can find a museum for almost anyone.Here’s a list of some of the museums in the area and where to find more information.TransportationCalifornia Automobile MuseumThe California Automobile Museum celebrates the impact of history, art and technology of the automobile on California culture, according to their website.Visitors to the California Automobile Museum will get to experience both modern and classic vehicles, from cars from the 1880s … Read More

How 2 friends made art history buying a $70M digital work

It took a few minutes for Vignesh Sundaresan and Anand Venkateswaran to realize that they’d parted with $69.3 million for a digital artwork stored in a JPEG file, coincidentally securing their place in art history.

“We weren’t sure we won,” said Venkateswaran, describing the nerve-wracking final moments of the online auction for a collage of 5,000 images by the artist known as Beeple. “We kept refreshing the page.”

The March 11 auction at Christie’s in London immediately

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The Fascinating History that Shaped Art Deco Design

Photo credit: Alice Morgan for House Beautiful

Photo credit: Alice Morgan for House Beautiful

From House Beautiful

This story was originally published on 3/16/2020.

Anyone who appreciates architecture and design—or even anyone who just loves period pieces like The Great Gatsby and Chicago—has probably gone through an Art Deco obsession phase. From the elaborate materials to the mesmerizing geometric shapes that define the aesthetic, it’s one of the most enduring, distinct, and exciting design movements ever. Well, at least in my opinion.

So when I was invited to go on an Art Deco walking tour with Los Angeles Conservancy, I couldn’t wait to extend

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