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Chicago museum fires all of it’s mostly White female, financially well-off docents for lack of diversity

The Art Institute of fired all of its trained volunteers and guides last month, who were mostly older White women, to diversify its team. 

“We were surprised, we were disappointed,” Gigi Vaffis, president of the docent council, said in an interview with radio station WBEZ of the firings. “There is an army of very highly skilled docents that are willing and ready and able to continue with arts education.” 

The Art Institute used to have more than 100 docents, 82 of whom were active, until an executive director of learning and engagement, Veronica Stein, sent an email on Sept. 3

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Chrysler Museum of Art exhibition celebrates 50 years of Norfolk’s Scope and its Italian designer, Pier Luigi Nervi

In 1960, people around the world marveled at that year’s Summer Olympics, the first to be commercially televised.

Fans watched athletes compete in the oval-shaped Stadio Flaminio, Rome’s new 30,000-seat stadium designed by Italian architect Pier Luigi Nervi and his son.

Norfolk civic leaders were watching too and were captivated by the stadium. In 1965, they tapped the man behind it to design Norfolk’s cultural and convention center for basketball championships, rock concerts, opera and theater: Scope.

Scope opened in November 1971. The building and nine other Nervi projects are the focus of the 50th anniversary exhibition, “Pier Luigi

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First Americans Museum Grand Opening Celebration Includes Procession of All 39 Oklahoma Tribes

The First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City will host its grand opening September 18-19. (Photo/Darren Thompson for Native News Online.)

The First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City will host its grand opening September 18-19. (Photo/Darren Thompson for Native News Online.)

Oklahoma City, Okla.—Nearly three decades in the making, the First Americans Museum finally opens it doors this weekend, kicking off a busy weekend of activities with a procession featuring delegates from each of the 39 Tribal Nations in the state of Oklahoma.

The tribal procession begins Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with formal recognitions to follow by Governor of the Chickasaw Nation Bill Anoatubby, Mayor of Oklahoma City David Holt (Osage), United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (Muscogee) and other museum

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47th Annual Bi-State Art Competition and Exhibition Juried art event currently housed at downtown Meridian museum | Lifestyles


The oldest juried art competition in the region, Meridian Museum of Art’s Bi-State, has returned for its 47th year.

The Bi-State is the downtown Meridian museum’s prestigious annual exhibit recognizing and celebrating outstanding artistic achievements by artists. Open to current and past residents of Mississippi and Alabama, the competition offers more than $3,000 in awards and prizes, including the $1,000 Alliance Health Center Best of Show Award.

Recognized as the cornerstone exhibit for Meridian Museum of Art, this year’s Bi-State features drew 261 entries, with 84 works selected by 59 artists. All images and the exhibition can be viewed on

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