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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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1st indigenous leader of Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor resigns after 18 months

Sep. 10—Chris Newell, the first indigenous head of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, is resigning after only 18 months on the job.

Newell, a member of the Passamquoddy Tribe who was born and raised in Indian Township in Washington County, was named the head of the museum in February 2020. The mission of the museum, which was founded in Acadia National Park in 1926, is to preserve the art, culture and history of the Wabanaki tribes in Maine.

In a Friday statement recorded and posted on YouTube, Newell said the decision to resign from the post was difficult. He

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