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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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(November 11) SOLDIER IN ART The National Museum of American Jewish Military History in D.C. off R Street Northwest presents Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art on Veterans Day from 1 to 3pm. The artist's ammo includes the anti-Nazi caricatures that made him famous during World War II. Fighting injustice and tyranny with his brush and pen, the art and message of Arthur Szyk are presented by Rabbi Irvin Ungar, followed by tours of the museum and a treasure hunt for children.

(Through November 21) GOING FOR BAROQUE The Mexican Cultural Institute is going for baroque at its D.C. headquarters in Columbia Heights through November 21st. This celebration of Mexico combines the country's traditions and unique baroque flavor with lectures on the origins of the movement in Mexico and concerts by the medieval-style music group La Fontegara.

(November 14) THE FRONTIER FAMILY You can head West during the Smithsonian's Frontier Family Day at the American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery in downtown D.C. Saturday from 11:30am to 3pm. This imaginary western journey includes bluegrass music and storytelling. Young participants can dress up like gun-slinger Annie Oakley or artist George Catlin, make corn husk dolls and take part in an Old West scavenger hunt.


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