On Haiti's To Do List: Artwork Recovery | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

On Haiti's To Do List: Artwork Recovery

Play associated audio
The Smithsonian and the Haitian government are attempting to recover and restore art damaged by the earthquake in Haiti.
Johanna Mendelson Forman
The Smithsonian and the Haitian government are attempting to recover and restore art damaged by the earthquake in Haiti.

The Haitian art world suffered great losses in the earthquake, with museums and galleries extensively damaged--including Port-au-Prince's main art museum, the Centre d'Art.

A major recovery project is underway, headed by the Smithsonian and the Haitian government, to restore as much of the artwork as possible.

Sabri Ben-Achour and The Kojo Nnamdi Show will be broadcasting from Haiti all this week.

NPR

For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.
NPR

From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
NPR

FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims, Report Says

The latest revelation from Edward Snowden's NSA trove is a story that appeared in the online publication The Intercept. Five prominent Muslim citizens say they were spied on because they're Muslims.
NPR

What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.