'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Play associated audio
An eighty-year-old basket weaver is featured in "Mexico through the lens of National Geographic."
Robb Kendrick, National Geographic (http://icm.sre.gob.mx/imw/images/stories/tejedora.gif)
An eighty-year-old basket weaver is featured in "Mexico through the lens of National Geographic."

(July 13-Feb. 2012) Living in America

The Mall's National Museum of the American Indian showcases twenty images to highlight interactions between African Americans and Native Americans in Indivisible. The exhibition explores the laws, customs and identity issues that have affected both groups since the days of Columbus. It's on display through early 2012.

(July 13-Aug. 5) Keeping the faith

Prince George's Arts & Humanities Council keeps the faith with Sacred Reflections through early August. Paintings, prints, sculpture, photography and mixed media works reflect the diversity of worship traditions in Prince George's at the University of Maryland's Driskell Center in College Park. Artists, scholars and clergy members take part in a discussion on art in religion Wednesday evening. A gospel choir will be on hand, just in case.

(July 13-Oct. 22) Mexico via Nat Geo

Mexico through the lens of National Geographic is showing at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Northwest through October. More than 130 images spanning 100 years capture the geography and culture of our neighbors to the South.

Music: "Apertura" by Gustavo Santaolalla

WAMU 88.5

Hundreds Brave Frigid Temperatures To Celebrate Kite Festival

There was plenty of wind to lift kites of all shapes and sizes at the National Blossom Kite Festival Sunday; at least for those who could brave the cold.

NPR

Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.
NPR

Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law

Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.
NPR

App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

Leave a Comment

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