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An eighty-year-old basket weaver is featured in "Mexico through the lens of National Geographic."
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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

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