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Inventing Abstraction: 1910–1925 – Museum of Modern Art (NYC) December 23, 2012–April 15, 2013

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Inventing Abstraction: 1910–1925 explores the advent of abstraction as both a historical idea and an emergent artistic practice. František Kupka. Localization of Graphic Motifs II. 1912–13. Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 76 3/8″ (200 x 194 cm), frame: 78 3/4 x 76 3/8″ (200 x 194 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Ailsa […] [Read More]
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Recent posts on my Art History News blog

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See lots of great art with each of these posts on my blog: Art History News Mary Cassatt and the Feminine Ideal in 19th-Century Paris The Cleveland Museum of Art presents *Mary Cassatt and the Feminine Ideal in 19th-Century Paris*, an exhibition that explores Cassatt’s images of women with those of her contemporaries such as […] [Read More]
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The Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act has passed Congress

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The Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act, formerly known as the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act, has passed Congress today as part of the National Defense Authorization Act and will now be sent to President Obama to sign into law. The legislation requires the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to evaluate its current efforts in studying pancreatic […] [Read More]
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Wait, What? They took that money too?

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What It was created in 2007 as a way to fund education technology programs in Connecticut public schools and help develop public oriented local and state cable programming. Its short-form name was the State Account for Community Access and Educational Technology. In fact, its official title was the “public, educational […] [Read More]
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American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe, opening December 22 at the Whitney Museum of American Art

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Eighteen early to mid-century American artists who forged distinctly modern styles are the subjects of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe, opening December 22 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Drawing from the Whitney’s permanent collection, the year-long show features iconic as well as lesser known works by Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, […] [Read More]
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Record breaking cuts to social services and education programs – no new taxes for the wealthy

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What It’s morning in Connecticut: Do you know what the budget bill means? With little debate, and even less awareness of the ramifications of passing the bill, the State House of Representatives voted 140 to 3 and the State Senate voted 31 to 3 to pass a deficit mitigation bill […] [Read More]
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Raising Minimum Wage Lifts Single Mothers Out of Poverty and Boosts U.S. Economy

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Raising the minimum wage to a living wage begins the cycle of lifting single mothers out of poverty, according to a policy report released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin. The U.S. census shows more Americans — 46.2 million people — are living in […] [Read More]
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Cuts in public sector expenditure will weaken the economy further, and may even put the state back into recession

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From the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis at the University of Connecticut, Connecticut Economic Outlook – December 2012 report The Connecticut economy is in trouble. Deep trouble. Federal statistics released in August revealed that Connecticut went into recession much earlier than previously known and, critically, the contraction was dramatically worse. And then recovery in both […] [Read More]
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Study predicts extreme climate in Eastern US

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Results show the Northeast region will be hotter and wetter From extreme drought to super storms, many wonder what the future holds for the climate of the eastern United States. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, does away with the guessing. Results show the region will be hotter and wetter. […] [Read More]
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Teachers are True First Responders…

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What As our state and nation work to process the incomprehensible, the first thing that stands out when we look back on the Newtown tragedy, and the many other school shootings that have plagued our nation over the fourteen years since Columbine, is that time after time, faced with unimaginable […] [Read More]
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