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Beach museum exhibit pairs animals, cultures, art styles

Jul. 17—The animals came marching two by two to the Beach Museum of Art.

“Two by Two: Animal Pairs” features sets of animals portrayed in different styles and media. Inspired by the American Library Association’s summer reading program theme “Tales and Tails” at Manhattan Public Library, the pairs on display can teach kids to compare and contrast both the art itself, but also how different cultures view the animals.

“It’s kind of a Noah’s Ark,” said Kathrine Schlageck, associate curator of education and curator of the exhibit.

The museum is now open by appointment with plans to fully reopen on Aug. 24. “Two by Two” consists of 13 pairs of art depicting animals in the physical exhibit. Additional pairs can be viewed on the Beach Museum website.

In order to complement the summer reading program curriculum, Schlageck said she wanted to select pieces that were very different because it gave

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Memphis museums highlight Bluff City history, culture, and art

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The Bluff City is home to more than two museums, each with its own draw.

Local history, culture, and art are enshrined in the halls and galleries of Bluff City museums, preserving treasures that give Memphis its identity.

And what better way to explore that uniqueness than to take a seat and let the conductor punch your ticket on a whistle stop tour through Memphis’ Railroad and Trolley Museum.

”Our whole focus is telling the Memphis railroad history story. We’re unique in that we focus locally because there’s so much detail,” said Mike Fleming, president of Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum.

Tucked inside Memphis’ Central Station on the Southwest Corner of South Main and G.E. Patterson is the little museum that could.

”We have artifacts that show the way the conductors operated, the way train people did their business,” said Joe Oliver, vice president of Memphis

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Center for Contemporary Arts names new cinema director

On June 1, The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) announced Peter Grendle as its new cinema director. Grendle brings more than 15 years of theater management experience to the CCA, which operates two screens at its 1050 Old Pecos Trail location, as well as its satellite venue, The Screen (1600 St. Michael’s Drive), located on the former campus of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Grendle served as The Screen’s general manager from 2005 to 2015, and as general manager of Violet Crown Cinema from 2015 to 2021. “I believe a successful community theater should not simply entertain but educate and enlighten in a manner that is truly unique,” said Grendle in a news release. “CCA’s past, present, and future offers one-of-a-kind artistic interaction and community engagement with the best crowd on the planet: Santa Feans.” Pasatiempo recognized Grendle as

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Art gallery to move forward with Hunter Biden’s exhibition despite N-word text message scandal

Hunter Biden’s art exhibition will reportedly carry on despite newly surfaced text messages that show him repeatedly use the N-word.

President Joe Biden’s son, who is now a “full-time artist,” initially announced a partnership with SoHo art dealer Georges Berges last year and said the duo would hold an exhibition in New York this fall. He intends to sell his artwork there from $75,000 to $500,000 per piece, according to a new report.

Biden, who faced multiple scandals involving his laptop and family’s financial dealings, is again facing scrutiny after reports revealed multiple uses of the N-word in conversations with his lawyer that took place between 2018 and 2019.

“How much money do I owe you?” Biden asked in a December 2018 text exchange with his lawyer, George Mesires, who is white. “Becaause [sic] n**** you better not be charging me Hennessy rates.”

“I only love you because

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