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Arte Cubano
September 23, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Fusco will discuss the recent efforts of "artivists" in Cuba to advocate for expanded expressive freedoms and civil rights. She will focus primarily on the activities of 27N and the San Isidro Movement. 

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Color Matters
September 28, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (CST)
Location: University Museums YouTube

Enjoy a virtual exploration of the newest reACT exhibition Color Matters with guest curator Dr. Jonathan Sturm as he shares his thoughts on the concept, discusses highlights of the exhibition, and invites you to visit in person and reACT.

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Flicker & Flame
October 21, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Zoom

Life requires light, and people throughout history invented many ways to illuminate their environments. About 150 years ago, they began using electricity to generate light, fundamentally changing our long relationship with artificial lighting. People chose to adopt electric lighting because of its convenience. That choice, reinforced by choices made since, created a society dependent on electricity. Cheap and plentiful artificial lighting is now in a real sense invisible, typically noticed only when it fails. Using materials from the Smithsonian collections, this presentation takes a walk through history, discussing cultural, economic, and social consequences of electric lighting and electrification.

Dr. Hal Wallace is Curator of Electricity Collections at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

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