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Supporting the Arts

  Why should you support the arts? Aren’t there better causes to donate to? Well, sure, you could argue that cancer research, fighting homelessness, or any number of other issues are more deserving of your money, but the arts are quite important too. Art is part of culture, and whether you’re helping to preserve existing […]

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National Portrait Gallery upcoming exhibitions

Coming Soon: ‘Staging the Self’ at the National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery, a historic art museum that was founded as part of the Smithsonian Institution, offers the country’s most expansive collection of portraits and has a handful of highly anticipated exhibitions scheduled to launch soon. One of these upcoming exhibits is titled “Portraiture Now: Staging the Self,” and is representative of the museum’s […]

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Noble Traders

Noble Traders: Beyond Fair Trade

  It seems unthinkable that a price could be put on one’s culture, and yet, reducing cultural artifacts to mere objects worthy of consumption happens all of the time. Craftsmen in developing countries are often grossly exploited, and once artisanal items are given a price tag, they lose so much of their authentic cultural value. […]

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Cultural heritage tells us where we come from, traditions we might have, and people we are connected to.

#TBT The Importance of Cultural Heritage

*For this week’s #TBT, we wanted to take a look back at an article we shared about cultural heritage. February marked the annual recognition of Black History Month, and March holds St. Patrick’s Day, another cultural celebration. What better time to reflect upon your own cultural heritage and what it means to you than now? […]

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The Risk of Feeding a Cultural Food Chain

A few months back, we discussed the importance of cultural heritage and taking ownership of your own culture, while educating yourself about those around you. Cultural pride can help one to cultivate one’s own identity, which can be difficult to do in large cities, for example, where it’s easy to feel lost among so many […]

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Flags of many nations

The Importance of Cultural Heritage

Not everyone feels a connection with their cultural heritage, but many people do. What is it about cultural heritage that draws these people to it? Some may think traditions are archaic and no longer relevant, and that they are unnecessary during these modern times. Perhaps for some, they aren’t; but for others, exploring cultural heritage […]

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