The Arab American National Museum is opening an exhibit focusing on the generation of children who are growing since the 9/11 attacks. The project, “In the Heart of Arab America,” was sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Assn. and called The Living Textbook. The museum also has an online exhibit titled “Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes.”
The museum notes that Turner Classic Movies is presenting “Arab Images on Film” on Tuesday and Thursday nights in July as part of its Race and Hollywood project.
Films include the silent era (“The Sea Hawk” 1924), Arabs as villains (“Sinbad the Sailor,” 1947), epics (“Lawrence of Arabia,” 1962), Arabs as a subject of ridicule (“Road to Morocco,” 1942), Arab maidens (“Kismet,” 1944), Arabs as sheiks (“The Wind and the Lion,” 1975), even-handed portrayals (“Five Graves to Cairo,” 1943) and images from outside Hollywood (“Battle of Algiers,” 1966).
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Detail: “Flame of Araby” Credit: Arab American National Museum
The Los Angeles Times has a feature on the Missouri State Penitentiary and the Texas Prison Museum.
The farmhouse featured in Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World” is now a national landmark. AP
The Gettysburg National Military Park receives a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair. Washington Post
A look at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History. Washington Post
The National Museum of Women in the Arts has an exhibit on the “Guerrilla Girls,” who once noted: “Less than 3% of the artists in the Modern Art sections are women … but 83% of the nudes are female.” Washington Post