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“Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures From Southwest China”

February 21, 2018 - July 9, 2018
George Washington University Museum, 701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States

The traditions in question be-long to several Chinese minority groups, including the Miao and Dong people, whose distinct cultures this exhibit aims to spotlight and preserve. Highlights include intricate metal jewelry, handwoven baby carriers, and elaborate festival garb embroidered with images depicting centuries-old legends.

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“Emilio Cavallini”

May 4, 2018 - May 27, 2018
IA&A at Hillyer, 9 Hillyer Court, NW,
Washington, DC 20008 United States

Cavallini is a fashion designer whose creations have been worn by Beyoncé and Madonna. In 2010, he shifted focus from clothing to art. The result is these fascinating objects, which he spins out of fabrics and thread.

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Artes de Cuba

May 8, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Kennedy Center, United States

This two-week extravaganza brings 400 Cuban and Cuban-American artists to town for a ridiculously broad array of events—from dance lessons to films to cocktail tastings (prices vary). Read about La Dame Blanche and four others we can’t wait to check out. Manuel Mendive May 8–20 The renowned Afro-Cuban visual artist is displaying an assortment of […]

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“World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean”

May 9, 2018 - May 31, 2018
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States

If you’ve ever seen a gorgeously carved Swahili door, you understand why the wooden wonders are so renowned. If not, you’ll find several at this exhibit of more than 160 artifacts from the Swahili Coast of East Africa, which has a rich history as a center of global trade among Asia, Africa, and Europe. Also […]

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“Outbreak: Epidemics in a connected World”

May 18, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Our condolences to germophobes who accidentally wander into this look at deadly pathogens such as Ebola, Zika, and HIV. You will definitely be freaked out as you walk through a reconstruction of an Ebola field hospital in West Africa and learn about how killer illnesses originate in animals and then spread to humans around the […]

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