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2014-03-03 12:24:15

Opening May 3, "An American in London: Whistler and the Thames" is First Major Exhibition of Whistler's Influential Early London Period WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "An American in London: Whistler and the Thames," opening May 3 at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, is the first major exhibition ever devoted to American artist James McNeill Whistler's early period in London, and it is the largest U.S. display of his work in almost 20 years. The...

2010-11-15 08:44:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Academy of Sciences (the Academy) today announced the establishment of The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science via a founding gift from The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. The budget for the first three years will be at least $7.5 million, supported by generous funding from The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. and other private and public funders, the Academy said. The Sackler founding gift is the largest ever made to the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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