Latest Guggenheim Fellows Stories

2014-07-10 12:25:08

Daytime and evening programs throughout the month of July highlight stories from one of California's Awe-Inspiring Treasures, and events include special presentations from Outdoor Afro members as they report back from their trip retracing the trail of the Buffalo Soldiers; Also Latino Outdoors share their stories and mission to engage the Latino community about Yosemite and the National Parks System. SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society launches new...

2014-07-07 12:24:58

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning Premieres Nationwide Friday, August 29 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Her celebrated photograph "Migrant Mother" is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent the suffering of America's Great Depression. Yet few know the story, struggles and profound body of work of the woman behind the camera: Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895...

2014-06-30 20:21:42

Six-month exhibition includes more than 250 items, telling stories of Yosemite through photographs, videos, artworks, historic objects, words, and enhanced eBook SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Yosemite, a landscape of profound natural beauty, we find human stories that are utterly surprising, poignant, revealing, and sometimes tragic. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140630/123315 In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, in...

2014-05-21 23:07:43

Former Chairman of Federal Reserve System reflects event’s powerful program. Arlington, Va. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Demonstrating its commitment to providing high-caliber, diverse leaders in its event programming, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced today that Dr. Bernanke, chairman, The Federal Reserve System (2006-2014) will address the NACDS Total Store Expo during the morning Business Program on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition...

2014-05-18 23:03:13

“Streb’s audacious two-part show doesn’t so much push the boundaries of strength and endurance as it removes them.” NY Times Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 Back home after an acclaimed tour, STREB, New York’s Own Action Heroes, spring into action with the spring edition of Forces at SLAM (Streb Lab for Action Mechanics), their Williamsburg playground. Elizabeth Streb and her Extreme Action Company have teamed with theater luminaries to give Action a voice and...

2014-04-01 08:27:21

Selected by White House Committee, Student Poetry Ambassadors Connect Youth Across the Country to the Dynamic Art of Literary Self-Expression NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During their tenure as teen literary ambassadors, the second annual class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP) has been actively participating in readings and workshops across the country to share their work and amplify the youth voice in poetry. To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, each of the...

2014-03-04 12:24:25

Curated by Amanda Quinn Olivar VENICE, Calif., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This exhibit brings together artists who have been involved in, or influenced by, the Venice beach art scene from the 1950s through today. James Evans and Daniel Samakov of James' Beach are thrilled to host this fundraising event to benefit A Window Between Worlds (AWBW), a Venice-based nonprofit arts organization. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130326/DC83735LOGO-b Artists' Reception:...

2014-02-19 12:25:48

Melberg Commemorates Milestone with the Launch of a Lecture Series CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 1984, nationally recognized artists have found a home for their work at Jerald Melberg Gallery. This year marks the 30(th) anniversary of the business Melberg founded with a passion for art and a belief that Charlotte would remain the hub for his national client base. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140219/CL67602-a) (Logo:...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'