Designer Patrick Kelly, born and raised in Vicksburg, to have exhibition at Catfish Row Museum – The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg’s Catfish Row Museum will be opening an exhibit on August 24 featuring the work of a Vicksburg born and raised fashion designer.

Patrick Kelly started out designing window displays in Vicksburg, but quickly rose to fame upon moving to Paris in 1979 from the east coast where he had enrolled in Parsons School of Design earlier the same year. He was on the verge of becoming a household name before his early death in 1990 at the age of 35.

“He literally started with window displays in downtown Vicksburg when a lot of Black people weren’t able to go

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Blackwell’s Top of Oklahoma HIstorical Society’s Museum to take inventory thanks to grant

Picture a museum with 35,000 square feet of amazing artifacts. Documents with original presidential signatures, period furniture and costumes, musical instruments, military memorabilia, farm tools and collections from toys to locally-made glassware are just a fraction of the collections. That’s Blackwell’s Top of Oklahoma Historical Society’s Museum.

There’s only one drawback. There has been no comprehensive inventory of all the Museum’s treasures. Thanks to an Oklahoma Historical Society grant, Janna (Jai) Rogers, professional historian and museologist, was contracted to facilitate the inventorying and revamping of the museum’s collections.

Rogers joins Director Melissa Hudson and board member Marion Tucker to tackle

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Heartbeat of a nation: ‘Voices from the Drum’ exhibit at Osage Museum | Arts-and-theatre

The finished drums were then personally presented to the Osage artists commissioned for the project by Pipestem himself, sharing with them the thoughts he had about creating the individual drums.

“I think that, when the artists received these drums, and heard what he had to say, they were very respectful of what he had to say, and it made them reflect even more deeply on what they would make with that drum.

“Some of the artists are well-established and nationally known, such as Anita Fields, Yatika Fields, Norman Akers and Wendy Ponca,” said Marla Redcorn-Miller, director of the Osage Nation

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Daytona Beach’s Museum of Arts & Sciences celebrates 50 years on Nova


WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: The Daytona Beach Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Food trucks, 1970s laser rock concerts and star shows in the Lohman Planetarium, music from DJ Jukebox Bully, and tours of the Tuscawilla Nature Preserve. Visitors can also sign a free-standing memory wall that will go on display in the lobby of the museum for the rest of the year. 

COST: The event is free for members or with paid museum admission. 


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Beach museum exhibit pairs animals, cultures, art styles

Jul. 17—The animals came marching two by two to the Beach Museum of Art.

“Two by Two: Animal Pairs” features sets of animals portrayed in different styles and media. Inspired by the American Library Association’s summer reading program theme “Tales and Tails” at Manhattan Public Library, the pairs on display can teach kids to compare and contrast both the art itself, but also how different cultures view the animals.

“It’s kind of a Noah’s Ark,” said Kathrine Schlageck, associate curator of education and curator of the exhibit.

The museum is now open by appointment with plans to fully reopen on

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Erie museum to hold grand reopening.

History is back. 

The Hagen History Center, which closed in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will hold its grand reopening this coming weekend, complete with new exhibits, free tours and a bounty of entertainment. 

The reopening, which is scheduled for Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and July 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will provide free public access to exhibits and artifacts including the recently reassembled San Francisco office of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

This is Frank Lloyd Wright's San Francisco office, which will be permanently displayed at the Hagen History Center in Erie beginning Saturday.

The office was most recently exhibited in Pittsburgh, then reassembled and rebuilt at the Hagen History Center at 356 W. Sixth

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