National Museum of American History Participates in Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative #BecauseOfHerStory

List of Exhibitions and Displays Opening March 2019 – June 2020

Three National Museum of American History exhibitions opening in 2019 and 2020 are part of the Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative #BecauseOfHerStory. The initiative is one of the country’s most ambitious undertakings to research, collect, document display and share the compelling story of women. It will deepen our understanding of women’s contributions to the nation and the world. Designed to amplify women’s crucial roles in building and sustaining the nation, the three exhibitions are “All Work and No Pay,” “Creating Icons: How We Remember Women’s Suffrage” and “Girlhood! (It’s Complicated).”smithsonian-logo

All Work and No Pay”: Opens March 4, 2019, and Closes February 2020

Break rooms across America hold signs that read: “Your mother doesn’t work here.” The Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s new display “All Work and No Pay: A History of Women’s Invisible Labor” examines just that: the implied expectation that women will take care of the housework. The exhibit, opening March 4, shows that despite making steps forward in the paid labor force, women continued to be responsible for the almost-timeless and undeniably endless unpaid work at home.

Pockets, aprons, housedresses and a variety of other costumes meant for domestic work from colonial America to the 1990s are featured. Objects from various ethnic communities and classes will highlight how women shared similar tasks across race and class despite the complicated dynamics and inequalities between them. Through this display, visitors can see how women have always worked and debate the value and implications of unwaged labor in the home.

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SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY Logo. (PRNewsFoto/SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY)

Creating Icons: How We Remember Women’s Suffrage”: Opens March 6, 2020/Closes TBD

To mark the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking 19th Amendment that recognized women’s right to vote, the museum will open “Creating Icons: How We Remember Women’s Suffrage.” Designed to commemorate women’s achievements in winning suffrage, the exhibit will invite audiences to explore how we celebrate, what we remember, what (and who) has been forgotten or silenced over time and how those exclusions helped create the cracks and fissures in the movement that continue to impact women’s politics and activism. A jewel box approach will display a small group of artifacts in conjunction with graphics and media – an interweaving of the “famous” and the “forgotten.” The most impressive piece, a six-foot oil portrait of Susan B. Anthony, will be the centerpiece of the exhibition. Painted by Sarah J. Eddy in 1900, it depicts an idealized image of Anthony being presented with flowers by young boys and girls on the occasion of her 80th birthday. Other Items from the National American Women Suffrage Association collection (now the League of Women Voters) donated to the Smithsonian between 1919 and 1920 will be featured. Materials related to Adelaide Johnson (sculptor of Portrait Monument in the Capitol), Alice Paul (suffragist and activist who helped secure women’s right to vote) and the National Woman’s Party (NWP), and other suffrage and women’s activism collections are included.

Girlhood! (It’s Complicated)”: Opens June 12, 2020, and Closes Jan 2, 2022, and will travel through SITES

For decades, young women were told that girls were “made of sugar and spice and everything nice.” What we learn from history is that many girls were made of stronger stuff. They changed history. This will be a signature exhibition at the museum and it is designed to travel through the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Through its rich collections and new acquisitions, the museum will explore how girls have been on the front lines of social and cultural change. Girlhood (It’s Complicated) engages in timely conversations about youth movements and women’s history through unexpected stories of girlhood in the United States. With the design inspired by zines, the 5,000 square-foot gallery will have five story sections: Education (Being Schooled), Wellness (Body Talk), Work (Hey, Where is My Girlhood?), Fashion (Girl’s Remix) as well as biographical interactives called “A Girl’s Life.

Through incomparable collections, rigorous research and dynamic public outreach, the National Museum of American History explores the infinite richness and complexity of American history. It helps people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future. The museum is located on Constitution Avenue N.W., between 12th and 14th Streets, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free.

More information about the initiative is available at https://womenshistory.si.edu.

New-York Historical Society Presents Artwork By Betye Saar in Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean

Exhibition Explores The Enduring Legacy Of Slavery And The Representation Of African American Women

The New-York Historical Society presents Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean, a solo exhibition of work by the key figure of the Black Arts Movement and feminist art movement of the 1960-70s, on view now through May 27, 2019. The exhibition features 22 works created between 1997 and 2017, from the artist’s ongoing series of washboard assemblages utilizing the washboard as a symbol of the unresolved legacy of slavery and oppression that black Americans, particularly black women, continue to face.

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Betye Saar (b. 1926), Supreme Quality, 1998. Mixed media on vintage washboard, metal washtub, wood stand. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Photo: Tim Lanterman, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean, which fuses the historical and collective memory of race and gender in the United States with personal autobiography, joins Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow (September 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019) as part of New-York Historical’s new initiative to address topics of freedom, equality, and civil rights in America. Presented in the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery, part of the recently inaugurated Center for Women’s History, the exhibition is organized by the Craft &Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles and coordinated at New-York Historical by Wendy N. E. Ikemoto, Ph.D., associate curator of American Art.

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Betye Saar (b. 1926), Liberation, 2011. Mixed media on vintage washboard Collection of Sheila Silber. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

The washboards of Betye Saar’s Keepin’ It Clean series transcend the traditional boundaries of material culture and art to shed light on persistent gender stereotypes,” said Dr. Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of New-York Historical. “The exhibition furthers the efforts we at the New-York Historical Society have made over the past decade and a half to educate the public on the enduring legacy of slavery and African Americans’ struggle for full rights as citizens. Saar’s art accomplishes what we always try to achieve: to challenge conventional wisdom, provoke new thought and action, and ensure that visitors make important connections between the past and the present and are inspired to action.”

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Betye Saar (b. 1926), Dark Times, 2015. Mixed media on vintage washboard, clock. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Saar first encountered assemblage with her grandmother in the Depression-era neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles, where she witnessed Simon Rodia creating his iconic “Watts Towers” from found and recycled objects. Further influenced by the assemblages of Joseph Cornell, Saar began in the 1960s to collect and recycle everyday items featuring racist caricatures. Her breakout piece, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima (1972), re-imagined the well-known “mammy” figure with visual references to the art and iconography of Black Power and the Black Panther Party. In this piece and many others, Saar depicts black women in revolt against enslavement, segregation, and servitude. Continue reading

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: DrinkableGifts.com Delivers Holiday Spirits Around the World

International Beer, Wine, and Liquor Delivery Company Toasts the Holidays with a Cyber Monday Deal

DrinkableGifts.com, the world’s premier online beer, wine, and liquor delivery company is proud to kick off the holiday season with a Cyber Monday sale worth having a drink for. Delivering alcohol and spirits everywhere in the globe it’s legal in just a few days, its customer service team are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you send the perfect Drinkable Gift to more than 175 countries.

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Corporate customers can send their favorite cocktail gifts to colleagues, partners, and VIPs, including the signature Long Island Iced Tea Gift Set.

The exciting liquor gift basket company has already been quick to please customers and make a lasting impression. Eager to keep up that momentum, Drinkable Gifts is taking advantage of Cyber Monday to the fullest by announcing its sales early. On Cyber Monday customers will be able to save $27 USD on any order. That makes reaching for the top shelf bottle even easier! Customers who have been waiting to order a special bottle of someone’s favorite spirit won’t get a better chance than November 26th.

DrinkableGifts.com is also pleased to announce some extra goodies for corporate clients, too. Their bulk order form makes ordering 3 to 300 gifts quick and easy. This year, it’s even better. Customers with bulk orders will enjoy deep discounts based on volume, and we hear a little haggling is encouraged. Customers can look forward to impressing friends, family, or business partners with a wide selection of spirited gifts, even if they’re in other countries.

Customers will also be thrilled to know that they can get help with picking out gifts, even if they don’t want to talk to a person. Drinkable Gifts has a new gift selection tool: the Gift Wizard, that helps customers narrow down gifts. Customers can search by budget, type of gift, location, even what the gift is for! From beer baskets for sharing to deluxe champagne hampers for one, this tool sifts through them all with ease.

To be ready for the holidays, Drinkable Gifts has brought on extra customer service agents to make it even easier to chat with, e-mail, or talk to someone. The team is available 24/7 to make sure every order goes as smoothly as possible, and to answer any questions customers have. You can learn more at www.drinkablegifts.com.

It’s Time! Here’s A Sneak Peek at Amazon’s Cyber Monday Deals

Shop deeper discounts and even more selection this year, with deals on thousands of top products and gifts during Cyber Monday Deals Week, beginning tomorrow, November 24 through December 1 – new deals every day, plus fast and free shipping options on hundreds of millions of items

Save up to 50% on select toys from NERF, Hasbro Gaming, Play-Doh and more; Save up to 30% on select LEGO products; Save up to 50% on kids and baby apparel from Amazon brands such as Amazon Essentials, Moon and Back and more; Plus find deals on Amazon devices for kids – save $40 on the all-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet and save $20 on Echo Dot Kids Edition

Prime members can enjoy early access to Lightning Deals – Set Watch a Deal alerts to ensure you never miss out

Amazon today released a selection of deals that customers can take advantage of throughout Cyber Monday Deals Week. Starting tomorrow, November 24 through December 1, customers can find deep discounts across a wide selection of the season’s hottest products across every department, from Amazon Devices to toys, electronics, fashion, beauty and more. All of Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals can be found by visiting amazon.com/cybermonday as well as on the Amazon App. Customers can also shop Cyber Monday deals in Spanish by visiting the Cyber Monday Deals Store via amazon.com/espanol or on the Amazon App. Amazon offers the largest free shipping selection in the country with hundreds of millions of items shipping for free in time for the holidays.2000px-Amazon_logo_plain.svg

Cyber Monday Deals: Great Deals And Top Products

With new deals launching daily, customers can set Watch a Deal alerts using the Amazon App (to download, visit amazon.com/mobileapps from mobile browser), and never miss out on a deal. Simply click Watch this Deal on any item and the customer will then get a notification when that deal is about to go live. Plus, Prime members can enjoy 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals. The deals included below will be available on various dates and times between November 24 and December 1, while supplies last, at amazon.com/cybermonday or on the Amazon App.

Amazon Devices

Electronics

  • Save on select monitors and modern laptops
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  • Save on Sonos Beam and Sonos Sub
  • Save more than 40% on Prismacolor, Paper Mate, Sharpie and Mr. Sketch coloring supplies
  • Save on a Samsung unlocked phone
  • Save on Arlo Security Cameras
  • Polaroid 43-Inch 4K Smart TV, only $129.99
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  • More than 15% off select Samsung QLED 2018 TVs
  • More than 15% off select Samsung NU8 Series 2018 TVs
  • Save up to 15% on LG Electronics 2018 Smart 4K TVs
  • Sony’s XBR55X900F Amazon’s Choice High-Performance TV (2018 Model), only $1,098.00

Toys

  • Save up to 50% on select toys from NERF, Hasbro Gaming, Play-Doh and more
  • Save up to 30% on select LEGO
  • Save up to 30% on learning toys from Learning Resources
  • Save 10% on Melissa & Doug customized toys
  • Save on STEM and Learning toy favorites
  • Save on Monopoly, Transformers, and more toys from classic brands
  • Save on Trolls DreamWorks Poppy Large Hug ‘N Plush Doll and more stuffed animals
  • Save on Littlest Pet Shop Chic Charms and more
  • Save on Marvel Titan Hero Series Mega Collection Action Figures and more movie toys
  • Save up to 30% on select Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks

Fashion

  • Save up to 50% on kids and baby apparel from Amazon brands, including Amazon Essentials, Moon and Back, and more, now starting under $15
  • Save up to 50% on select Lands’ End Clothing
  • Live in the moment with up to 50% off select activewear from Champion, New Balance, Puma and more. Capture your experience with HD photos and videos from your perspective with Spectacles
  • Stay Warm this Winter with Columbia – Save up to 30% on select Columbia Outerwear & Accessories
  • Save up to 40% off select Jewelry
  • Save up to 40% off select Men’s Styles, including outerwear, sunglasses, and footwear
  • Stay cozy all season with up to 40% off select sleepwear, slippers, and robes
  • Save up to 50% off select Crocs Shoes
  • Save 30% on Vincero Men’s and Women’s Watches

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