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  1. It's the base of a hookah made in 17th century India

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    It's the base of a hookah. A water pipe that can bring peace of mind after just a few puffs. Do yourself a favor. Watch the video below. It'll take less than a minute and a half. C'mon! You can spare that tiny bit of time to get calm.

    The narrator, Forrest McGill, is a curator at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Knowing the pandemic would close its doors, the museum asked him to pick a favorite object in their collection ...
  2. Louvre Reopens Most Of The Museum

    by , 07-07-2020 at 11:19 AM
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    Visitors wearing face masks wait to see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum on Monday. The most visited museum in the world reopened to the public after closing in March.

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  3. The Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla.

    by , 06-19-2020 at 10:01 AM
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    The Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla., didn't let COVID-19 stop it from showcasing its "Midnight in Paris" exhibition. Above, the Spanish surrealist painter in 1964.

    Just after Sept. 11, I went to my favorite Washington, D.C., museum — The Phillips Collection — to look at still lifes. The one I remember best was a small oil by Édouard Manet, painted as he was dying. Peonies. ...
  4. Good morning - Jo Grundy

    by , 05-04-2020 at 11:59 AM
    Beyond the Blue
    by Jo Grundy

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  5. 'We Haven't Learned From History': 'Radio Influenza' Is A Warning From 1918

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    A nurse works in the influenza ward of the Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C., in November 1918. Artist Jordan Baseman evokes the era in Radio Influenza, a work of audio art commissioned to mark the centenary of the pandemic.

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    The last great pandemic struck the world more than 100 years ago. But voices from that time can still be heard in Radio Influenza, a haunting work of audio art available online. ...
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