Formerly reserved for royalty, the red carpet has been a Hollywood fixture since 1922, when Sid Grauman hosted the premiere of Robin Hood at his Egyptian Theater. The film starred Douglas Fairbanks, the “First King of Hollywood.” Today, the red carpet is synonymous with the Academy Awards, and the parade of stars outside the theater is as important to the fashion industry as the ceremony within is to film. More than just a runway, the...Read More
Our current exhibition Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn is full of historic documents, artifacts and art, designed to put you in the shoes of people fighting for freedom across the Atlantic in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. But between the pamphlets and portraits, you’ll find one piece that’s distinctly modern: a sugar-paste sculpture of Versailles. And for its story, we’ll have to head to Mexico.
Curator Richard Rabinowitz tells the story of traveling to Mexico in 2008, to...Read More
Nursing, which as a profession has long been associated with women, offered opportunities not only for education and employment, but leadership. Long before American women could vote, they were able to influence public policy, often through professional organizations, such as those formed by nurses in the early 20th century.
Student Nurses in the Orrin Sage Wightman Collection
In 1916, Dr. Orrin Sage Wightman, internist and avid photographer, made a series of photographs showing student nurses from...Read More
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