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Newswise: First Major Exhibition to Explore Extravagant Domestic Collecting Practices of Spanish Colonial Elite

Article ID: 604980

First Major Exhibition to Explore Extravagant Domestic Collecting Practices of Spanish Colonial Elite

Brooklyn Museum of Art

The first major exhibition in the United States to explore the private lives, power struggles, and collecting practices of Spain’s New World elite brings together approximately 160 exceptional works in a wide range of media that illuminate conspicuous consumption and domestic display in the colonial era. Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898 will debut at the Brooklyn Museum, where it will be on view September 20, 2013, through January 12, 2014, before traveling to three other venues, to be announced.

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1-Jul-2013 10:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Batman Film Trilogy Promotes Public Servants, UIC Scholar Says

Article ID: 604906

Batman Film Trilogy Promotes Public Servants, UIC Scholar Says

University of Illinois at Chicago

Public servants have long been portrayed in popular culture as bumbling or corrupt. But a few films — including the "Dark Knight" Batman trilogy – present more nuanced characters that challenge Americans' dim view of government workers, says a UIC researcher.

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27-Jun-2013 5:20 PM EDT

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Article ID: 604377

Superman: CWRU’s Ricca Tells Creators’ Story

Case Western Reserve University

The very people Superman could not save were his own creators—Jerry Siegel, the writer, and Joe Shuster, the comic artist.

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17-Jun-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Pop Culture

Newswise: Asian Cinema Reignites Smoking in Movies Debate

Article ID: 604120

Asian Cinema Reignites Smoking in Movies Debate

University of Adelaide

A University of Adelaide expert says that while the war against smoking in Hollywood movies has been largely won, Asian cinema represents the next major battleground for anti-smoking and anti-cancer groups.

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11-Jun-2013 9:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: IU Experts Available to Discuss 'Great Gatsby' in Advance of New Film

Article ID: 602235

IU Experts Available to Discuss 'Great Gatsby' in Advance of New Film

Indiana University

In advance of the May 10 release of director Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of author F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, "The Great Gatsby," Indiana University has several faculty experts who can provide insights on various aspects of the author, the book's themes and other details.

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25-Apr-2013 4:25 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 601428

Romantic Comedies Affect Beliefs About Relationships Less Strongly Than Expected

National Communication Association

Romantic-comedy films are not a major source for developing unrealistic expectations about relationships among young adults, finds a new study to be published online this week in the National Communication Association’s journal Communication Monographs.

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9-Apr-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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