Age Old Cities at the Sackler

By Sheila Wickouski Enter the vibrant Souk in Aleppo, Syria. Watch as it turns to ashen ruins before your eyes. This is how Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, begins the immersive experience through three ancient Mideastern cities recently devastated by ISIS. Giant […]

Botanic Garden Turns 200

By Sheila Wickouski What better way to celebrate a 200th anniversary than to launch a new exhibit? The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) will kick off its year-long celebration with “The U.S. Botanic Garden at 200: Deeply Rooted, Branching Outward,” on display Feb. 20 – Oct. 15 in the Conservatory’s East and West Galleries. Historic […]

Civic Group Celebrates Breast Cancer Survivors and Advocates

By Raihanata Barry and Thelma D. Jones On Nov. 20, 2019, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) hosted its Annual Thanksgiving Celebration at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in SW, focusing on the topic of “Breast Cancer Survivors with Disabilities.” Mamie W. Mallory, TDJBCF Board Chair, welcomed celebrants and provided context to the discussion […]