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Thanksgiving Day a Time for Reflection, Gratitude

Thanksgiving Day a Time for Reflection, Gratitude

Thanksgiving in the United States is possibly the premier U.S. family celebration, typically celebrated at home and marked with a substantial feast. As the anchor of what is for many a four-day holiday weekend, Thanksgiving provides an occasion for family reunions, marks the beginning of the “holiday season” that continues [...]

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Roller Derby Teams Invade Belgium for 2nd Annual Skates of Glory Competition

Roller Derby Teams Invade Belgium for 2nd Annual Skates of Glory Competition

The first inline roller skate was created by Belgian inventor John Joseph Merlin in 1760 and patented by M. Petibled of Paris in 1819; 50 years later James Plimpton of Medford, Massachusetts re-arranged the placement of wheels to create a skate with more flexible movement called the “quad.” The history [...]

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Halloween: An Ancient Celebration

Halloween: An Ancient Celebration

Halloween — celebrated on October 31 — is one of the most ancient holidays still observed in the Western world. Once it was the most important day of the year for the Celtic peoples, whose descendants include the Irish, Welsh, Scots and Bretons. Samhain, as it was known then, was [...]

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Andy Warhol: Life, Death and Beauty – Oct 5, 2013 – Jan 19, 2014 in Mons

Andy Warhol: Life, Death and Beauty – Oct 5, 2013 – Jan 19, 2014 in Mons

  Andy Warhol Life, Death and Beauty BAM – 5/10/2013 – 19/01/2014 This exhibition at the BAM explores the lesser-known connection Andy Warhol always had with spirituality and religion, through the artist’s pictures. His body of work continues to oscillate between life, death and beauty. The revelation of this hidden [...]

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Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff… at MuHKA (Oct 4, 2013 – Feb, 2, 2014)

Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff… at MuHKA (Oct 4, 2013 – Feb, 2, 2014)

Works by internationally renowned American artist Kerry James Marshall will be on display at the  MuHKA – Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst in Antwerp from October 4, 2013 until February 2, 2014. The exhibition, “Painting and Other Stuff…” is the largest display of Marshall’s work in Europe to date. Chicago-based Marshall [...]

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Exhibit: Will Eisner, Spirit of the Graphic Novel (September 17, 2013 – March 2, 2014)

Exhibit: Will Eisner, Spirit of the Graphic Novel (September 17, 2013 – March 2, 2014)

Discover American Will Eisner (1917-2005), considered a world comic strips’ masters in the 20th century in Brussels from September 17, 2013 to March 2, 2014! Widely considered one of the masters of comics in the 20th century, William Erwin “Will” Eisner (1917-2005) was an American cartoonist and writer. One of [...]

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Photo Exhibit: Steve McCurry – Eye Witness (September 6 – November 23, 2013)

Photo Exhibit: Steve McCurry – Eye Witness (September 6 – November 23, 2013)

A solo exhibition of Magnum photographer Steve McCurry’s work (USA, 1950) will take place at Fifty One Fine Art Photography in Antwerp. This renowned photojournalist needs little introduction as his name is implicitly linked with his iconic image ‘The Afghan Girl’ which covered the National Geographic Magazine in 1985. Nevertheless [...]

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45 Individuals, 45 Cultures, 45 Dreams and 45 Expectations:  ONE BFTF SUMMER INSTITUTE!

45 Individuals, 45 Cultures, 45 Dreams and 45 Expectations: ONE BFTF SUMMER INSTITUTE!

On the 29th of June planes and cars, from all over Europe and the United States, were heading in the same direction: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. 45 individuals, 45 cultures, 45 dreams and 45 expectations were represented at the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute 2013. Soon the 45 [...]

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Red Star Line Museum Opens September 28, 2013 in Antwerp

Red Star Line Museum Opens September 28, 2013 in Antwerp

A new museum, focusing on the story of millions of people who travelled to America and Canada on board of the Red Star Line’s ocean liners in search of a new and better life is set to open on September 28, 2013 in Antwerp. The Red Star Line museum tells [...]

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Chicago, Illinois: Metropolis on the Great Lakes

Chicago, Illinois: Metropolis on the Great Lakes

The third-largest city in the United States, Chicago is the unofficial capital of the American Midwest, rooted in the Industrial Revolution that trans- formed the country into a manu- facturing powerhouse as urban centers welcomed new immigrant populations. In the early 20th century, the city became famous for the style [...]

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