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Notre Dame

Ernest Fiene, Notre Dame, 1929, lithograph on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Baum in memory of Edith Gregor Halpert, 1971.320

On April 15, 2019, the world watched as the Cathedral of Notre Dame caught fire, destroying much of one of the most important buildings in the world. Parisians came out in support of their beloved cathedral, while others began to reflect on the importance of the cathedral in their lives. At SAAM, we started looking at the works in our collection that depicted Notre Dame, and asked Senior Curator Eleanor Harvey, to give us some background on why the cathedral has been beloved by American artists for years.

Dry eyes? Insomnia? Poor posture? The Center for Technological Pain has the solution!

Have you ever felt that your constant use of electronic devices was causing physical pains? Maybe your eyes feel dry from too much screen time. Your elbows are strained. Or maybe you have sleep disorders. Are you worried that your fingers are being eroded by all that swiping and typing? Do you look prematurely aged because of your hunched posture?


Center for Technological Pain, Handsfree headset to liberate the users hands

Hassan Musa

Hassan Musab 1951, Sudan/France.

Painter, (ink on textiles or canvas), calligrapher, illustrator, tapestry and performance artist. Educated in Khartoum and France where he obtained his doctorate in History of Arts in 1990 and a teaching diploma in Fine Arts in 1995.

An accomplished visual poet and image maker, he uses calligraphy to convey messages even if the language is not understood by all, leaving it open to the mind to interpret what lies before one.

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