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Notre Dame, IN — The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame has added to its impressive collection of over 10,000 photographs with the addition of a cabinet card portrait of the writer Oscar Wilde taken by Napoleon Sarony.

David Acton, Curator of Photographs at the Snite Museum, states, "In the latter half of the nineteenth

Dayton, Ohio – Margaret Atwood, the bestselling author whose critically acclaimed fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have offered prescient warnings about the political consequences of individual complacency, will receive the 2020 Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, organizers of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Washington, D.C. — Five organizations working to expand literacy and promote reading will be awarded the 2020 Library of Congress Literacy Awards, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today. Top prizes are being awarded to The Immigrant Learning Center, The International Rescue Committee, Inc. – Pakistan Reading Project, the National

Austin, TX — A collection of 35 gelatin silver prints by photographer Aaron Siskind (American, 1903–1991) has been donated to The University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center to enrich the study of photography. The collection, through the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts, is gifted to the university by Adam and Susan

New York – The Morgan Library & Museum is delighted to announce its public reopening beginning with a free opening weekend September 5and6, 2020 and advanced access for members September 2to 4, 2020. Advanced registration for the Member Preview will be available starting Friday, August 21st, 2020. All other tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 26th, 2020.Opening hours will be Wednesday

San Marino, CA — As part of its Centennial Celebration, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has announced the creation of a one-year fellowship for the study of Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006), the first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship and the first African American woman to win widespread recognition writing in that genre. The seed funding

Washington, D.C. — The Smithsonian, Library of Congress and the National Archives have launched #19SuffrageStories, a 19-day social media campaign that will share stories about the long fight for women’s voting rights in the U.S.

Every weekday from Aug. 3­ to

London — The British Library has announced that the visual archive of writer, artist and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) has been acquired for the nation from the Peake Estate, with the generous assistance of donations from Art Fund, with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation and a contribution in memory of Miranda Stonor, the National Heritage

New York — The Museum of Modern Art has received a monumental gift of photographs from the Gayle Greenhill Collection, made in her memory by her husband Robert F. Greenhill. Gayle Greenhill (1936–2017) was deeply involved with the Department of Photography at MoMA from 1989 to 2013, serving as a member of the Committee on Photography for more than two

Washington, D.C. — Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that Colson Whitehead, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels “The Nickel Boys” and “The Underground Railroad,” will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 25-27.

Whitehead, 50, is the youngest person to receive the Library’s