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The doll returns: From difficult conversations, a fresh start

<p>A few months ago, in a meeting room at Mia, a small figure of an African American woman stood in a Plexiglas case, surrounded by flowers. “Who knows how she was treated during her creation,” said Andrea Pierre. “Treat her like a goddess tonight.” The figure belongs to a dollhouse given to the museum by the&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. <span class='moretag'><a href='https://new.artsmia.org/stories/the-doll-returns-from-difficult-conversations-a-fresh-start/'> Keep reading &raquo; </a></span></p>

NewsFlash: As flu season rages, a look back at epic pandemics of the past

<p>The history of human existence is also the history of infectious disease. The plague killed 25 to 50 percent of Europe’s population in just a few years in the 1300s. The flu, which we contend with every winter, killed up to a fifth of the global population between 1918 and 1920. This year&#8217;s flu season&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. <span class='moretag'><a href='https://new.artsmia.org/stories/newsflash-as-flu-season-rages-a-look-back-at-epic-pandemics-of-the-past/'> Keep reading &raquo; </a></span></p>

A super bowl deserves a superb punch—like this long-lost recipe from Mia

<p>On Super Bowl Sunday, we should all be so lucky to imbibe from a punch bowl like this one—a super bowl indeed. It has been called one of the world&#8217;s greatest rarities (by the silver dealer who bought it in 1961 at a world-record price and sold it to Mia that same year) and arguably the finest piece of English silver in the&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. <span class='moretag'><a href='https://new.artsmia.org/stories/a-super-bowl-deserves-a-superb-punch-like-this-long-lost-recipe-from-mia/'> Keep reading &raquo; </a></span></p>

NewsFlash: Does Mia&#8217;s mummy contain secret writing?

<p>Egypt&#8217;s mummies were intended to rest in peace for eternity, slumbering beneath the sand or high up in pyramids. But most were dug up almost immediately. Robbed of their valuables and their serenity. Dragged into darkened British parlors to be unwrapped for entertainment. Burned as train fuel. But they&#8217;ve been slow to give up their secrets,&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. <span class='moretag'><a href='https://new.artsmia.org/stories/newsflash-does-mias-mummy-contain-secret-writing/'> Keep reading &raquo; </a></span></p>

Think the holidays are too commercial? So did the Arts and Crafts movement—a century ago.

<p>Is all the pressure to buy, buy, buy during the winter holidays—early in the morning, late at night, 24/7 on the internet—turning you into the Grinch? Would you rather craft your own gifts than touch the latest plastic gewgaws with a 39-and-a-half-foot pole? Would you rather just send a card? You would&#8217;ve made a fine Spug—a&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. <span class='moretag'><a href='https://new.artsmia.org/stories/think-the-holidays-are-too-commercial-so-did-the-arts-and-crafts-movement-a-century-ago/'> Keep reading &raquo; </a></span></p>

#Winter is Here: Revelations on &#8216;Game of Thrones&#8217; in the art of Albrecht Dürer

<p>Game of Thrones, HBO’s most popular television show, premieres its seventh season on July 16. After watching the series for six seasons, I’ve become more and more intrigued by the resemblance between the televised drama inspired by George R.R. Martin&#8217;s fantasy novels and a set of woodcuts by the Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). Issued in&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. <span class='moretag'><a href='https://new.artsmia.org/stories/winter-is-here-durer-game-of-thrones/'> Keep reading &raquo; </a></span></p>

Art Inspires: Stephanie Wilbur Ash on tornados and other ways to leave home

<p>They say we do not have them in Norway, but several times I saw them over the sea, and once I saw one skip across the lane like a silly little girl. The colors are different in Norway—more gray and green over the water, more blurry white on land—but they exist. Those who say they do&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. <span class='moretag'><a href='https://new.artsmia.org/stories/art-inspires-stephanie-wilbur-ash-on-tornados-and-other-ways-to-leave-home/'> Keep reading &raquo; </a></span></p>

Art Inspires: Lesley Nneka Arimah on the doll inside the altar

<p>The Doll At first I thought, with some worry, that I was to be given to the child. The girl watched with impatience as I was formed, appendages of bamboo wrapped in cloth until I resembled a crude doll of a man. We, myself and the girl, discovered at the same time that I was&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. <span class='moretag'><a href='https://new.artsmia.org/stories/art-inspires-lesley-nneka-arimah-on-the-doll-inside-the-altar/'> Keep reading &raquo; </a></span></p>

Newsflash: Is your left side your best side?

<p>A a new study confirms that not only do we perceive the left side of our face as being more attractive, other people do, too.* Australian researchers reviewed 2,000 selfies and found that a majority showed the left side of the face—what researchers have taken to calling “left-side bias.” The presumptive reason? The left side of the face&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. <span class='moretag'><a href='https://new.artsmia.org/stories/newsflash-is-your-left-side-your-best-side/'> Keep reading &raquo; </a></span></p>

Newsflash: Do you look like your name?

<p>Whether you’re Buffy or Billy or Paris von Gütersloh (the chap depicted here by Egon Schiele), you’ve probably grown into your name—literally, according to new research. Shown pictures of faces along with a selection of five possible names, people chose the right name 35 percent of the time, a remarkable feat given that random chance would elicit the&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. <span class='moretag'><a href='https://new.artsmia.org/stories/newsflash-do-you-look-like-your-name-does-this-guy/'> Keep reading &raquo; </a></span></p>

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