National Day of the Cowboy celebration set for July 28

To pay tribute to America’s cowboys and cowgirls, Have Wagons, Will Travel will celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy July 28 at the Booth Western Art Museum.

“The National Day of the Cowboy celebration dates back to 2005,” said Ron Bellamy, director of Have Wagons, Will Travel. “It was started to honor and help preserve America’s rich pioneer spirit and cowboy heritage.

“The fourth Saturday of July has been set aside as the national day. Our group, Have Wagons, Will Travel, approached the wonderful people at the Booth Western Art Museum in 2016 about the possibility of allowing

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Rare artworks donated to Hong Kong museum – China.org.cn

Over 350 Chinese paintings and calligraphy works collected by a philanthropist were donated to the Hong Kong Museum of Art on Thursday, with a hope of further promoting traditional Chinese culture in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

The collection, mainly dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties and highly regarded by scholars and art circles around the world, was donated by Chih Lo Lou Art Promotion, an organization founded by late philanthropist Ho Iu-kwong and now run by his family.

At a donation ceremony held Thursday afternoon, Ho Sai-chu, son of Ho Iu-kwong and chairman of Chih Lo Lou

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NYC library cards can now get you free entry to some museums

Book-smart New Yorkers will cash in on this deal.

The city’s library cards can now be used to save big bucks at some of the priciest museums, with free admission at places like the Guggenheim and the Intrepid.

Beginning Monday, cardholders at the New York Public Library and the Queens and Brooklyn systems can go online and download daylong Culture Passes for free entry into 33 cultural institutions.

Participants include the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Frick Collection, the Morgan Library and Museum, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Museum of Modern Art.

Anyone can log in their card number at Culturepass.nyc, select

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Street Style: Bell Museum grand opening

On Friday, the new Bell Museum’s opening night brought out people of all ages, interests and — most importantly — styles. 

With the recreation totaling almost three years and $79 million, this was the most-anticipated grand opening of the year. 

AE wandered through planetariums, interactive labs and 24-foot-tall glaciers to track down the evening’s best dressed attendees. 

Craig Hergert poses for a portrait at the Bell Museum.

Craig Hergert

Professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

What he wore: Eyedeals glasses, Target shirt, pants from Vietnam

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Freebie Friday: Free Build-a-Bear coupons, free Chipotle for World Cup fans, $10 Amazon credit at Whole Foods

Happy Freebie Friday! 

Build-a-Bear Workshop is giving away free coupons to customers after its disastrous Pay Your Age Day event at stores on Thursday. Club members must claim the offer by July 15. 

The World Cup final is looming and soccer fans can score free eats at Florida Chipotle restaurants on July 15. Wear a soccer jersey to get a buy-one-get-one free deal on tacos, bowls, burritos and salads.

Prime members can get a free $10 Amazon Prime Day credit with a $10 purchase at Whole Foods Market using the store’s free app. Here’s my 10 tips on how to save the most during the 30-hour dealfest, which

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New leadership announced for Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, B&O Railroad Museum

Donna Drew Sawyer, an official at the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts since 2017 who formerly worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, has been named to head the non-profit agency that produces Artscape, Light City and other local events.

“Donna has a strong diverse history in arts leadership, solid marketing and business acumen and a fierce commitment to equity and collaboration,” BOPA board chair Anana Kambon said in a statement announcing the appointment.

Sawyer, BOPA’s Chief of External Affairs, replaces Bill Gilmore, who retired in December after 27 years heading the office, which serves as the

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New leadership announced for Baltimore Office of Promotion and …

Donna Drew Sawyer, an official at the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts since 2017 who formerly worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, has been named to head the non-profit agency that produces Artscape, Light City and other local events.

“Donna has a strong diverse history in arts leadership, solid marketing and business acumen and a fierce commitment to equity and collaboration,” BOPA board chair Anana Kambon said in a statement announcing the appointment.

Sawyer, BOPA’s Chief of External Affairs, replaces Bill Gilmore, who retired in December after 27 years heading the office, which serves as the

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New Mississippi museums draw more visitors than expected

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) – The number of visitors to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum has exceeded original projections.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History says more than 185,000 people toured the museums since opening seven months ago.

State tourism officials had projected 180,000 visits for the two museums in their first year in operation.

“We are thrilled to have welcomed so many visitors from across Mississippi and around the world to the two Mississippi museums,” said Mississippi Department of Archives and History director, Katie Blount. “It is especially gratifying to see so many

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