A new nature photography exhibit at the North Museum’s STEAM Art Gallery celebrates taking a closer look at the world around us.

Kerry Givens describes himself as a “lifelong Pennsylvania naturalist and outdoor photographer, who is also an eye doctor on the side.”

Givens, an ophthalmologist, owns the Lancaster practice Campus Eye Center, where he’s worked since 1992.

As an artist, he specializes in macrophotography, meaning close-up shots. He takes photos in his own backyard garden, as well as in the area’s many nature preserves and trails. His subjects vary from moths to mushrooms.

The exhibit is on display now through December, and is included with admission to the North Museum.

In addition to printed works, Givens’ display includes a 35-inch digital picture frame that will display photos on a rotating basis.

For more information, visit northmuseum.org.

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“Education Should Be Free” is a new exhibit at the Manetti Shrem Museum in Davis.

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On March 16, 2020, three days after former President Trump declared COVID-19 a public health emergency, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art closed its doors.

For the first time in more than a year, the fine art museum recently reopened on both the physical and virtual stages. In collaboration with UC Davis, the museum presents a series of exhibitions and installations available both in-person and online.

The move reduces crowd capacity, per COVID-19 protocol, and increases access to the museum’s galleries and collections for patrons inside and outside the greater Sacramento region.

Each collection celebrates a section of UC Davis’s history or identity, a mix of photography, painting, sculpture, print, and text. Artists and presenters provide description, analysis and critique through videos on the museum’s online

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By COLLEEN CURRAN, Richmond Times-Dispatch

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced a 200,000-square-foot expansion and renovation project that will cost more than $190 million. It is expected to be completed in 2025.

SmithGroup, an international architecture firm with an office in Washington, D.C., has been chosen as the designer of the project.

It is “the largest expansion and renovation project in the history of museum,” said Alex Nyerges, the VMFA’s director and CEO.

This will be the museum’s fifth expansion. The VMFA’s last major expansion was completed in 2010 for the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing with its connecting Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Atrium, E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden and 600-car parking garage.

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That expansion added 165,000 square feet, providing 50% more gallery space for the museum’s permanent collections, and cost $150 million. It also changed the

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The nonprofit Professional Photographers of America will be honored at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum’s award ceremony later this year

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (PRWEB) June 17, 2021

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) will award its annual Leadership Award to the nonprofit trade association Professional Photographers of America. The 2021 Hall of Fame Induction and Award Ceremony will be held as a hybrid live/virtual event on October 29 in the Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri.

“IPHF honors those who have made an impact on photography, and PPA continuously does just that,” IPHF President and CEO Patty Wente said. “Throughout the pandemic, PPA has stood strong and encouraged photographers to forge ahead. As a result, they’ve proven to be a rock for photographers and small business owners, which in turn sustains the future of photography.”

“All of us here at PPA are honored

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