Sculptor Constantin Brancusi returned to the subject of Mademoiselle Pogany several times over twenty years. In this final version, the model’s facial features virtually disappear, her arms become a single fin, and her chignon hairstyle a scalloped cascade strongly reminiscent of contemporary architecture and design. Discover more about this sculpture during our Spotlight Gallery Conversations on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at 11 a.m.
”Mademoiselle Pogany [III],” 1931, Constantin Brancusi
Just weeks after the Missouri Supreme Court upheld a ruling that would allow students from failing school districts to transfer to better ones, disadvantaged students–mostly poor and black–rushed across county lines to fill seats in far flung, affluent schools.
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—Jeff Wilke, Amazon. Senior VP North American Retail. “The Secrets of Bezos: How Amazon Became the Everything Store” (via peterspear)
She’s lived and breathed GM most of her life. She’s worked there since age 18. “I was on the line … all day long,” the now first female CEO of a major American automobile company recently told Fast Company editor-at-large Jon Gertner over tea. Here’s a look into how Barra will lead GM.
Video: Endless Love — Inside the Photo Albums of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer
On June 26, 2013, in the landmark case of United States v. Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional — a victory that made Edith Windsor‘s marriage to Thea Spyer, her partner of more than 40 years, legally recognized by the federal government. It was an outcome Windsor prayed would benefit every gay American.