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Art Saturday
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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Washington's First World's Fair: A Timeline History
by Alan J. Stein, Paula Becker and History Link

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Art Saturday - Charcoal Portraits

Saturday, July 25, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Special art days at the museum just for families during The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection exhibit.

Enjoy a docent-led tour of The Human Touch exhibit, followed by the opportunity for your own charcoal portrait by a local artist.

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Girl with Crown
Leslie Dill
Girl with Crown, 1998
Key Ingredients: America by Food

RecipiesJuly 18 - August 30 2009
The food on the American table may not define exactly what we are as a nation, but the traditions surrounding our foods speak volumes about who we are. Key Ingredients: America by Food, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition, delves into the historical, regional, and social traditions that merge in everyday meals and celebrations of the American table.

Through a variety of artifacts, photographs, and illustrations, Key Ingredients examines how culture, ethnicity, class, landscape, and tradition have influenced the foods and flavors we enjoy across the nation. The exhibition looks at the evolution of the American kitchen and how food industries have responded to the technological innovations that have enabled Americans to choose an ever-wider variety of frozen, fresh and prepared foods It also addresses the entrepreneurial spirit on which many food-production companies are based, including pioneers such as Heinz, Campbell and Borden.

Thanks to SITES and Humanities Washington, Key Ingredients: America by Food is served up at the Yakima Valley Museum this summer!
Spotlight on the Arts
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