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Clients in the News – March 2014

Celebrate Women’s History Month in March, when some of Avalon’s clients pull out all the stops to pay tribute to women. And see what else our clients are up to:


  • The National Museum for Women in the Arts (NMWA) is going all out in March to celebrate Women’s History Month. Enjoy online contests, discounts, live Tweets with artists, gallery talks, workshops, and much more. Check out what NMWA has in store, both online and at the Museum, by visiting NMWA’s website.

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  • The League of Women Voters (LWV) – with its roots firmly planted in the women’s suffrage movement – is marking Women’s History Month by honoring the great work women have done to strengthen our country and democracy. Visit blog for a fascinating blog series: Celebrating Women: Past, Present & Future. And follow LWV on Twitter @LWV to see photos of LWV’s work dating back to the 1920s, along with women’s history facts and how you can get involved – see hashtags: #wmnhist and #WHM. As you probably know, LWV played a pivotal role in women’s history and the fight for the right to vote. Learn more on Facebook, and be sure to check out #throwbackthursday!


  • Come July 2015, the Smithsonian Institution will have a new leader. Dr. David J. Skorton, president of Cornell University and a board-certified cardiologist, will become the 13th secretary of the Smithsonian – and the first physician to lead the Institution. “David Skorton has demonstrated keen vision and skilled leadership as the president of two great American universities,” said John G. Roberts, Jr., Smithsonian chancellor and chief justice of the United States. “His character, experience and talents are an ideal match for the Smithsonian’s broad and dynamic range of interests, endeavors and aspirations. I look forward to working with David to increase the impact of an incomparable American institution across the spectrum of arts, sciences, education, and culture.” According to the Smithsonian’s website, “Skorton has called for fresh thinking and new alliances to serve society through science, technology, humanities and the arts to develop the next generation of thought leaders.”


  • Cosmos - Nat GeoMarch also marks National Geographic’s sensational new companion exhibition to COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, a 13-part series airing on National Geographic Channel starring astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The TV series premiered March 9 – but you can visit the free exhibition at National Geographic’s Washington, DC headquarters through July 6. As National Geographic’s website puts it, “Interact with new visualizations that explain the birth of the stars, the mysteries of evolution, how our planet took shape, and more. Journey through both the past and future as you discover the transcendent power of science and wonder.” (Photo Credit: Mark Thiessen/National Geographic)
  • It’s that time again! The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s annual Save the Bay Photo Contest gets underway on March 10. Shutterbugs can submit their photos of the Bay…from Pennsylvania to Virginia, from the Shenandoah Mountains to the Eastern Shore. The top three photos will be featured in CBF’s stunning calendar. For more information, and to see last year’s prizewinning shots, visit CBF’s website.


  • March 10 also marks the kick off of the Kennedy Center’s International Festival – running through March 30. Check out the Center’s website to learn more about this unprecedented international festival featuring works from 20 countries from nearly every continent. The festival includes 13 fully staged productions, nine of which are U.S. premieres, as well as theater-focused installations, staged readings, and panel discussions.