Feb
14

Liotta-Cooley Artificial Heart, 1969

Dr. Denton A. Cooley performed the first total artificial heart implant in the world April 4, 1969, in Houston. The device, developed by Dr. Domingo Liotta, was implanted in a 47-year-old patient with severe heart failure. The patient lived for nearly three days with the artificial heart until a human heart was available for transplant.… Continue reading Liotta-Cooley Artificial Heart, 1969

Feb
14

“Seasons: Arts of Japan”

“Seasons: Arts of Japan”—Freer Gallery of Art, through March 4, 2012 The museum presents “Seasons,” a series of rotating exhibitions that underscores the importance of the seasons in Chinese and Japanese art and culture. This exhibit shows how the seasons permeate Japanese poetry, art and customs—from springtime cherry blossoms to autumnal scarlet maples. Image courtesy… Continue reading “Seasons: Arts of Japan”

Feb
10

“Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families”

“Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families”—American Art Museum, through July 24 This exhibition presents photographs made during the past three decades by established and emerging artists. It features 32 color and black-and-white photographs from the museum’s permanent collection by nine contemporary photographers. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of Haluk and… Continue reading “Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families”

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