The Nasty Woman's Weekly Datebook 2017

Surviving the First Year of Trump*
Author: "Better Half"
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692812815
Category:
Page: 120
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Hey there, Nasty Woman. We've got some work ahead of us. What better way to take on the year than by honoring others who have contributed their vision, savvy, and sass to the greater good. The Nasty Woman's Weekly Datebook 2017 highlights global and local female leaders past and present who remind us what we can accomplish. Organizations by and for women that deserve our support are featured, along with inspiring quotes, fun facts, and a healthy dose of encouragement. A movement for positive change has been unleashed, and we are equal to the task. We are many, we are proud, and we are nasty. *Yep, we elected that @sshole president. By we, I mean the other half of the country.

Surviving Trump

365 Daily Affirmations to Bring Peace, Joy and Hope Back Into Your Life
Author: J. Lloyd
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540362988
Category:
Page: 132
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If the words "President Trump" cause your blood pressure to rise, your stomach to tighten into knots, and the feeling your head is about to explode, this is the book for you. Featuring 365 affirmations - one for each day of the year beginning with his inauguration on January 20th - Surviving Trump offers the reader a daily dose of positive words to provide hope for a better world and sustain us all for the fight ahead.

The Handmaid's Tale


Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 1551994968
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

Lemons Into Lemonade

10 Tips to Surviving & Thriving Through a Trump Presidency
Author: H. Michelle Mitchell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540507389
Category:
Page: 62
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#SurviveTrump #ThriveAnyway Donald Trump got elected much to the surpriseand dismay of about 2/3 of the American People-but that is now history. What we need now is a planto get through a Trump presidency. There are ways-good ways-to not only cope with this reality, but toalso thrive in spite of it. Lemonade is made from lemons. With your owncreativity thrown in, as the sugar, we can crush thiscurrent reality and make something sweet andrefreshing. Dedicated to everyone who was surprised by the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election. Like you, I was surprised and reasonably devastated by the election results of the 2016 Presidential election. I thought that the polls were right, that Hillary had it in the bag and the media only was reporting that Donald was 'close' as a ruse to keep us interested. I didn't think in a million years he'd be elected. But - I was wrong... I think there were two major things to blame, maybe more, but two big culprits here. One, we believed the polls. The Hillary supporters were lulled into a false sense of security. Maybe they didn't bother to go out and vote. Maybe not her 'supporters' per-se, because the people who were passionate about her becoming president surely did go out and vote, but others who would have preferred her over 'The Donald', but maybe weren't 'passionate' about it thought that it would be just fine and didn't vote. Two, I think that the Millenials were so disenfranchised after the mistreatment of Bernie Sanders that they chose to sit this one out. Again, all the Millenials I know voted, but if you look at the map of who they said they were going to vote for and consider the numbers they should have had in this election, Hillary should have won by a landslide. But the next generation of voters are a different breed. Once you piss them off or lose their trust, you don't get them back, not easily anyway. So I think they sat this one out because they were disillusioned by what happened just before the Democratic National convention and the controversy over how Bernie was treated. Those are just my theories. I know there are a million more, like the way news is reported through the political points of view. When I grew up, I didn't know or care what Walter Cronkite's political point of view was. We just trusted him to report the news without putting a spin on it. Maybe I was naive, but that is how I remember it. Nowadays, I instantly know the political view points of almost anyone I listen to because the ideologies are so polarized. Just to get this out of the way, I'm remaining anonymous in this book because of the other book I wrote about family dynamics and because I want to practice what I'm going to expound upon in this book and not be distracted by any type of personal attention this book might attract. I'm also not registered with either party. I'm an independent because I want to think for myself and not be labeled by some ideology that I may or may not agree with due to the ever-changing political landscape. It feels to me a bit like the altered future from "Back to the Future" where Biff got the sports results and got really rich and powerful. I am hoping that "Doc" aka Bernie, finds a way to fix everything and we wake up back on the original timeline with President Sanders about to take office. But alas... right now... we are on this timeline! I would also like to say that this book is intended for those people who did not vote for Trump, those shocked by the election result and those afraid of what it might mean for this country. If you voted for Trump, his win is not an endorsement of any bigoted position you may hold. There is no room for bigotry in this country. Our country was founded on and made strong because people came here from all over the map. I hope this helps!

Fire and Fury

Inside the Trump White House
Author: Michael Wolff
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1250158079
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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#1 New York Times Bestseller With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including: -- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. “Essential reading.”—Michael D’Antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN.com “Not since Harry Potter has a new book caught fire in this way...[Fire and Fury] is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.”—The Economist

Caraval


Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250095255
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
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Welcome, welcome to Caraval—Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game. Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

What Makes Sammy Run?


Author: Budd Schulberg
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307790738
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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What Makes Sammy Run? Everyone of us knows someone who runs. He is one of the symp-toms of our times—from the little man who shoves you out of the way on the street to the go-getter who shoves you out of a job in the office to the Fuehrer who shoves you out of the world. And all of us have stopped to wonder, at some time or another, what it is that makes these people tick. What makes them run? This is the question Schulberg has asked himself, and the answer is the first novel written with the indignation that only a young writer with talent and ideals could concentrate into a manuscript. It is the story of Sammy Glick, the man with a positive genius for being a heel, who runs through New York’s East Side, through newspaper ranks and finally through Hollywood, leaving in his wake the wrecked careers of his associates; for this is his tragedy and his chief characteristic—his congenital incapacity for friendship. An older and more experienced novelist might have tempered his story and, in so doing, destroyed one of its outstanding qualities. Compromise would mar the portrait of Sammy Glick. Schulberg has etched it in pure vitriol, and dissected his victim with a precision that is almost frightening. When a fragment of this book appeared as a short story in a national magazine, Schulberg was surprised at the number of letters he received from people convinced they knew Sammy Glick’s real name. But speculation as to his real identity would be utterly fruitless, for Sammy is a composite picture of a loud and spectacular minority bitterly resented by the many decent and sincere artists who are trying honestly to realize the measureless potentialities of motion pictures. To this group belongs Schulberg himself, who has not only worked as a screen writer since his graduation from Dartmouth College in 1936, but has spent his life, literally, in the heart of the motion-picture colony. In the course of finding out what makes Sammy run (an operation in which the reader is spared none of the grue-some details) Schulberg has poured out everything he has felt about that place. The result is a book which the publishers not only believe to be the most honest ever written about Hollywood, but a penetrating study of one kind of twentieth-century success that is peculiar to no single race of people or walk of life.

The River of Consciousness


Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385352573
Category: Science
Page: 256
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From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience. Oliver Sacks, a scientist and a storyteller, is beloved by readers for the extraordinary neurological case histories (Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars) in which he introduced and explored many now familiar disorders--autism, Tourette's syndrome, face blindness, savant syndrome. He was also a memoirist who wrote with honesty and humor about the remarkable and strange encounters and experiences that shaped him (Uncle Tungsten, On the Move, Gratitude). Sacks, an Oxford-educated polymath, had a deep familiarity not only with literature and medicine but with botany, animal anatomy, chemistry, the history of science, philosophy, and psychology. The River of Consciousness is one of two books Sacks was working on up to his death, and it reveals his ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless project to understand what makes us human.

Brown Is the New White

How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority
Author: Steve Phillips
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1620973251
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that sparked a national conversation about America’s new progressive, multiracial majority, updated to include data from the 2016 election With a new preface and afterword by the author When it first appeared in the lead-up to the 2016 election, Brown Is the New White helped spark a national discussion of race and electoral politics and the often-misdirected spending priorities of the Democratic party. This “slim yet jam-packed call to action” (Booklist) contained a “detailed, data-driven illustration of the rapidly increasing number of racial minorities in America” (NBC News) and their significance in shaping our political future. Completely revised and updated to address the aftermath of the 2016 election, this first paperback edition of Brown Is the New White doubles down on its original insights. Attacking the “myth of the white swing voter” head-on, Steve Phillips, named one of “America’s Top 50 Influencers” by Campaigns & Elections, closely examines 2016 election results against a long backdrop of shifts in the electoral map over the past generation—arguing that, now more than ever, hope for a more progressive political future lies not with increased advertising to middle-of-the-road white voters, but with cultivating America’s growing, diverse majority. Emerging as a respected and clear-headed commentator on American politics at a time of pessimism and confusion among Democrats, Phillips offers a stirring answer to anyone who thinks the immediate future holds nothing but Trump and Republican majorities.

Remember the Time

Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days
Author: Bill Whitfield,Javon Beard
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1602862516
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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The basis of the Lifetime biopic Searching for Neverland: a compellingly candid memoir by Michael Jackson's former bodyguards that reveals amazing truths of the late superstar's last years-his life in seclusion with his children, his financial crises, his preparations for the This Is It tour, and the weeks leading up to his shocking death. Hounded by the tabloid media, driven from his self-made sanctuary at Neverland, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving from city to city, living with his three children in virtual seclusion-a futile attempt to escape a world that wouldn't leave him alone. During that time, two men served as the singer's personal security team: Bill Whitfield, a former cop and veteran of the security profession, and Javon Beard, a brash, untested rookie, both single fathers themselves. Stationed at his side nearly 24/7, their job was to see and hear everything that transpired, and to keep everyone else out, making them the only two men who know what 60 million fans around the world still want to know: What really happened to the King of Pop? Driven by a desire to show the world who Michael Jackson truly was, Whitfield and Beard have produced the only definitive, first-person account of Michael Jackson's last years: the extreme measures necessary to protect Jackson and his family, the simple moments of happiness they managed to share in a time of great stress, the special relationship Jackson shared with his fans, and the tragic events that culminated in the singer's ill-fated comeback, This Is It. The truth is far more compelling than anything you've yet heard. An indispensable piece of pop-culture history, Remember the Time is the story of a man struggling to live a normal life under extraordinary circumstances, the story of a father fighting to protect and provide for his children. Remember the Time is the book that dismantles the tabloid myths once and for all to give Michael Jackson back his humanity.

Whateverland

Learning to Live Here
Author: Alexis Stewart,Jennifer Koppelman Hutt
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470907580
Category: Self-Help
Page: 264
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An exuberantly, hilariously irreverent guide to life from the hosts of Whatever with Alexis and Jennifer and Whatever, Martha! No one tells it like it is quite like the Whatever duo of Alexis Stewart and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt. Now they share their colorful commentary and edgy common sense on every aspect of life, from food and eating ("Does Talking to Pop Tarts Mean You're Crazy?") to fashion and grooming ("The Devil Wore Palazzo Pants") to cleaning and organizing ("Not a Hoarder, Still a Slob"). You'll see it's okay not to measure up to perfectionistic standards of behavior and achievement at home, at work, and in relationships. Once you level with yourself and lighten up, life can be happier—and a hell of a lot more fun. Tackles essential life issues—including sex and dating, weight loss and body issues, marriage and relationships, cooking and kitchenphobia, and more Shares Alexis and Jennifer's outrageously funny and honest stories and surprisingly helpful advice Reveals Alexis and Jennifer's deepest, darkest personality quirks Shows the importance of self-acceptance, complete honesty, and a wicked sense of humor So what if you're not perfect—whatever! Get the real-deal advice of Alexis and Jennifer in Whateverland. It's definitely not your mother's self-help book.

Straight White Men


Author: Young Jean Lee
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 082223596X
Category: Drama
Page: 76
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When Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas, they enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese. Then they confront a problem that even being a happy family can’t solve: When identity matters, and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man?

The Note


Author: Zoe Folbigg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781788543606
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Page: 368
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One day, Maya sees a new commuter on her train to London and knows that he is The One. Based on the author's true story, a tale of love, friendship, and one moment of being brave that changed everything. Love at first sight - based on the true story of one girl and her 'train man'... One very ordinary day, Maya Flowers sees a new commuter board her train to London, and suddenly the day isn't ordinary at all. Maya knows immediately and irrevocably that he is The One . Every day they go through the same routine; he with his head in a book and her dreaming of their happily-ever-after. But eventually, Maya plucks up the courage to give Train Man a note asking him out for a drink. And so begins a story of sliding doors, missed opportunities and finding happiness where you least expect it. Based on the true story that everyone is talking about, The Note is an uplifting, life-affirming reminder that taking a chance can change everything... Perfect for fans of David Nicholls' One Day , Jojo Moyes and Sophie Kinsella. The Note is a once-in-a-lifetime love story for hopeless romantics everywhere.

My Life in High Heels


Author: Loni Anderson
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 9780380728541
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 340
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The actress breaks her silence about her marriage to and divorce from Burt Reynolds, recounting her struggle to keep her family together and discussing men, life, motherhood, and her career. Reprint.

Red Queen


Author: Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062310658
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
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The #1 New York Times bestselling series! Red Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, is a sweeping tale of power, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series. Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal. And don’t miss War Storm, the thrilling final book in the bestselling Red Queen series!

Glass Sword Collector's Edition


Author: Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 9780062881830
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 464
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A beautifully designed collector’s edition of Glass Sword, the second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard, featuring exclusive content, stunning interior art, a redesigned cover, and more! This deluxe package features: color interior art redesigned cover printed case stained edges a bonus Glass Sword scene from a brand-new voice and more! The perfect companion to the Red Queen Collector’s Edition, this collector’s edition of Glass Sword is not to be missed!

The Trump Survival Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen
Author: Gene Stone
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062686496
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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National Bestseller Don’t despair. Don’t retreat. Fight back. The stunning election of Donald J. Trump rocked an already divided America and left scores of citizens, including the nearly sixty-five million voters who supported Hillary Clinton, feeling bereft and powerless. Now, Gene Stone, author of The Bush Survival Bible, offers invaluable guidance and concrete solutions they can use to make a difference in this serious call-to-arms—showing them how to move from anger and despair to activism. Before we can successfully engage, we need to be clear about the battles ahead. Stone outlines political and social concepts—including such issues as Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, the Environment, Obamacare, International relations, and LGBTQ Rights—providing a brief history of each, a refresher on Obama's policies, and an analysis of what Trump’s administration might do. Stone then provides an invaluable guide for fighting back—referring to organizations, people, sites, and countless other resources that support positive and possible goals. While marches and social media are important forms of protest, concrete actions achieve real change. Positive and reinforcing, The Trump Survival Guide presents the essential information we need to effectively make our voices heard and our power felt.

Ever Seen a Fat Fox?

Human Obesity Explored
Author: Mike Gibney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910820087
Category:
Page: 250
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Ever seen a fat fox? Didn't think so. Why is it that only humans - or animals in the care of humans - develop obesity? In this book, Professor Mike Gibney delves into the history of the human relationship with food. He traces the evolution of our modern diet and looks to science to offer solutions to the phenomenon of human obesity. He calls on governments to cease the single-issue ad-hoc approach and demands a massive governmental long-term investment in weight management.

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An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney
Author: Howard Sounes
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0307367967
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
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He is one of the most famous, most wealthy people on the planet, and yet he remains little-known and understood as a personality. At long last, Paul McCartney is the subject of a major, deeply researched, psychologically acute biography. It tells a story that will illuminate and surprise. The publication finds McCartney - who turns 70 in 2012 - revitalized as a performer (touring with a set of mostly Beatles songs) and a man buffeted by profound changes in recent years: the death of his first wife, Linda; the death of George Harrison; a second marriage, to Heather Mills, and its spectacular failure, the fall-out from which is still crashing around him. From the Hardcover edition.

Theaster Gates


Author: Carol Becker,Achim Borchardt-Hume
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714868806
Category: Art
Page: 160
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The first monograph of Chicago-based Theaster Gates, one of the most exciting and highly regarded contemporary artists at work today. Theaster Gates has developed an expanded artistic practice that includes space development, object making, performance and critical engagement with many publics. Gates transforms spaces, institutions, traditions, and perceptions. Gates's training as an urban planner and sculptor, and subsequent time spent studying clay, has given him keen awareness of the poetics of production and systems of organizing. Playing with these poetic and systematic interests, Gates has assembled gospel choirs, formed temporary unions, and used systems of mass production as a way of underscoring the need that industry has for the body. Gates refers to his working method as 'critique through collaboration' and his projects often stretch the form of what we usually understand visual art to be. His focus is also on the availability of information and the cross-fertilization of ideas. His multi-faceted exhibitions investigate themes of race and history through sculpture, installation, performance and two-dimensional works, furthering the artist's interest in a critique of social practice, shared economies and the question of objects in relation to political and cultural thought. Gates' recent exhibition and performance venues include the Seattle Art Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach, Milwaukee Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the Whitney Biennial in New York. Gates was a participating artist in Documenta 13 in Kassel (2012) with his total-living installation 12 Ballads for Huguenot House. Other notable solo exhibitions include An Epitaph for Civil Rights at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (2011) and My Labor Is My Protest, at White Cube Bermondsey, London (2012). Parallel to his artist career, Gates is also Director of Arts and Public Life Initiative at the University of Chicago and a board member of the city's South Side Community Center. Recently commissioned as the 2012 Armory Show Artist and a Loeb Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2011, Gates has received awards and grants from Creative Capital, the Joyce Foundation, Graham Foundation, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.