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Smithsonian Exhibit Tours Continue, Special Events Planned

Humanities Tennessee continues its tours of two Smithsonian exhibits around the state.  The Way We Worked opens at the Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) in Nashville May 9. The MOBC serves the Cayce Place public housing and surrounding neighborhood, and will use the exhibit to educate the public through a series of film discussions in partnership with the Belcourt Theater’s mobile theater. The project is also an opportunity for the MOBC to enhance residents’ work experience with docent training, whereby residents lead guided tours of the exhibit, and by highlighting Pieces of Love, an entrepreneurial project in which residents share their jewelry-making expertise with visitors each Friday during the exhibit.

The MOBC hosted the exhibit through June 13, after which it travels to the final Tennessee site, green|spaces in Chattanooga, June 20-July 19th.

The Rose Center for the Arts in Morristown hosts Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964 through May 31. Using a cast of local, bilingual youth and a guest director from Cuba, the Center will stage performances of Esperanza Rising, a young adult novel by Pam Munoz Ryan, telling the story of a teenaged migrant on the agricultural trail during the Great Depression. Each of the four performances, May 29-31, includes a facilitated discussion.

Bittersweet Harvest next travels to the Greeneville-Greene County Museum, June 5-July 19th