Video on msnbc.com: NBC’s Harry Smith took a tour of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art with Alice Walton, who is providing free access to world-class art for tens of thousands of children in rural Arkansas.
A group of students in Syria volunteered their time to paint the longest public staircase in their town with a pattern of bright colors. The now permanent art installation ”hopes to pass on merriment and whimsy to local inhabitants, who are currently facing both political and social hardship.” A simple yet surprising way to brighten up the city and the days of those who pass by.
Sky lanterns — Indian volunteers of a social organization release sky lanterns to promote a peaceful and Eco-friendly Diwali and create awareness against child labor in the fire cracker industry during a function in Kolkata on October 30, 2013. Diwali, the Festival of Lights, marks victory over evil and commemorates the time when Hindu god Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana and returned to his kingdom Ayodhya. (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
The on-demand film streaming site MUBI is hosting the 2nd Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival, whose mission is “to unite nations, cultures and religions by jump-starting a dialogue through the universal language of cinema.”