'Dixie's Daughters'CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Karen L. Cox will present "Dixie's Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture" at 6 p.m. June 4 in the Archives and History Library at the West Virginia Culture Center.In the free program, Cox will discuss the founding generation of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and its efforts to honor the Confederate generation and to preserve a pro-Southern memory of the Civil War. Formed in 1894, the UDC helped shape the social and political culture of the South in the early 20th century.Cox is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where she teaches American history with a focus on the South and its culture. She has written several books and articles. She authors the blog "Pop South: Reflections on the South in Popular Culture."Advance registration is encouraged but not required for the lecture. Contact Bobby Taylor, library manager, at Bobby.L.Taylor@wv.gov or at 304-558-0230, ext. 163.Participants interested in registering by email should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session.Huntington art classesHUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Painted Palette Fine Art Studio, 824 10th St., is offering introduction and intermediate classes in oil and acrylic painting from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays. To register, contact Painted Palette at 304-416-2081.Japanese photosHUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A Japanese World Heritage Photo Exhibition, featuring the work of Japanese photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi, will be on display through June 15 at Gallery 842 in Huntington.The exhibition is funded by the Japan Foundation.Miyoshi has focused in recent years on taking photographs of various scenic locations in Japan, including his hometown of Yoshinogawa, as well as Mount Fuji and Yakushima Island. His work now is part of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film's permanent collection in New York.Gallery 842, 842 Fourth Ave., is open from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 304-638-8225.Munch documentaryCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The film "Munch 150" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. June 27 at Cinemark at the Huntington Mall, Barboursville, and the Regal in Nitro.Tickets at Cinemark are $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors and students, and $9.50 for children. Tickets at the Regal are $12.50.The film is a documentary on Edvard Munch, a towering figure of modern art. Norway is celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth. The film goes behind the scenes to show the process of mounting a Munch exhibit. It gives a tour of Norway to provide an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century through to the German occupation of Norway in the World War II.Met opera encoresAn encore presentation of the Metropolitan Opera production of "Carmen" by Bizet will be shown from 7 to 10 p.m. June 19 at Cinemark, in the Huntington Mall, Barboursville, and at the Regal in Nitro.The showing provides an opportunity to experience set changes, interviews during intermissions, and close-ups of the performers with wraparound sound of the Lincoln Center performances in New York City.Tickets at Cinemark are $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors and students, and $9.50 for children. Tickets at the Regal are $12.50.