Xu Bing's Tiger Skin Rug and Tobacco Project

From above and afar, you would be excused for mistaking this great work with the lavish furnishing of a tiger skin rug. However, it’s when one steps closer that they notice the unusual material making up this 40-foot work of art – 500,000 cigarettes. 191 more words

Art And Culture

What Would These Fashionistas Change About The Fashion Industry?

New York Fashion Week, September 2014: Looks like stripes are making a strong come back, but attitudes and egos need to be left behind.

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Art And Culture

Menokin's Doubtful Guest

The window in my office frames a beautiful view of Menokin. The native plants and shrubs around the visitor’s center bring me a constant and varied cast of feathered guests. 695 more words


Norwegian beauty doesn’t come cheap


On my first visit to Norway I jumped in at the deep end – an eight day husky sledding and camping trek in the Arctic Circle to raise money for charity. 616 more words

The Rest Of The World

Google, Google, what do you see? I see Menokin in 360.

Earlier in the year, while attending a VAM (Virginia Association of Museums) conference in Alexandria, I happened to attend a session led by two folks from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities… 326 more words