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Portraits of Gratitude 2014

There’s a certain degree of perfection that people try to attain as the holidays approach. The perfect Thanksgiving meal, the best presents, the ultimate in outdoor Christmas light decorations. 882 more words

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Horace Pippin's Helping Hands

I recently reviewed Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet’s gorgeous children’s book A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin. And, trust me, it is truly spectacular. 459 more words

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Portraits of Gratitude 2013

There’s a certain degree of perfection that people try to attain as the holidays approach. The perfect Thanksgiving meal, the best presents, the ultimate in outdoor Christmas light decorations. 882 more words

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Richard Deacon, or The Awesome Wooden Slinky

I was so thrilled to jump-start my Winter Session of Museum Masters with an artist I admire greatly. Richard Deacon, a Welsh-born artist, writer and sculptor, has created, in my opinion, some of the most beautiful and compelling pieces of sculptural art in the world. 486 more words

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The Best Holiday Music for Every Occasion

It’s that time again! Time to dust off your Christmas CDs, tapes and albums, create new holiday playlists on your iPods and browse the music sections at your favorite music store for the perfect jingle. 983 more words

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Museum Masters: Today We Went to the Tate Modern

Today we jetted off to Jolly Old England for a little visit to the Tate Modern! We learned all about this amazing museum (the most visited modern art museum in the world!), its former life as a power station, and we took a brief tour through London – eyeing the most famous landmarks of that lovely city. 649 more words

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Museum Masters: Paul Klee, or Secret Code Artwork

Paul Klee, for me, is one of those artists who just grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. His work is so striking, so original and so multifaceted that it was with great excitement that I taught my most recent Museum Masters class about him! 454 more words

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