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The artistic de-compositions of Théodore Géricault

The Raft of the Medusa (1818-1819) is an impressive oil painting that is 16 feet by 23 feet by French Romantic master Théodore Géricault (1791-1824).  The painting, which hangs in the… 619 more words

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5 historical figures whose heads have been stolen

The graves of famous people have been plundered for hundreds of years. Bodies and body parts have been stolen by guards trusted to keep corpses safe, scientists determined to study them, and even admirers with good intentions (i.e. 2,087 more words


Exploring Local History Through Textiles

Common Thread: Exploring Local Industrial History Through the Lens of Silk

Once upon a time, the Pioneer Valley’s mills bustled with activity, producing all sorts of goods and providing a boost to the local economy. 579 more words

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Curating Exhibits: Difference Between Museums and Art Galleries

Goa-based art historian and curator Lina Vincent Sunish reflects on the distinctive roles of museums and art galleries, highlighting their functional and aesthetic aspects for visitors. 870 more words


The Fabric of History in Western Mass Weaves a Tale

Historic Deerfield Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Their Textile Collection

On June 4, 1965, the brand new Fabric Hall was opened to the public at Historic Deerfield (then known as The Heritage Foundation).  647 more words

Hilltown Families

New Museum Exhibit Focuses On Pittsburgh's Impact On WWII

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — This Saturday, Heinz History Center will open an exhibit called “We can do it! Pittsburgh’s impact on World War II.”

Even the iconic Rosie the Riveter, symbolizing women in the work force, was designed by a Pittsburgh artist for Westinghouse. 198 more words



On March 13 2015, I went to the Bjork exhibit at the MOMA in New York. Despite many rather snooty reviews, most of which I would say want museums to be ‘old school’ and stick to art as the reviewers think of art, I really enjoyed the exhibit. 536 more words

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