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Roadside Genealogy

While touring Decorah, Iowa, I was pleased to see that the town managed to name a one-block-long street after my ancestor, William Painter.  Considering he donated half the land the town is built on, it’s the least they could do. 537 more words


Marino Marini. Visual Passions at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, January 27 - May 1, 2018

“The  Peggy  Guggenheim  Collection  presents the exhibition Marino Marini. Visual Passions, curated by Barbara Cinelli and Flavio Fergonzi with the collaboration of Chiara Fabi. This is the first retrospective dedicated to Marino Marini. 322 more words


A Light in the Darkness: Art as Experience

Light feels like a luxury at this time of year. Nights are long, days are short and often grey. While some take this as an invitation to stock up on candles, others are not so lucky and spend their days under fluorescent tubes. 541 more words


Meadow Creamery, later Central Alberta Dairy Pool

Meadow Creamery at Alix, later Central Alberta Dairy Pool (The Alpha Brand of Dairy Products)

Alix, Alberta

Darkest Hour: Visiting the Churchill War Rooms

You haven’t seen home in 3 days, and the thing is . . . you aren’t sure your home is actually still there. The bombing has been relentless for nights. 2,408 more words


Headless Art and Scary Stuff from Asia

A Walk Through the Newark Museum

Headless Art Scary Stuff from Asia

Mahakala mask, Tibet, early 20th century

Shakumi mask, 18th century, Japan

New Georgian bust, Salomon Islands, 19th century… 123 more words


Scenes from the Collection at The Jewish Museum, opens January 21, 2018

“For the first time in 25 years, the Jewish Museum has organized a major new exhibition of its unparalleled collection. Scenes from the Collection transforms the entire third floor with nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art, many of which are on view for the first time at the Museum. 779 more words