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May the 4th Be With You

If you have not figured it out already, today is May 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars day! If you are a Star Wars nerd, like me, this is a day to look forward to all year, full of bad puns and movie marathons.  160 more words


Thoughts on History Museums

I like to keep my work life — my museum life — separate from my personal life when it comes to Facebook. I love talking to colleagues on Twitter and Instagram, but Facebook has always been a personal platform for me, and so very rarely will I “friend” people that I do not know well enough. 872 more words


No longer scandalous: Manet in America

Édouard Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass was the scandal of the year in France when it was exhibited in the 1863 Salon des Refusés, and… 626 more words

Modern & Contemporary Art

An amazing weekend, starting with a random visit to Bowes Museum.

Barnard Castle is my home town, you have already heard from me a number of times that growing up in this beautiful little market town I longed to move out, I didn’t ever really appreciate where I lived, though to be fair show me a child that does. 1,689 more words


8 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before May 8


Reading: Sundogz by Mark von Schlegell at Shoot the Lobster
In the third book in Mark von Schlegell’s System series, we find his characters in a “cybernetic world containing traces of nineteenth-century realism,” according to the teaser from publisher MIT Press. 532 more words

Inside the New Whitney

Here’s a peek into the new Whitney Museum at the Highline!

New York City

On Preservation and Physical History

“Why do you care about old, dilapidated buildings? What’s the big deal? They should be knocked down for something new.”
^ A real statement, one that sent my eyebrows up to my hairline. 467 more words