I love museums of all sorts, but art museums will always have a special place in my heart (sorry, SUE). I spent some time with a friend last weekend and she told me all about her recent trip to London, where she was able to see a great whack of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, many of which I’d been lucky enough to see back in 1997 at the National Gallery. (This painting was also in the exhibit and it was amazing.)
- This isa good reminder that not only do different culture have different aesthetic priorities, they also interact with and value the material objects differently.
- “This research collapses and combines the notions of what we think of as recording the past. What we grab from the Spanish sources is a colonial reading of history. It’s important to move away from what European history says about these people to what the indigenous people say about themselves”
- I think the reality for many artists is that they have lives outside their art practice–and sometimes (often) that means a day job. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Also, I didn’t know that Philip Glass was a plumber in addition to being a composer.
- “In between instructing pupils to add foam to a wave, or needles to a pine tree, Ross would often remind them of their agency. “It’s your world. We just show you how, but you make the decisions,” he’d often say. He was there as a guide, he’d remind students, encouraging them to experiment beyond his palette and style, and to take the painting anywhere they wanted.”
- This is just shameful: Secret documents reveal how the Berkshire Museum manipulated its board into liquidating its collection. The scenario summary chart is manipulative and unethical.
- The best essay about Scooby Doo you’ll read all week.