Links Roundup: 17 May 2018

Written by Natalie Luhrs

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May 18, 2018

Your intrepid reporter. Oh, and a mural by some guy named Diego Rivera.

My trip to Michigan was, overall, pretty good. Saw my sister and 2/3 of my nieces, spent time with colleagues, had dinner with an old friend, visited my mom’s grave, and spent time with my in-laws.

I was also able to spend some time at the DIA. The Rivera murals are an absolute treasure–I hadn’t seen them in nearly 20 years and they’re still heart-stoppingly gorgeous. I love the whole thing, but I have an especial love for the vaccination panel, which nearly caused the murals to be painted over.

I was also able to spend some time with Artemisia Gentileschi’s “Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes” and it was time well spent. The light in the painting is extraordinary and I found the quality of it to be superior to that of the Caravaggio a few paintings over.

Anyhow. If you ever go to Detroit, the art museum is one of the places you absolutely must visit. It’s wonderful.

No theme this week, just some randomness that caught my attention.

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  1. Heather Rose Jones

    I hadn’t realized that Gentileschi’s Judith was in Detroit! I think I must plan to see it next year when I fly out for Kalamazoo. (In recent years I’ve discovered the advantages to flying in and out of Detroit rather than in and out of Chicago.)

  2. Sarah Elkins

    Ooh, I had no idea about those murals. Maybe I can visit DIA next time I go to Penguicon.

    Yay women banding together to defeat con men.


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