The Arts and Everything Else

This has been an interesting, and at times challenging period in my life. Having finished writing my Thesis last December, I decided to take some well earned time off. Time off for me meant traveling, literally, to the other side of the Earth. Exhausted from the bear that is writing, I needed to take some … Continue reading The Arts and Everything Else

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Phillips after 5- White Party and Richard Pousette-Dart

Last night I attended my first Phillips After 5 event. This particular evening was themed a "white party" ( a joint venture with The Pinkline Project ) in honor of the special exhibition currently on display at the Phillips.  The exhibition features paintings by Richard Pousette-Dart that are primarily white.  It seems that these particular paintings … Continue reading Phillips after 5- White Party and Richard Pousette-Dart

Victorian Era Jewelry- society and status

While reading ArtsJournal I came across an article discussing a new publication, Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World, produced by Charlotte Gere (leading scholar of 19th-century visual culture) and Judy Rudoe (of the British Museum).  The two volume catalogue looks at "the way in which [Victorian] jewellery… reflected the preoccupations and … Continue reading Victorian Era Jewelry- society and status

Material Monday- ancient burials and the advent of Fashion

New post segment coming your way.  This will probably be a friday post but as it's the first one I just can't wait and your getting it on a monday.  In the last few months I have been getting more involved in fashion.  Exploring my own style and realizing that expressing my personality through dress … Continue reading Material Monday- ancient burials and the advent of Fashion

Museum Thursday- Portraiture Now: Communities

This is going to be a quick post as I took my lunch to take a spin through this exhibition to get you a museum thursday post, which I know all of you await with bated breath weekly.  This weeks post is on Portraiture Now¦ Communities, currently on exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery until … Continue reading Museum Thursday- Portraiture Now: Communities

Museum Thursday- Marc Roman ‘Veritas Obscura’

With two days left of the show I thought I'd take a moment to review this exhibition.  It's been a busy month for me.  note to self: 6 week summer courses are very time consuming.  And of course if you have been keeping up with the blog I started an internship a few weeks ago, … Continue reading Museum Thursday- Marc Roman ‘Veritas Obscura’

Adventures of an Intern Pt.1: First Day of internship– exciting right?!

note: I have omitted all specific details such as the location and names of people involved. I arrived at my internship site at 10:15 am, I was scheduled to begin work at 10:30 so of course on my first day I wanted to make sure I was just a little bit early.  As I had not … Continue reading Adventures of an Intern Pt.1: First Day of internship– exciting right?!

Sunday Slow Down

Let's try this again.  The Sunday Slow Down post is all about you guys.  I want you to take a minute to look at the piece and then comment on it.  Take the time to really think about it, look at the colors, the paint strokes, anything that's more than just seeing a Monet piece. … Continue reading Sunday Slow Down

One Last Post on Rwanda I Promise

As it is Friday and I will be moving onto next weeks readings for my IOs class this will be my final post on Rwandan art. I just wanted to do a little follow up on the previous post. I found an article from the Peace Review interviewing Odile Gakire Katese, Arts Director at the … Continue reading One Last Post on Rwanda I Promise

A Fine Line: Rwandan Genocide through the art of Foreigners and the Healing Process

Over the last week I have tried to find as many sources regarding Rwandan art as I could.  What became apparent was the lack of information and exposure of art in Rwanda.  In fact the only real website that I came across was that of  Ivuka  Arts Kigali.  After reading through an article in the … Continue reading A Fine Line: Rwandan Genocide through the art of Foreigners and the Healing Process