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Nix National Endowment for Arts - Why Not?
I am an advocate of freedom of expression in the arts - but to a degree. The age-old question of 'what is art?' comes to the forefront. Do we need the NEA? I’ll discuss its rocky past and possible demise.
Non-Sustainable vs. Eco-Friendly Art
Artists, like other responsible citizens, must consider the ramifications of large scale art which may become a contaminant to the environment. What defines eco-friendly art?
O’Keefe & Women Artists Who Love Flowers
Most women admit they appreciate flowers as a gift. Many women artists either express their affection on canvas or in an installation. I’ll discuss these women artists from the 18th, 20th century and present day.
Original Art vs Replicas – Cave Art & Monet
What do the paintings from Chauvet Cave and Monet’s Giverny have in common? Besides both being found in France, they have been duplicated. How? you ask. Read on for answers.
Origins of the Human Heart in Art
The human heart was symbolically represented in ancient Egypt as well as in a Mesoamerican culture. In the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci would realistically draw this human organ. I will discuss this evolution.
Pegasus the Winged Horse in Art
Pegasus (in Latin) or Pegasos (in Greek) was a beautiful winged horse that could fly. Its image was reproduced on ancient coins and vessels along with their gods. I'll discuss which art and why.
Pennsylvania Museums Win - 'Gross Clinic'
After a bid by Walmart heiress Alice Walton for $68 million, two Philadelphia museums have matched her bid and won the prized Eakins painting, 'The Gross Clinic.'
Phillips Collection ‘Made in USA’ Exhibit
The Phillips Collection in Washington DC opened in 1921. Thisctrove of American art spans the late 19th – 20th centuries. Showing not only Renoir’s 'Luncheon of Boating Party', recently acquired art can be seen alongside masters’ works.
Phillips, SFMOMA, MOMA – Which Came First?
Three US museums display modern and contemporary art: The Phillips Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. I’ll discuss their collections and divulge which one was the first modern art museum in the nation.
Photography – Portraits, Selfies & Twins
The art world may boast a proliferation of photographers, but only the bravest and boldest stand out. I’ll discuss Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, and Vivien Maier.
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