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Washington in MFA Art of Americas Wing
The MFA’s new wing is devoted to the art of North, South and Central America. This Boston museum is well known for its holdings of paintings, silver, and furniture from Colonial New England. I will discuss paintings devoted to George Washington (General and President).
What is Art ? What isn't ?
I try to answer the age old question, "What is Art?"
When Humorous Greetings Cards are Banned
Who would think that the cartoonists and illustrators who create humorous greeting cards could produce art cards that are banned?
When In New York ... Visit the Met
Last year I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, one of the greatest museums in the world. I share my favorite picks and offer insight into their expansive art collections.
Whistler, Sargent - Americans in Paris exhibit
The "Americans in Paris" exhibit highlights Singer Sargent´s "Madame X."
Why Fine Art Cartoons by Raphael Aren’t Funny
The original meaning of a cartoon was a preparatory drawing for a painting or tapestry. I will discuss cartoons by the Renaissance artist Raphael and where you might find one of the best textile conservation labs in the country.
Witch Art in Renaissance Europe
An interest in sorcery and witchcraft in the late 15th and early 16th century developed from Homer’s Odyssey about Circe, the Greek goddess of magic. I'll discuss the works by two German artists with the first name, Albrecht.
Women Artists Coping With Illness: Frida Kahlo
Art and medicine is a partnering that has healed many bodies and souls. I discuss the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo as well as cancer survivors.
Women in Art Who 'Stood By Their Men'
After the recent news of former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer´s wrongdoings, many ask why his wife Silda was by his side. I´ll discuss women in history, portrayed through art, who ´stood by their men´.
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