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Happy 2011 (with a little help from El Lissitzky, Barnett Newman, Bernadino da Carnago of Naples, and an anonymous Greek artist)! We wish you a happy, safe, and art-filled new year! And as a reminder, the museum is closed on Saturday,...
Without putting too much of a damper on the holiday spirit, I am reminded of a childhood ritual in my home of canopying the living room floor with mounds of shredded wrapping paper. It would normally take several garbage bags to contain...
Growing up, I always loved scavenger hunts. Who didn’t? The challenge of finding hidden clues, the satisfaction in figuring out what they mean, the ultimate reward of completing the hunt. Unfortunately, once you’re past the age of 12 or...
A very notable recent acquisition just went up in the museum in the past few weeks: Ludovico Carracci’s Vision of Saint Francis (c. 1602). The painting is currently on view in gallery 212A as the centerpiece of a mini-exhibition of work...
In a trip through the galleries, Erin H. and I were in the new arms and armor galleries (previously discussed here by the curator) staring up at the mounted knight’s lance and wondering how this 12-foot lance was actually supported. There...