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While John Singer Sargent is most widely known for his oil portraits of august men and women in fashionable interiors, he cultivated a love of painting outdoors from an early age. As a boy he recorded his family’s European travels in...
Ancient Egypt has fascinated the American public for centuries. The grandeur and “exoticism” of its pyramids, temples, Great Sphinx, and culture have made this great civilization a recurring subject in architecture, film, art, and popular...
My passion for the history of photography—and for improving access to collections—motivated me to pursue a degree from the Film and Photographic Preservation and Collections Management program at Ryerson University in Toronto. While...
Hilary Branch, Director of Strategy
Hilary Branch is the Director of Strategy. You’ve been with the museum for 12 years. Tell us how your position and roles have evolved.I started as a membership assistant, helping with member events and mail pieces. Over the next decade, I...
Duchamp's "Bottle Rack"
In 1913, French artist and provocateur Marcel Duchamp made a decisive break with art making. It was the year of the Armory Show, the infamous exhibition that introduced Chicago, New York, and Boston to Duchamp and fellow revolutionaries of...