Part 2 of a series on Venice.
Earlier this year, at the end of April, I was packing and preparing to move to Venice for two months. I’d been hired for an internship with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and I was excited to be going back to Italy: in 2013, I’d lived in Rome for a summer and studied in Bologna, but […]Read Post ›
Falling in love with art, from a bike.
I’m going to jump in on this debate about “Make America Great Again,” largely in order to talk about how we have constructed this idea of a time when the United States was some perfect union. Let’s assume that America has never actually been great, considering the amount of racism, sexism, ableism, classism and xenophobia […]Read Post ›
My first lesson in architecture was that buildings are built by those with money and power. This is a thought that I am sure comforts and flatters Donald Trump immensely, as he seems to think of himself as a powerful man and he has built a lot of buildings.
This past week, on a vacation to the Midwest, I found myself at the Art Institute of Chicago, one of Chicago, Illinois’ most iconic art museums. After clumsily navigating the El and getting lost on State Street – which is almost impossible to get lost on – I happened upon the grand facade of the museum, […]Read Post ›
On a campus full of stately brick collegiate neo-Gothic buildings, I can think of no more universally hated place on campus than the sole Brutalist structure, our Science Center. For four years, it was my academic home base and so I have a special place in my heart for this inside-out building but from the […]Read Post ›
I freely admit that I am more than a little biased about Rome. Two years ago, I lived in the Eternal City for ten weeks and the experience left an incredible impression on me. One of the most striking features of the cityscape is the great visibility of its “layers” – as the capital of […]Read Post ›