What does it mean, when the Met is in trouble?
As I rode the Santiago metro to the National Museum of Fine Arts, more than a couple men bumped into me. No matter how much it irritates me, it is something I’ve grown used to from living in cities. Though people talk about Latin American machismo, I haven’t noticed much of a difference in […]Read Post ›
Tucked behind the marble halls of Harvard Medical School academic buildings, stands an austere, Brutalist building-the library. While it may seem obvious Countway Medical Library contains many books and manuscripts from centuries past, what is less obvious is that it is a repository for art as well. As you enter, the severe and dimly-lit foyer […]Read Post ›
Last weekend, I viewed the “Visiting Masterpieces: Pairing Picasso” exhibit, which is available until June 26, 2016, in the Lee Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. The exhibit features five paired works that artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) created at the height of his career between the 1900s and the 1960s. Upon […]Read Post ›
In all my travels, I’ve seen her at least three times.Each time, we end up being in an odd spot where I feel bad for her, but also impressed by her beauty. I stare at her face, the smooth marble finished so perfectly and her expression so intense. I could spend few true minutes uninterrupted […]Read Post ›
(This is an edited version of a justification of an acquisition at the Davis Museum. The original can be found in the object file for 2014.127.1-.7. The works were on display at the Davis from Sept 16 to Dec 13 2015 and are part of a book edited by Dr. Claire Whitner.) Käthe Kollwitz (born 1867 in […]Read Post ›
A Joshua Reynolds painting at the Davis Museum recently had a symposium on its research. Here’s a bit of back story of the preliminary research.
A few days before the New Year, my power went out and I was alone. It was scary, and without the distraction of entertainment run by electricity, I decided to write. I decided to draft my application to graduate school. I lit some candles, poured some red wine, wrapped myself in blankets and used what […]Read Post ›
I love finding the dead. Not in a way that will start the apocalypse or American Horror Story. Instead, it’s historical research. I’m finding people who had loose ends, who left a story behind tied to some event or object in a museum to have a deeper understanding. It’s about resolving the past […]Read Post ›