Once again, I am flabbergasted by others' great interest in the topics I am writing about. I have received lot of awesome feedback and suggestions from readers about pretty much everything I have posted. All of their material is so great that I really wanted to dedicate a post to each one, but they are… Continue reading Artistic Activities and Historic Happenings
Tonight's post is about dance history. It was inspired by this online exhibition by the American Antiquarian Society. I found it through a post made by my friends at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. The exhibition is about the history of social dance in the United States; it includes images of old letters, invitations, dance cards,… Continue reading Shall We Dance?
If you are at all interested in figure skating and its history, be sure to check out the IceStage Archive. This website is the work of Roy Blakey, a former show skater who has a vast collection of ice show memorabilia and conducts research into its history. His website provides a fascinating look at the… Continue reading A History of Glitter and Glamour on Ice
Tons more gargoyles will be arriving very soon, but in the meantime, I also want to start talking about another topic I am passionate about - figure skating and its history. I have been figure skating since age five. I currently compete and also coach. Being both a skater and a historian, it is only… Continue reading Old Fashioned Ice Skating
Hi everyone!I'm Alexandra, and this is my art history blog. Thanks for reading.I enjoy exploring the history of art and material culture because of what it can tell us about the lives of people from far-off places and times gone by, and maybe by extension about our life today. I became interested in viewing and… Continue reading Welcome to my new blog!