A review of the Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton, New Jersey. Information about the collections, the experience, and what to keep in mind if you visit.
Planning to visit a historic place? Learn what to expect and how to plan for the best visit ever.
It's great to look at art online, but nothing beats seeing it up close at a museum. For the best possible museum-going experience, plan ahead. Here are some things to keep in mind. The Louvre Museum in Paris, with its famous glass pyramid entrance. Prepare to wait in lots of lines if you visit. (Photo… Continue reading How to Have a Great Museum Visit (Art Appreciation 101)
Today’s prompt involves describing a place with the added challenge of doing so without using adverbs. The prompt specifies that I go to a place and describe it while I’m there, but I will describe someplace from memory because the weather is crummy, I competed this morning, and I have no desire to go back… Continue reading WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #8: Evocative Worlds in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Susan Abernethy (The Freelance History Writer) was kind enough to invite me to write this guest post for her. I chose to write about American art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner, founder of the museum of the same name in Boston, Massachusetts. Check out my article and the rest of Susan’s wonderful blog!
Alexandra is a twenty-something art historian and researcher with omnivorous interests in arts, culture, and history. She is also a figure skater and a dancer. Read more about her various intellectual pursuits at ascholarlyskater.wordpress.com.
Isabella Stewart Gardner. Even among the ranks of art collectors – glamorous and fascinating characters all – that name looms large. A rare, early female art collector, and more importantly a female who founded her own museum, she was a powerful member of late nineteenth-century Boston’s influential upper crust. She was a woman of great curiosity and fierce intellect who travelled the world and made friends with the likes of Henry James, but she was also the subject of sensational news stories in her day and extravagant legends in ours. Her name will forever be associated with the mysterious and still-unsolved 1990 robbery that…
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My article on art forgery in the twentieth century has just been published on HeadStuff.org. Check it out! A Brief History of Art Forgery in Four Crazy Case Studies - HeadStuff.
Instead of one longer post, I have several diverse things to talk about today. Hopefully all will be equally interesting. Used Books: I went to an antique book and document fair for work yesterday, and I ended up spending almost everything I got paid to be there on used books. [I may be joking here,… Continue reading Used Books, Hoopskirts, and Christmas circa 1900