Tag Archives: Sculpture

What Would YOU Call It?

Like many — perhaps most — people, I come with a sense of reverence and awe to museums. Rightly so. Great works of art, the genius of human hands and minds, are awesome achievements. But not all art is solemn or … Continue reading

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Shock and Awe at Yale

On a recent visit to the newly expanded and renovated Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT, this is the first thing that greeted our eyes beyond the glass doors: We automatically found ourselves looking up. Seeing nothing beyond … Continue reading

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Here at the North Pole —

At this moment (6:40 p.m.) the thermometer stands at 8 degrees fahrenheit (13 degrees centigrade) and is falling fast. This is the winter vista before the sun went down: Pretty bleak, despite the pretty blue sky and blue snow. Instead … Continue reading

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That’s the slogan of the State of Maine. It’s the sign that greets travelers crossing the invisible line on I-95 just beyond the bridge separating Portsmouth, NH from Kittery, ME, and it always cheers my spirits when it does. Life … Continue reading

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Life — and Art — Ever Changing —

The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, is currently featuring an exhibit of “Pisarro’s People.” It’s a fine and interesting show, but to me the summer’s gem is in the Clark’s Stone Center, a small exhibit of extraordinarily beautiful reclaimed and … Continue reading

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