artblog is running images of art from the Detroit Institute of Art today as part of an online day of solidarity for the museum. The effort to shine light on the DIA is organized by Tyler Green. The internet project, called A Day for Detroit, will bring public awareness to the plight of the endangered public art museum in an endangered and bankrupt American city that is ooking to sell assets (including works from the DIA’s collection). We in Philadelphia remember when a local institution wanted to sell one of our local cultural and historical touchstones, Thomas Eakins’ The Gross Clinic. Many people and ... More » »
Fallingwater is on Wendy’s bucket list. She said this as we piled into my Prius, Murray at the wheel, map maven David on shotgun, Wendy and me in the back.
This is the third in three posts about Frida Kahlo, an exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.To read about films and books available on Kahlo, go to post 1 here. To read about the merchandise at the exhibit gift show, go to post 2, here. The Frame, Self-Portrait, (ca. 1937-38). Oil on aluminum, under glass and painted wood, 28.5 x 20.5 cm., Image licenced to Nancy Meyer Walker Art Center by Nancy Meyer, © CNAC/MNAM/Dist RÈunion des MusÈes Nationaux / Art Resource Frida Kahlo painted herself into her paintings as the heroine and high priestess of Mexicanidad, as well ... More » »
This is the first in three posts about Frida Kahlo, an exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To read about the merchandise at the exhibit gift show, go to post 2, here. To read about the show itself, go to post 3 here. Frida Kahlo The Two Fridas (1939) oil on canvas, 67 x 67″, Collection Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City The bibliography on Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is long, but of recent vintage. Worldcat lists over seven hundred books with Frida as subject; I scanned the first hundred and none pre-dates 1982. Those first hundred titles include the ... More » »