Category Archives: Museums

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes

In the hall of Antiquities at the Yale Art Gallery, this young visitor (with all the aplomb of a mature docent) makes sure that nobody misses whatever it is that has caught her interest — Her gesture is graceful, her … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CURVES (2)

Entrances to public buildings are mostly straight, straight paths and straight stairways going into squared off entry areas. Straight arrow. Ordinary. Look what happens, though, when somebody (an architect, obviously) throws a curve ball! This is the remodeled entrance to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FLEETING (2)

Now you see them — And now you don’t — A fleeting visit, then —Although most visitors generally spend a great deal more time at the Brandywine River Museum¬†in Chadds Ford, PA. It is, after all, the converted mill that … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CULTURE (2)

Galleries and museums have walls on which to display their art works. But art culture in the home most frequently uses a different format. Can you recognize this display case? There are those of you may erroneously call it a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SILHOUETTE (2)

Twilight falling, an example of minimalism in silhouette at the Currier Art Museum, New Hampshire:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: NEAR AND FAR

Famed minimalist Japanese architect Tadao Ando designed this entrance to his new Stone Center at Williamstown’s Clark Art Institute: Ando had no formal training as an architect; his vision is purely his own. But it is surely influenced heavily by … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FREE SPIRIT (2)

The sculptor sculpted her, but but it was the free-spirited model who smiled the smile: Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be … Continue reading

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The Challenge is URBAN

Not only is my physical self divorced from anything urban — my photography archives seem to be divorced as well. But I still keep a very clear image of what urbanity is. To my mind, the very best image ever … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: MERGE (4)

Looking rather like a formidable steel-leaf palm tree, this kinetic sculpture at the Currier Museum of Art was caught by a rising wind: and the steel fronds of the two palm fans encountered each other, not with a clash, but … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: (E)MERGE (2)

One of the great, eccentric 20th century architect Frank Lloyd Wright‘s firmly held ¬†theories was that a house should not be just a box plunked down on a piece of land, but that it should emerge from and be an … Continue reading

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