Monday, June 23, 2014
It was the best work-study job ever. After a year of washing dishes in Baxter (who could forget the flume?) and another cataloguing books in the math library, I spent junior and senior years working on the so-called Prendergast project, an ambitious effort… Continue reading
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Umberto Boccioni (Italian, 1882-1916), Schnelligkeit, 1914, lithograph on paper, Gift of Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine, Class of 1954.
Friday, May 23, 2014
When I see Twilight Toil, 1943 by American artist Allen Lewis, I think of all those who have come before me to prepare the soil for planting. This elegant woodcut evokes the cool evening air of April, as a jacket-clad farmer walks behind his plow horse, readying his fields under the sliver of a waning April moon. Continue reading
Monday, May 12, 2014
Frederick William MacMonnies, Study of a Stamdomg Male Nude, ca. 1880s. Charcoal and conte crayon on paper. Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon.
“I’m 103 and I knew and lived by Frederick W. MacMonnies many years ago.” Continue reading
Monday, May 5, 2014
May 5, 1984: “Photography, the prime visual recorder of human events, preserves memories, emotion, and sentiment for virtually all Americans… Continue reading