Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Had the opportunity to attend the preview brunch at Christie’s for what turned out to be a mega-record setting auction. I think I had a slight touch of Stendhal syndrome — the three attached pics were all in one area of just one of the rooms! I do wonder why the experience was viscerally different from a visit to excellent shows at MOMA the day before.
This Kline was one of my personal favorites.
I had a bit of a re-think about Pollock after seeing this lovely smaller piece. I’ve never been moved by his better known massive work, but this really caught me off guard, beautiful, thought-provoking.
Sadly, I was a couple of days early and a few dollars short for bringing home the Bacon.
A couple of people on FaceBook be all up in my grill about a comment I posted re: Joseph Campbell.
In random connection with my current profile and cover pictures there, thought I’d add that I remember him telling our class that after, as a young child, hearing the story of Adam and Eve, he was never again able to bring himself to eat an apple.
Always found that charming, candid, and thought-provoking.
Some of Susan Wilson’s wonderful photographs of the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the Boston Women’s Memorial on Commonwealth Avenue. The sculptor, Meredith Bergmann, is also a respected poet, and chose to read a poem for the occasion.
Marie shepherded the project through all the years of planning and political decisions.
The sculptor, Meredith Bergmann, reading a poem she wrote for the celebration.
A rare opportunity to see the model for an important work of art.
Mayor and Mrs. Menino, Senator Warren, major donors, students, and various public figures were all part of the enthusiastic audience.
Vincent Brown (Harvard University) unveils a new resource for studying slavery and slave revolt in Jamaica:
This animated thematic map narrates the spatial history of the greatest slave insurrection in the eighteenth century British Empire. To teachers and researchers, the presentation offers a carefully curated archive of key documentary evidence. To all viewers, the map suggests an argument about the strategies of the rebels and the tactics of counterinsurgency, about the importance of the landscape to the course of the uprising, and about the difficulty of representing such events cartographically with available sources.