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When it comes to war, history is quick to recall a conflict’s victors and losers. But military life is made up more than triumphs and losses, not to mention the political strategies that led to them. The Blue Star Museums listed here take a look at lesser-known aspects of the American...
"Does everybody that we work with go on to be a big name? No. But if we did, we wouldn't be taking enough risks, as far as I'm concerned.” – Sylvia Wolf The Henry Art Galler y, located on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington, comes by its innovation bonafides...
Tucked away above the main gallery halls, the library at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is filled with its own variety of treasures: rare books, research texts, and yes, even artwork. On May 12, the library will open a small exhibit on Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová (1894-1980), a...
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When Ponce de Léon first stepped foot on Florida soil in 1513, he opened the flood gates to European settlement, and its contingent influence on language, religion, and culture. But...
What happens to workers when a centuries-old artistic tradition starts sputtering to a close? It’s a question that glass artisans are asking across Europe as that continent’s traditional industrial glass factories downsize drastically or even shut down entirely, as was the case with...
By 1860, photography had officially begun to make its mark on the American landscape. For the first time in history, ordinary Americans could have their likeness snapped, printed, and distributed to family and friends—a far cry from the expensive, oil-painted portraits of aristocrats past...
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To call Esopus a magazine is a bit of a misnomer. Showcasing the broadest possible spectrum of creative endeavors, the lush, encyclopedia-thick volume is an exercise in printed ingenuity, filled...
“Portraiture….can reveal things about both photographer and the sitter.” -- Susan Behrends Frank, Associate Curator for Research, Phillips Collection Now that "selfie" is officially in the dictionary, it can be easy to forget that photography is still a relatively new...
As Labor Day looms, we try and collectively squeeze in as much summer as possible before the season slips away. We take one last trip to the beach, host one...
Downtown Jacksonville is a busy place to be and I don’t go there often. The traffic alone is enough to wear my patience. I braved the crowds this afternoon to...

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