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“Artifacts” at the Chicago Children’s Museum

In an earlier post from last spring, I blogged about the opening of Michael’s Museum at the Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier. In Michael’s Museum is an amazing opportunity to experience and participate in the artistic vision of its … Continue reading

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For Olivia

It’s Saturday. Saturdays rock for lots of reasons. No school. No commitments. Time for self. Time for family and friends. Growing up, I spent every Saturday at the Toledo Museum of Art, from the 4th or 5th grade through the … Continue reading

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Inspired by Kiki

Kiki Smith is an artist whose work has always inspired me. Primarily known as a sculptor, she also works in many media including photography which was the focus of I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith, an exhibition … Continue reading

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Tenement Museum

History is a long period of time but when looked at as a series of lifetimes it doesn’t seem that far away. At the Tenement Museum in New York City, the visceral and palpable meaning of this nearly overwhelmed us. … Continue reading

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Nothing small about that…

Michael’s Museum is now a part of the rich cultural treasures of this city. Its openings on Friday (morning and evening) clearly reflected this. Like the best openings, the public was filled with expectation, curiosity, great eagerness. This energy was … Continue reading

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Michael’s Museum

Tomorrow my dear friend Michael (see In the Table/ On the Wall) will be having an opening of his lifetime collection of miniatures, now on permanent display, at the Chicago Children’s Museum. All his life he has been accumulating small … Continue reading

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Searching for El Greco

Where are the El Grecos? They moved them. They used to be with the Spanish artists. No longer. We walked through the hallways looking in the galleries. They hadn’t put them away, had they? Into storage or something foolish like … Continue reading

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