A Poststructural Feminist Response to Botticelli’s Woman Pursued

About once a week or so, I watch some of the content on the Prado Museum's YouTube channel. The videos feature everything from gallery talks on works of art in the museum's collection to special exhibitions, conferences, seminars, conservation projects, and technical studies of artworks. Watching allows me to both expand my understanding of the featured … Continue reading A Poststructural Feminist Response to Botticelli’s Woman Pursued

Exploring the Global Story of Talavera in the Galleries

Two weeks ago, I gave a public talk at the museum titled The Global Story of Talavera Ceramics, which set out to trace the exchange of technology, shapes, and designs that influenced the distinctly Mexican art form of Talavera Poblana. This post aims to share aspects of Talavera's fascinating history as they were unfolded in the museum galleries through close observation of works … Continue reading Exploring the Global Story of Talavera in the Galleries

Wordsworth, Plant Ecology & Five Men Named Ian

Since early February, I have read a poem each morning as part of an assignment (really, a practice) my creative writing teacher gave to our class at the start of the semester. His stated purpose in assigning this was for us to find lessons for our writing in the work of fellow authors. I've certainly … Continue reading Wordsworth, Plant Ecology & Five Men Named Ian