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
This post continues my account of my great-great-great aunt May's experiences during the Blitz, a series of heavy air raids carried out over London and other major British cities from 1940 – 1941 that resulted in over 40,000 civilian deaths. My last post related some of my discoveries leading up to my trip to London … Continue reading Aunt May and the Blitz, Cont’d.
During my recent visit to Copenhagen, our friend and host Sarah suggested we take a day trip to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located twenty-five miles up the coast from the city. "What's with the name?", you might ask (we did). According to their website, the property that was later converted into the museum was originally … Continue reading Tan Lines and Tradition