Big Cities in A Small Town — Sue Severson Exhibition at Gallery 321, Hollidaysburg PA

Sue Severson, Hollidaysburg

Sue Severson’s posthumous exhibition at Gallery 321 isn’t something you would expect in Hollidaysburg, a quintessential Pennsylvania place famous for its Victorian architecture and small town charm. Through her work, Severson brings the big city bustle to the mix. Severson was not a native. A Brooklynite who went to the Art Student League and Brooklyn … Continue reading Big Cities in A Small Town — Sue Severson Exhibition at Gallery 321, Hollidaysburg PA

Brooklyn Museum Show of 20s Art Will Travel to Dallas, Cleveland

The Brooklyn Museum will present the first wide-ranging exploration of American art from the decade whose beginning and end were marked by the aftermath of World War I and the onset of the Great Depression. Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, which includes some 138 paintings, sculptures, and photographs by 67 artists, will … Continue reading Brooklyn Museum Show of 20s Art Will Travel to Dallas, Cleveland

Indian Paintings from Brooklyn Museum Selected Through Unique Online Experiment

Split Second: Indian Paintings, a small installation of ten rarely seen works from the Brooklyn Museum collection, on view July 13 through December 31, 2011, will result from a unique online experiment that was inspired by Malcolm Gladwell’s critically acclaimed book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. The project is designed to explore how … Continue reading Indian Paintings from Brooklyn Museum Selected Through Unique Online Experiment

Letters from China: Two, Antiques Roadshow with a Sledge Hammer

With the fast pace of broken auction records for Chinese antiques and the wallets of rich Chinese fattening even faster, the whole nation is looking  back at its culture with unsurpassed passion. This is reflected in popular culture. China has its own antiques roadshow now, yet with a twist of entertaining more or less reflecting … Continue reading Letters from China: Two, Antiques Roadshow with a Sledge Hammer

An Open Letter to Peter C. Marzio, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Dear Mr. Marzio- I am looking forward to a first visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Spending a bit of Sunday morning reading the New York Times feature on the future of the Brooklyn Museum of which I am very familiar, I wonder aloud where Houston's museum could be heading. With your … Continue reading An Open Letter to Peter C. Marzio, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

To Live Forever and The Mummy Chamber

Through more than one hundred objects drawn from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned holdings of ancient Egyptian art, including some of the greatest masterworks of the Egyptian artistic heritage, To Live Forever explores the Egyptians’ beliefs about life and death and the afterlife, the process of mummification, the conduct of a funeral, and the different types … Continue reading To Live Forever and The Mummy Chamber