Monthly Archives: July 2011

How to Attract Large Crowds to a Museum

Host an Edward Hopper exhibit! That’s what the Bowdoin College Museum of Art  is doing this summer. Edward Hopper’s Maine is on view through October 15, and it was packed with visitors today (who were, unfortunately, so loud it was … Continue reading

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Grounds For Sculpture’s Visionary Guru

A few years ago, during the Great Recession, I had a nightmare that Grounds For Sculpture had lost its funding, and the sculpture park was covered with cobwebs. It looked like the abandoned amusement park in the 1972 film The … Continue reading

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River of Life: Paddling Gets Into Your Soul

Every river has its stories, and the Delaware is no different. There’s the one about the logger Daniel Skinner who, in the 1760s, made an 80-foot raft of logs and set off from the Catskill Mountains to the shore of … Continue reading

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Masked Avengers Re-Invent the F Word

I’m standing in the galleries of the Mason Gross School of the Art Galleries in New Brunswick, talking to a creature with a brown hairy face, a leathery snout and fierce fangs. As she speaks she’s continuously poking a finger … Continue reading

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