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Let There Be Light (Bulbs)

In the spirit of Marcel Duchamp and his “ready-mades,” Jasper Johns looked at everyday objects – the American flag, targets, numbers, an all-white canvas – in a new way. In Jasper Johns: Light Bulb, the Princeton University Art Museum explores … Continue reading

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Making Their Marks

I used to think that drawing was preparatory to some larger accomplishment. In fact I used to use the word “sketch” to refer to anything done with pen or pencil. Of course drawing is very much its own thing, an … Continue reading

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Artful Living

Have you seen Artful Living with CJ yet? CJ Mugavero, who runs The Artful Deposit Gallery in Bordentown, interviews Brian Hill, Executive Director of the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, in Episode 3 on her web-based program. She also interviews … Continue reading

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Bowdoin College Art Museum

Bowdoin College’s Walker Art Building had been closed for four years during its renovation, and just opened last fall. I finally had the chance to visit it last week. The original neoclassical structure, designed by McKim, Mead and White, opened … Continue reading

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Not Little Red’s Basket

When I first heard that the hip Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pa., was having an exhibit on baskets, I thought, huh? Then I saw the pictures — these are not the baskets your grandmother set her apple pie in! Intertwined: … Continue reading

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Calder’s Jewelry

There’s jewelry… and then there’s jewelry! The baubles of Alexander Calder, on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building through Nov. 2, is jaw-dropping artwork. Even before he studied mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology or entered … Continue reading

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