I love museums. They make me feel like I’m time traveling, not just through seeing the paintings from hundreds of years ago, but by spending my time so removed from any screens or modern technology. I think of a time when people didn’t have smart phones or TVs for entertainment and how different of an entertainment experience that is. It’s such a pure and peaceful thing to allow yourself to be totally wrapped up and entertained by a painting- it forces you to use your imagination in a way that modern entertainment never does, and I love feeling connected to that part of myself. .
Congrats to Mark Huffman’s stunning living room for the Columbus Designer Showcase! The proceeds from the event benefitted the Wonder School and was held at the Columbus Museum of Art. The museum granted permission to borrow works from their permanent collection where Mark incorporated paintings by Edmund Kuehn, the museum’s director in the 1960’s. Thank you for including SHIIR in this year’s showcase!
Details: silk flat weave with silk embroidery
Dunyanin en eski ve en pahali Keman’ini gormeye geldik.. 1743 yilinda yapilmis. Amerika’nin tarihinden bile eski :) Zamaninda Niccolò Paganini tarafindan kulanildigi icin bu isimle anilmaya baslamis. "Il Cannone “ takma ismi ilede bilinen keman normalde Genoa ‘da sergilenip cok nadir olarak ulke disina cikariliriliyormus.Son olarak 2003 yilinda NewYork’ta sergilendigini dusunursek Dunyanin en unlu kemanini Columbus ‘ta gorebildigimiz icin pek mutluyuz:)Bu arada degeri 35 Million dolarcik:)
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‘Violin (Il Canone of The Cannon)’
Giuseppe Guarneri, del Gesu
Spruce, Balkan Maple, Ebony, Jujube, Ivory, Red-Orange pigmented paint
I admittedly don’t know much about violins, and depending on who you ask this might not be considered art on par with an oil painting or sculpture—and certainly the sound it produces is another art form entirely. But when I found out it was going to be in the USA for the first time in 15 years, I had to include it on the page. This violin is entirely handmade from the body to the tuners. It has cat gut strings and a replica of the bridge used by the master of this instrument, the famous Niccolò Paganini, sometimes known as the Devil’s Violinist. Think Jimi Hendrix of the violin. You can still see the wear marks along the bottom of it because they never used chin or shoulder rests in Paganini’s time. This is a very famous piece of musical history and a remarkable handmade work of art I’m glad I got a chance to see.
This Thursday night! Bill Miller will be bringing new work for this special Loud and Proud reception.
This interest group from the Columbus Museum of Art supports lgbtq artists, collectors and allies.
Trust me, this is not one of those stodgy old Museum collectors groups!
Music by DJ @foxxsmoulder
These two are not only artists themselves but also very dear friends of mine, so this session was pure joy to photograph! For their engagement, we went from colorful backdrops at the @columbusmuseum of Art to charming spring goodness at German Village. Amy + Bob are on the blog today! Link in profile.
A selection of works from a recently organized collection of 812 real photo postcards and related objects attempting to depict the Black narrative in the first half of the 20th century.
Many real photo postcards were unique prints captured by amateur photographers, but others were mass-produced by companies such as the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company in Belfast, Maine.
Old House Journal states that, "beginning in 1902 Kodak offered a preprinted card back that allowed postcards to be made directly from negatives […] Local entrepreneurs hired [photographers] to record area events and the homes of prominent citizens. These postcards documented important buildings and sites, as well as parades, fires, and floods. Realtors used them to sell new housing by writing descriptions and prices on the back. Real photo postcards became expressions of pride in home and community, and were also sold as souvenirs in local drug stores and stationery shops." Real photo postcards were also created and sold as mementos at the scene of lynchings or to document revolutions - some very difficult images in the collection, to say the least.
Note: A selection of 83 of these works were included in the exhibition “I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100,” on view at the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio October 19, 2018-January 20, 2019 and guest curated by Wil Haygood.