Dr. Seuss: The (Secret?) Surrealist

Looking at Dr. Seuss’s children’s books, it’s either a complete surprise or none at all that the author/illustrator was a surrealist. In each fanciful illustration in his children’s books, we’ve seen only a glimpse of what Seuss, aka Theodor Geisel, … Continued

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Art & Language Bloom in “Botanical Shakespeare”

Seems like your college theatre professor was right–there’s a reason Shakespeare in the park is so popular. Aside from the Bard’s seemingly-universal popularity and the attraction of free summer events, there’s another reason: Shakespeare seems to work best in the … Continued

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Art Pops Up in Courtney Wilson McCarthy’s Pop-Up Books

If you’re looking for the perfect way to expose (or indoctrinate) your kids to art history, Courtney Watson McCarthy may have just made your life a whole lot easier. The paper engineer and graphic designer, aside from having the coolest-sounding … Continued

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Eat Like the Artists: The New “Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook”

Does a cactus omelette sound appealing to you? What if it was a dish billed “for morning, noon, or night?” And–if you’re still not sold–what if it was Ed Ruscha’s personal recipe? Ed Ruscha’s cactus omelette, amid a host of … Continued

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Art Reads–“The Swan Thieves”

A mystery that starts with the slashing of a painting at The National Gallery of Art weaves its way through its characters’ personal histories and through the heart of French Impressionism itself in Elizabeth Kostova’s novel The Swan Thieves. Elizabeth … Continued

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Art Reads–“Headlong”

If you’re as much an Anglophile as you are an art history lover, then Michael Frayn’s novel Headlong is definitely for you. I’d recommend cracking it open on a foggy day with a steaming cup of PG Tips (or whatever … Continued

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Rio Olympics: JR’s Athletes are Larger Than Life

The Olympics are always a good time for the world to celebrate art. This year’s Summer Games have allowed the world to see what Brazilian artists are capable of–from Tarsila do Amaral’s iconic painting Abaporu returning to Brazil for the duration … Continued

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