Fan Dance: Quick Bite

The temps are dropping, so today on Museum Quick Bites we’re turning up the heat with Dimetrodon, a carnivorous beast that roamed the earth approximately 286 million years ago.

Boomerang Head: Quick Bite

Happy Friday! Today on Museum Quick Bites we’re diving with diplocaulus, a prehistoric creature on display at the Michigan State University Science & Culture Museum. Nicknamed boomerang head, for its uniquely shaped skull, diplocaulus is a rare delight. Join me for a quick look-see.

Biblical Proportions: Quick Bite

Today on Museum Quick Bites we’re taking a biblical walk down the aisle with a 16th century twist. Join me for a quick tour of Raffaello “Raphael” Sanzio’s, Lo Sposalizio (The Marriage of the Virgin; 1504), but first a little background…

Belling’s Bot: Quick Bite Reboot

Today on Museum Quick Bites we’re taking a closer look at Rudolf Belling’s Sculpture 23 (1923). Crafted from brass, this radiant, robotic head is a whimsical delight. From its sleek skull to its thick, slightly parted lips, Belling has forged a brassy jumble of shapes and parts to create a brilliant work of art. 

Autumn: Quick Bite

Autumn is on the horizon and today on Museum Quick Bites we’re celebrating this crisp, colorful season with Sunny Autumn Day (1892) by George Inness. On display at the Cleveland Museum of Art, this gorgeous painting highlights Inness’ spiritual relationship with nature. Let’s roll the clock back to the 1890s and take a quick tour.

Sunday Clothes: Quick Bite

Today on Museum Quick Bites we’re stepping out with Edmund C. Tarbell’s, On Bos’ n’s Hill (1901). Beneath a parasol and wide-brimmed hat, Emeline, Tarbell’s wife, strikes an elegant pose in her Sunday clothes. Join me for a brief stroll through this lovely, turn-of-the-century painting.

Guiding Light: Reboot

Happy Friday! Today on Museum Bites we’re touring Valley Camp, a massive Great Lakes freighter that has been transformed into a maritime museum. Located in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, Valley Camp (formerly known as the Louis W. Hill) was launched in 1917 and for 49 years hauled cars, coal, grain, and iron ore. Today it is filled with a wide variety of seafaring gizmos and gadgets, including a stunning collection of Fresnel lenses. Join me for a closer look at this ingenious device.

Midsummer Staycation: Quick Bite Reboot

Today dear readers we’re popping a tent and extending our holiday a wee bit longer with a staycation along the shores of the Delaware River, circa 1924. Daniel Garber’s, Junior Camp (c1924), on display at the San Diego Museum of Art, captures an idyllic summer day.

Strike a Pose: Quick Bite Reboot

Today on Museum Quick Bites we’re tripping the light fantastic beneath a star-studded sky. On display at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Lajos Mack’s posh ceramic vase (c1900) features a cast of fashionable ladies-with-an-attitude striking a pose.

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