Happy New Year! I hope you had a restive, festive holiday. Today on Museum Bites I’m saying good-bye.
Moon Shadow: Quick Bite Reboot
We’re chasing shadows today on Museum Quick Bites…moon shadows. Moonlit Landscape with a Windmill (c1650s) by Dutch painter, Aert van der Neer is a nocturnal delight. Cast against a turbulent sky, puffy pink and gray clouds churn above, while the moon plays hide and seek behind a lone windmill.
Stargazer: Quick Bite
Happy Friday! Today on Museum Quick Bites we’re turning our sights toward the night sky with The Stargazer (c3000 BCE) an ancient statue from the Bronze Age.
Big Bite: Quick Bite
Today on Museum Quick Bites we’re winding the clock back to the Mesozoic Era and taking a brief look at a toothy, big jawed creature called Metoposaurus. Don’t be fooled by Metoposaurus’ name, this predator is all amphibian.
Window Dressing: Quick Bite
Happy Friday! Pull up a chair and join me today on Museum Quick Bites for a brief tour of, A Woman’s Work (1912) by John French Sloan. Sexist title aside, this lovely painting is a window into early 20th century urban life. Let’s zoom in and check out the delightful details.
Mighty Art: Reboot
Today on Museum Bites we’re taking a tour through the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s (MIA) fascinating collection of Japanese art. From wabi-sabi to wasabi, samurai to sushi, the Land of the Rising Sun has a rich and mighty history. Join me for a look at ancient bug helmets, delicate fans, weeping statues, and so much more. We begin with a dynamic duo…
Golden: Quick Bite
All that glitters is gold today on Museum Quick Bites. Join me for a quick tour of a gorgeous gold breastplate handcrafted by the Chimú (1000-1470 CE) a South American people known for their face beakers, whistling pots, impressive citadels, colorful textiles, and stunning metalwork.
Mirror, Mirror: Reboot
Today we’re taking a moment to reflect on mirrors. We use these ingenious devices to primp and preen, capture photos, navigate through traffic, view the heavens, and craft dazzling works of art. Join me for a brief look at three glittering examples of mirror art. We begin with a star…
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.