Strange Games

Today on Museum Bites we’re diving head first into some strange games. From bull leaping to ear pulling (yes, that’s a thing) these unusual competitions may not be widely known, but they have been immortalized in art and local lore.  Join me for a closer look. We begin on the island of Crete….

Blank Canvas

Today on Museum Bites we’re keeping it simple and taking a closer look at an art museum staple, the seemingly blank canvas. No battle scenes, fruit bowls or moody portraits here. Instead, these paintings are saturated in color. Seen gracing the walls of art museums—typically the modern art wing—all over the world these unadorned canvases often prompt some head scratching. What is the meaning behind this art? How can a painting featuring just one color be considered art? So today, I thought we’d nibble on these issues by sampling a collection of canvases I’ve come across on my travels. But first, let’s take a spin on the color wheel…

Mod Squad

Today on Museum Bites we’re wrapping up our visit to the Dennos Museum Center with a stroll through its modern art wing. This eclectic collection features local artists whose works range from the whimsical to the grief-stricken. We’ll pay tribute to the culinary arts, meet a supporting lady, and kick back in a moonlit field. We begin in the kitchen…

Cold Comfort

Life within the Arctic Circle is a bone-chilling affair, but through hard work and longstanding traditions, the Inuit have carved out a cozy and communal existence. Join me for a stroll through the Dennos Museum Center's fascinating exhibit and along the way, we’ll learn more about the life, land, and lore of the Inuit. We begin with the humble igloo…

Survival Games

Ear pulls, knuckle hops, and dropkicks! Get your game face on because today on Museum Bites we’re gearing up to play…the Inuit way.

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