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.
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.
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.
Belted: Quick Bite
Happy Friday! Today on Museum Quick Bites we’re getting belted…Visigoth style. Join me as we try on some dazzling 6th century belt buckles.