Today on Museum Quick Bites we’re continuing our celebration of spring with Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s flowery portrait, Two Sisters (On the Terrace; 1881). From vibrant reds to brilliant blues, this lovely painting is awash in color. Let’s zoom in and take a closer look at the details.
Today at the museum we celebrate the American robin. These copper-breasted beauties have returned to hop across lawns and build nests on our porches and windowsills. Growing up in Wisconsin, I was thrilled to see the first robin of the year, signaling Spring was on its way. I was surprised to learn the robin may... Continue Reading →
Today at the museum we ponder time and our quest to keep it. We’ve used the sun, the moon, water, sand, coiled springs, pendulums, quartz, electricity, and wireless technology to wrap our hands around time. The Michigan State University museum has a delightful and informative display of antique clocks. The Westclox electric clock (photo above) is... Continue Reading →