This piece was published for Our Community Now Colorado on March 14, 2019 “What are you wearing tonight?” a museum staffer jokes with the already humming crowd outside the Denver Art Museum’s ‘Dior from Paris to the World’ exhibition. I wait alongside the morning’s small battalion of visitors armed with an audio guide and a small … Continue reading THE ART OF FASHION: AN AU REVOIR TO ‘DIOR FROM PARIS TO THE WORLD’ EXHIBITION
For some, going to an art museum or gallery is like stepping into a foreign country. You don’t speak the language, dread the hunt for the bathroom, and will inevitably be overwhelmed. Art can seem like a mystery. It doesn't help that one time or another we are left with an art experience feeling … Continue reading 5 Ways to Improve Your Next Museum or Gallery Experience
Tucked away on a quiet corner within Savannah, Georgia’s National Historic District is Abe’s on Lincoln. The bar, which has had many names through the years, is one of the oldest continually run bars in Georgia established in the late 1700s by Polish and Irish immigrants. Today, the bar’s name from the street on … Continue reading Drinking, Drawing, and History: Napkin Art at Abe’s on Lincoln
Accessible art appreciation resources at your fingertips When it comes to building a greater appreciation of art where do you even start? The ideas and concepts of contemporary and traditional art can at times feel overwhelming and out of reach. One way to expand your understanding and appreciation of art is to increase your exposure … Continue reading More Art, Please
Appreciating art can feel similar to watching a sport you’ve never played. You can enjoy watching the game, but when you understand the rules, a whole new experience opens up. Art movements are kind of like the rules of a game. They offer insight into why, and even how, an artist created the work. This … Continue reading Introduction: Art Movements 101
Our useless effort to put art in a box.For a split second, my heart fell. The words, interesting, but this is not art, glared up at me from the comment section of the gallery’s registry book. Then I smiled. At the time, I was the Director of the gallery and community art center in a … Continue reading This is NOT Art!
“Your artwork is not precious.”The words of my art professor rang in my ears. My brow furrowed. I looked down at my artwork. Not precious, but it was, wasn’t it? I had expended so much time, thought, and creative energy to certainly validated its worth. My professor went on. “Your work cannot be so dear … Continue reading Finding Objectivity