Museum Exhibits

Thoughts on new and touring museum exhibits

100 Years In The Making: Highlights From Musée Rodin

By |May 29th, 2017|

When most people think of the famous sculptor Auguste Rodin, they say “The Thinker.” Or “Le Penseur” if they’re fancy. But when you ask me, I say “The Kiss.” And “The Gates of Hell.” And “The Burghers of Calais.” And “I Am Beautiful.” And … well, […]

Lotus Moment: V Is For Victrola

By |March 12th, 2017|

Why This Is Awesome: To quote Shakespeare, “if music be the food of love, play on!” That was my exact sentiment as I walked through the Institute of Jazz Studies @50 exhibit at the Paul Robeson Galleries last Wednesday. Along with saxophones from jazz greats like […]

Bearing Witness To Forced From Home

By |October 3rd, 2016|

It’s been said that the current Refugee Crisis is the largest displacement of global citizens in modern times. But it’s hard to fully grasp how massive the exodus truly is without consistent visual confirmation and first-hand reports of how frightening this epidemic has grown over […]

There’s A Light Up In Harlem

By |July 10th, 2016|

The past month has left us with some of the most turbulent moments of 2016. It seems we can’t turn on our TVs, radios, computers or smartphones without being met with another harrowing or frightening tale of our world shifting violently in one way or […]

Now That Was A Thing!

By |April 15th, 2016|

March has come and gone, and April is about half over, yet somehow I feel like I’m still recuperating from my birthday month-long arts & culture extravaganza. “Extravaganza” may seem a bit strong of a word, but trust me, anything less would not do.

As I […]

All Roads Lead To Here – A Night With Jim Shaw’s The End Is Here

By |January 11th, 2016|

Painted Jazz: Archibald Motley At The Chicago Cultural Center

By |March 23rd, 2015|

Today marks the beginning of a special Twitter celebration. Monday is the official kickoff applauding those peculiar institutions in a lovely tribute titled #MuseumWeek. Well, as a proud museum nerd (all deference to the awesome @MuseumNerd, of course), I couldn’t miss an opportunity to fly […]

So Green Sheep Are Made Of Wood Now? Cool!

By |February 17th, 2015|

If you’ve been reading my blog prior to August 2014, then you know I’m not a big fan of setting New Year’s resolutions or deciding what goals are best to pursue around the 1st of the year. I find the end of the year calendar […]

American Spirits: The Rise & Fall Of Prohibition

By |February 10th, 2015|

This weekend marks the closing of a fascinating exhibit at the Indiana State Museum, the wonderful American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. For those who might not be able to make it to the museum before the exhibit ends, here are a few pictures […]

Extra! Extra! – BLU, IMA and Natives For Sale

By |January 20th, 2015|

The art world is a busy microcosm of energy, conflict and resurgence. It’s easy to miss stories about every showcase, policy change or kerfuffle that arises. That’s why I’m hear to bring you 3 news items you might’ve missed on your feed.

Some stories make you […]