Curator’s Corner

Importance of Portraits IV

Monday, September 20, 2010 | Karl Cole

Yes, I’m including a doggie portrait in my ongoing ode to the portrait. Whether a dog, cat, bird, squirrel, ermine, or fish, animals have been part of portraiture in western art since the reviva ...

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Curator’s Corner

Native American Art "Revival"

Monday, March 15, 2010 | Karl Cole

When we think of “Native American art,” we tend to think of ceramics, weavings, hide objects, and quillwork. Painting (whether on canvas, paper, or wood) was not an Indian tradition until ...

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Curator’s Corner

The King of Impressionism

Monday, January 12, 2009 | Karl Cole

Among my heroes in the history of art, Claude Monet has to be right near the top. Of all of the Impressionists, Monet’s work, especially his late paintings, has had the most impact on my own lan ...

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