Curator’s Corner

Curator’s Corner

The Raphael of Flowers

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | Karl Cole

I don’t usually experience beauty attacks when considering art from France of the late 1700s and early 1800s. Neoclassicism isn’t my thing! But this artist is a standout in a period otherw ...

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Beauty Attack

Friday, May 5, 2017 | Karl Cole

I must say, one of the things that keeps me young (in spirit, of course) is the constant beauty attacks I experience at work while looking at art from all over the world and every conceivable time per ...

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The Bill for Art

Monday, April 24, 2017 | Karl Cole

No, this is not some sort of philosophical jaunt through current government threats to cut all funding for the arts and libraries, though goodness knows that could be a college dissertation. Actually, ...

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Not an Easter Egg

Monday, April 17, 2017 | Karl Cole

On our planet, the egg has been almost universally viewed as a symbol of rebirth and fertility since ancient times (imagine ancient eyes seeing something living come out of something hard and apparent ...

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Hanami in Spring

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | Karl Cole

With warm weather finally starting to return, I’m going to continue to celebrate spring with ART. Hanami is Japanese for “blossom viewing,” and is the name given to the annual spring ...

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Artists Who Should Be Stars of Women's History Month, part 4

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Karl Cole

I think a grossly under-spotlighted artist is Beverly Pepper, so today she is the Women's History Month featured artist. I love her huge primary structures that are so elegant and simple. I have to sa ...

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Artists Who Should Be Stars of Women's History Month, part 3

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Karl Cole

Graciela Iturbide is today's featured artist for Women's History Month. The work of Iturbide is a good example of how photography expanded in conception and expression after World War II (1939–1 ...

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Artists Who Should Be Stars of Women's History Month, part 2

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Karl Cole

There aren’t many women architects who share the star power of names such as Mies van der Rohe or I.M. Pei, but, like many things in the old timey art history books—like sculpture—ar ...

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Artists Who Should Be Stars of Women's History Month, part 1

Monday, March 20, 2017 | Karl Cole

Even unknown women artists deserve to be given the star treatment, especially during Women’s History Month! I may have learned as a child to carefully lay burnt matches side by side in glue on p ...

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The Artistic Legacy of Conquest, part 2

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Karl Cole

This week's look at Spanish Colonial art continues, inspired by the exhibit Highest Heaven, currently on view at the Worcester Art Museum. ...

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