Mini Biography: Fannie Hillsmith

The grandchild of one of the founders of the Boston Museum school (now the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts) Hillsmith was engaged in drawing and other artistic pursuits as a child. Continue reading Mini Biography: Fannie Hillsmith

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Exit Through The Gift Shop, Part 1

This post is NOT about the 2010 Banksy movie entitled Exit Through The Gift Shop (although if you haven’t seen the movie yet you should.) It is instead about the inequality of museum gift shops – specifically art museum gift shops. I’ve been to an alien museum (Roswell, NM), a wax museum (Wash., DC), a Museum of Osteology (OKC, OK), and the National Museum of … Continue reading Exit Through The Gift Shop, Part 1

primary elections, general elections, special elections, run-off elections …

Today was yet another voting day in Oklahoma City and it is the third time I’ve had to cast a vote for someone since the Presidential election on November 8th, 2016 and, although I am a vocal supporter of carrying out our few but important civic duties, I must say all the voting is wearing on me a bit. Continue reading primary elections, general elections, special elections, run-off elections …

Mini Biography: Elenore Plaisted Abbott

Although there is some confusion about the year of Plaisted Abbott’s birth she was born in Maine and received an extensive art education primarily in the Philadelphia area. She studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Drexel University. Continue reading Mini Biography: Elenore Plaisted Abbott