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Ban the Museum Selfie Shtick!

William Grimes’s front-page piece in Sunday’s New York Times pinpoints one of the great tragedies of our times. Museum Rules: Talk Softly, and Carry No Selfie Stick In a famous lab trial, a chimp named Sultan put two interlocking sticks … Continue reading

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For the Love of God, Put #MuseumSelfie on the Shelfie!

The hardflinching staff has noted on several occasions the recent proliferation of museumgoers whose sole purpose is to record their presence adjacent to works of art, rather than actually looking at them. As if that wasn’t bad enough, now the art … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (New! Improved? MoMA Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town to go a-museuming for a few days and say, it was swell. Just our luck, we arrived on an official Gridlock Alert Day, which meant it took us fully … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (‘Summer with the Averys’ Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town last weekend to check out this that and the other thing and, say, it was swell. After the usual funhouse ride through Six Flags Over Midtown Manhattan, we headed … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in Western Mass. (Summer of Whistler Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled out to the Berkshires for a couple of days last week to catch this & that and, say, it was . . . swelling with people. Upon our arrival in Williamstown we headed right to … Continue reading

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Travels With The Missus On the Côte d’Azur (Encore!)

After dinner I walked down to the bay one last time. I stood in a soft rain next to the bust of homeboy Jean Cocteau alongside the chapel he renovated in the 1950s, and looked one last time at the … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Calder and Abstraction’ at PEM

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Salem yesterday to catch Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic at the Peabody Essex Museum and, say, it was swell. Alexander Calder’s abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one … Continue reading

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The Art Seen In NYC

Well the Missus and I trundled down to The Big Town last weekend and here’s some of what we caught. Munch/Warhol and the Multiple Image We saw this exhibit at Scandinavia House the day before it closed. Via Norway.org: Organized … Continue reading

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