Saturday in the Museum with Alma

Image: Alma Thomas, Still Life (c. 1960). [NOTE:  In one of those things that can happen in the internet age, one of the curators of the show mentioned below messaged us on IG to say that this piece is not an actual Alma Thomas.  But we still encourage you to join in on the celebration […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Carl

Image: Carl Gustaf Hjalmar Mörner, Italian Harvest Festival at Monte Testaccio near Rome (1825). This week on the IG, many of the wineries that we follow posted about the beginning of harvest.  Today harvest is celebrated with a beer and a social media post, but once upon a time it was a communal celebration (and […]

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Saturday in the Museum with John

Image: John Sloan, Renganeschi’s Saturday Night (1912). © 2018 Delaware Art Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York We like to post about art on Saturdays, usually a piece that has some connection to food to match the overall theme of our site.  For today’s post, falling on such a solemn date, we want to pay […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Robin

Image: Robin Gowen, The Massing Hills II (2015). To cap off our week of celebrating Santa Barbara wine country – including our visitor’s guide for wine lovers and the not short history of the wine region – we thought it appropriate to highlight an artist with roots in the area for our Saturday art post. […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Ragheb

Image: Ragheb Ayad, A Cafe in Aswan (1933). This Saturday we travel to Eqypt for our weekly art post.  Coming across a review of a recent book on Egyptian coffee house culture, put us on a search for something to post that captured some of that culture.  The pleasant serendipity of these art posts is […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Frederic

Image: Frederic Edwin Church, The Meteor of 1860 (1862). This time of year food is often associated with the night sky.  Around camp fires or backyard grills we take advantage of the warm nights to cook and eat outside.  Looking up to see the stars emerge makes that hot dog or s’more all the more […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Florian

Image: Florian Baucke, Taking Down the Honey, (c. 1749-1767). We are back from our summer pause and picking up our weekend posts about art, often with themes that intersect with food.  Our vacation took us out west, where the history of Spanish colonies and the accompanying missions define the names along the coast of California.  […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Tokitarō – Gone Fishin’

Image: Hokusai, Fisherman (19th Century). Ink and color on silk. Last weekend for our art posting we focused on the famous Japanese artist Hokusai (whose name at birth was Tokitarō), who is the subject of an exhibit at the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian. This week we dip back into that exhibit for […]

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