Saturday in the Museum with Malcah

Image: Malcah Zeldis, Miss Liberty Celebration, (1987), oil on corrugated cardboard, © Malcah Zeldis For this week’s art post we went Americana for the Fourth.  We usually try to find a link to food, but for this weekend we will have to settle for the implied taste of grilled hot dogs and macaroni salad in […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Arthello

Image: Arthello Beck, Jr., Juneteenth Picnic. For our weekly art posting, we highlight something in honor of the day, a painting by Texas artist Arthello Beck, Jr of a Juneteenth picnic. One of the enjoyments of doing these Saturday art posts is the serendipitous occurrences that happen when you go rummaging in the internet attic […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Edward

Image: Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning (1950). On Saturdays, we like to highlight a piece of art.  With the big museums opening at the end of this week, we are putting the focus on this Edward Hopper from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A year ago, as we sunk into the reality of the situation, […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Winslow II

Image: Winslow Homer, Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) (1873-76). We drift away from food for this weekend’s art post.  In light of the re-opening of the National Gallery in a couple weeks, we are highlighting some favorites from the collection.  In light of the wind that hit us the last day, this piece seemed appropriate. […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Horace

Image: Horace Pippin, Sunday Morning Breakfast (1943) On Saturdays we like to divert our attention from the world of dining to the world of art, though we still try to find a connection to the world of food. In recent weeks, we have been posting images of feasts and other meals where people gather to […]

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Saturday in the museum with Norman

Image: Norman Rockwell, Elect Casey (1958) We take a break from our series on still life painting to post something that captures the moment we are living through. In this case the exhaustion of an election and its aftermath. Norman Rockwell’s original version of Elect Casey was intended to run as the Saturday Evening Post […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Robert

Image: Robert Seldon Duncanson, “Still Life with Fruits and Nuts” (1848). Oil on board. For the last few weeks our Saturday posts about art have focused on still life paintings.  The golden age for the style was in the Netherlands during the 17th century.  The tradition, however lasts to this day and can be found […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Anna Mary

Image: Grandma Moses, Birthday Cake (1952) For our Saturday trip to the world of art, we highlight Grandma Moses on her birthday.  Anna Mary Robertson Moses was born in 1860, the year of Lincoln’s election. Early in her life she worked on farms, including for a time in Staunton, Va.  She had 10 children (five […]

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