Saturday In The Museum With Daniel

Image: Daniel Ridgway Knight, In Winter (1880). Our Saturday art posts this year focus on the origins and paths that food takes to get to the table. This weekend, we found a painting that displays the limited bounty of winter produce. In Winter is by an American artist who moved to France after the Civil […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Wayne

Image: Wayne Thiebaud, The Pie Counter (1963). On Saturday’s we like to post about art, especially art that intersects with the world of food (to match the overall theme of this site). Today our post honors someone who represented this intersection more than any other figure in the contemporary art world. Wayne Thiebaud died this […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Claude

Image: Claude Monet, Grainstacks, Snow Effect (1891). For the last three years we have been using Saturdays to post about art, with a focus on art related to food.  In 2020, we tended toward still lifes.  In 2021, we searched out images of feasts and communal dining.  In 2022, our theme will be the roots […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jan

Image: Jan Steen, Feast of St. Nicholas (1665-1668). For our last art post before we take a break for Christmas travel, we stay in the low countries.  This year we have focused on the art of feasts and communal dining, and this week’s piece fits that pattern. The legend of St. Nicholas, a Greek bishop […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jan

Image: Jan Miense Molenaer, The King Drinks (1636-1637) Last Saturday for our weekly art post, we highlighted a painting of the Roman feast of Saturnalia, one of the winter solstice feasts that were incorporated into modern Christmas.  This weekend’s painting advances the story a few hundred years. Following on the Saturnalia idea of turning the power […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Antoine François

Image: Antoine François Callet, Saturnalia (c. 1780s) Over the course of the year we have focused primarily on pieces related to feasts and communal dining for our Saturday art posts.  As the year draws to a close, there is symmetry that the end of the year is marked with some of the grandest feasts. Christmas […]

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Saturday in the Museum with George

Image: George Mason, The Harvest Moon (1970) With the crispness of autumn finally taking hold and Thanksgiving approaching, we are highlighting a picture that is one last look at the harvest. The moon also put on a show this week, so we found something that pulls it all together for our weekly art post. This […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Frank

Image: Frank C. Ward, Supper, 1943. As we near the end of the year and soon close out our theme of communal eating for this year’s Saturday art posts, we came across one that matches this week’s commemoration of Veterans Day. The work if from Frank C. Ward, a British artist. Born if Suffolk, the […]

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