The Diversity of the Islamic World

One of the major themes running through out summer NEH program was tracing the diversity within the Islamic World. We had a chance to look through a variety of art forms to really examine if the term "Islamic World" is even appropriate. For example, what does a Mongolian shepherd have in common with an oil [...]

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Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World in AP Art History

In preparation for my NEH Summer Institute, Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Culture through the Arts, I received a package in the mail that contained your usual welcome forms and letters along with a book of poetry and a DVD, Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World. I decided to plop down while folding laundry [...]

AP Art History @ the MFA Boston

The Museum of Fine Art in Boston is not a museum to be tackled lightly; I've been twice and still have not seen it all. Between by two trips over summer and Thanksgiving, I have tried to catalogue the pieces from the AP Art History 250 curriculum owned by the MFA with their locations (exactly like [...]

AP Art History @ The Met

This is the Mecca of all art museums (I've never been to the Louvre so maybe that's up there too ;)...lol). I made the mistake of trying to see what it would be like to spend opening to close at the Met...I don't suggest it at all! But to save you the effort, I catalogued the [...]

Art History Hunting in D.C.

I was in Washington, D.C. a couple of weekends ago with an old AP Art History/ Humanities student of mine to go museum hopping and as you can image we ran into a few of the pieces from the AP Art History 250 curriculum. Take a look below: Migration Series, Jacob Lawrence Panel no. 49 [...]

Weekend in D.C.: Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

So shockingly enough it took me into my mid-twenties to finally go see the fantastic collection at the National Gallery of Art. Will and I stopped by for the day while heading up to New York City on our summer road trip. And then I found out that the exhibit "Vermeer and the Masters of Genre [...]

Falling in Love with Still-life Painting

So many people are of the opinion that still-lifes are literally the worst genre of painting. Ever. They're literally the foodie Instagrams of their day. I mean why in the world would some want to carefully catalogue a tables cape of bowls, plates, food, and sometimes bugs????? I felt the same way until I had [...]