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 [...]

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Happy Tax Day!

This post originally appeared on JSTOR Daily Blog as "How People Paid Their Taxes in Biblical Times" (it's an awesome blog if you are into random intellectual stuff!). JMF   Think doing your taxes is annoying? Imagine trying it without a computer, a calculator… or even the Arabic numeral system. That was the situation in [...]

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 [...]

Student Series! Captain America vs Gilgamesh

The Characters Steven Grant Rogers shares several similarities with Gilgamesh; both were extreme in every aspect of their personalities, as Doctor Erskine told Steve, “[the serum] amplifies everything that is inside, so good becomes great; bad becomes worse.” Similarly, to Gilgamesh’s “Surpassing all other kings, heroic in stature...” paired with his temperance of a “...wild [...]

Student Series! Moses: The Chosen One

In Ancient Egypt there was a new pharaoh that rose to power and enforced slavery upon the Israelite tribes. This slavery was extremely harsh and the Israelite slaves were treated brutally by the Egyptian masters. The pharaoh saw the Israelites as a threat because of their big population, so to control this population he commanded [...]