Tag Archives: Visual Art

Robert S. Duncanson: Painting and the Antebellum Midwest

The election day weekend is here, and with it—as undergraduates will hardly need reminding—Columbia’s fall break. If you’re looking for an art fix this fall break and hanging around campus, Schermerhorn’s own Wallach Gallery is exhibiting the spectacular landscapes of … Continue reading

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“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” – Part 3: The Queens Museum of Art

Manhattan might be one of the world’s greatest arts centers, but some of New York’s best cultural landmarks lay in the far reaches of the outer boroughs. This week, I made a trip all the way out to Flushing Meadows-Corona … Continue reading

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Artwork as lovely as its home

Founded in 1825, The National Academy integrates a museum, art school, and an honorary association of artists and architects “dedicated to creating and preserving a living history of American Art.” The museum is housed in the Beaux Arts townhouse, which … Continue reading

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Does Contextual Background Lead to Artistic Appreciation?

Common wisdom states that the more you know about a work of art, the more likely you are to appreciate it. A new study says that this isn’t true at all; providing context may actually be counterproductive. Psychologist Kenneth Bordens … Continue reading

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Art in Your Coffee Cup

Art can come in almost any medium- even coffee! Skilled barista artists can turn your steamed milk into a mini masterpiece in your cup. Sam Corra, known as bacco555888 on YouTube, posts videos of some of his creations. My favorite … Continue reading

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