Posts Tagged: museum

The Surprising Art of Dr. Seuss

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In addition to being a world famous children’s writer, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was also a prolific artistic who produced dozens of illustrations, paintings, and sculptures. “Geisel dubbed his secret collection, containing about 200 works, the ‘Midnight Paintings,’” the Toronto Star writes. You can check out the collection at the Pendulum Gallery in Vancouver until July […]

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Celebrating Shakespeare

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have found a unique way of honoring the Bard on the upcoming 400th anniversary of his death: a digital re-creation of a popular British museum dedicated to Shakespeare. According to the New York Times: The digital re-creation—the first detailed visualization of the gallery, scholars say—gives a glimpse […]

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Moulin Rimbaud?

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Poetry is one of the pillars of the town’s cultural policy. There’s a new museum in the old town of Charleville-Mézières, France dedicated to Arthur Rimbaud, one of the country’s most celebrated poets. The coolest part? It’s in an old mill. “The town’s aim was to combine objects telling the story of Rimbaud’s short life and his […]

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Finally, a Seuss Museum

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The world’s first museum dedicated to the life and work of Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, is set to open in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts as soon as 2016. The venture will be a welcome addition to the museum circuit of western Mass, already home to the Art Picture Book Museum, the Norman Rockwell […]

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Blake’s Book of Job

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In addition to his place in the canon as a seminal Romantic poet, William Blake was an accomplished visual artist. In a write-up for Hyperallergic, Allison Meier shares the fruits of her visit to see Blake’s 21-panel series of engravings on the Book of Job, on display at Manhattan’s Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) through […]

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Save the Poe House!

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The Edgar Allan Poe home in Baltimore is, unfortunately, lacking the financial means to stay afloat. Poe lived there in his last years of life, and Baltimore is of major site-specific importance to his writerly development. Thus, this city landmark needs more visitors, or perhaps a generous Poe-philic benefactor to stay open. “Because of who […]

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