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F. and I took advantage of Presidents’ Day to catch the tail end of the George Bellows exhibit at the Met. We walked away scratching our heads.
It’s just around the corner. In honor of the happy event (this time, at least) I dredged up some antique Presidential photos.
Logo redesigns are so fraught with emotional baggage. You bring in a firm with no institutional history and they do something that violates everyone’s sense of tradition. Or you do it in-house with people who have no idea the technical traps they’re walking into.
A movie you can watch with the sound off.
We knew we were on the right track when the first thing we saw walking in the door of Tricia’s ceramics show was this one, the pileated woodpecker, exactly what we saw in the Great Swamp a couple of days before.
I spent most of my time over the break with LF out there in real life, and I offer a thousand apologies for not posting anything. Well, trying to get back on track, here are a few capsule reviews of some of the various entertainments we availed ourselves of.
We spent Fathers’ Day visiting the Montclair Art Museum in beautiful Montclair, NJ. Yet another cool place nearby I’ve never visited before, it’s a sweet little collection of really good American paintings and sculptures. And it’s a very manageable trip — we covered it in detail in about two hours. …
“I showed it to a male colleague, and his response was, ‘Nothing’s changed in 40,000 years.’” –University of Tübingen archaeologist Nicholas Conard
The New York Times’ Maira Kalman’s illustrated trip down to the inauguration is a thing of beauty.