Four Short Things – 9 February 2019

The Value of Good Design MoMA’s spring exhibition includes a show featuring everyday objects, the types that it’s feasible to find in our homes. Brooms, Rakes, Chairs, A Slinky. With an emphasis on work that appeared in shows from the 1930’s to 1950’s, there is plenty of Eames, Saarinen, and Bruan to make any home […]

Four Short Things – 25 January 2019

The Greatest Olympian You’ve Never Heard of: Eddie Eagan and an Unlikely Double Eddie Eagan is a unique individual who did something no one else has done: he won gold medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympics in different sports. When we think about “The Greatest Athletes”, we often talk about people who dominated […]

Up close differences

Painting, while often thought of a 2d medium, is much more three-dimensional than it is often given credit. It makes it hard to appreciate a work of art in two dimensions. I spent a while yesterday studying two of MoMA’s masterpieces.  Flag by Jasper John stood outside the entrance for the Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends exhibit that’s […]