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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fogg Museum of Art

It is the oldest art museum of Harvard, and it has serious collections of Italian Renaissance, Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, among others.

The image above, on Quincy Street, in Georgian-revival style,dates from 1925. Earlier the museum was housed in another building, that one in Italian Renaissance style. That older building was eventually demolished (in 1974).

Well, beginning 2008, the building from the image closed for a renovation project: a new building will house all three Harvard Art Museums. Meanwhile selected works from Fogg are on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, located nearby, on Broadway (of course the Broadway from Cambridge, don't jump on conclusions).


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  • How are we looking at the paintings of Mark Rothko these days?
    Is he old hat, replaced in America by more contemporary concerns? Looking at his minimal canvases and their enticing floating squares of subdued paint live at the MOMA recently, I had to stop to wonder whether he still communicates to a modern and younger audience.
    Wahooart.com, the site that sells good canvas prints to order from their database of digital images, has many Rothko prints. I ordered this one, Blue and grey, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWU7F

    By Blogger scott davidson, at 11:58 AM  

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