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The Bruise Beneath the Skin

One of the most popular paintings in the Crossing Cultures exhibition, judging by the comments I heard and the number of people standing with their phones and cameras pointed at it, was Samantha Hobson’s beautiful canvas, Wave Break at Night … Continue reading

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Make It New / Make It Now

On July 12, at the opening of the final weekend of the Crossing Cultures exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art, Henry Skerritt came into town from Pittsburgh to join me in a conversation that Henry aptly titled (appropriating a … Continue reading

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Wally Caruana @ Crossing Cultures

Last weekend we were again in Toledo, Ohio, for a series of events related to Crossing Cultures.  The Toledo Museum of Art is now led by Brian Kennedy, formerly the Director at the NGA from 1997 to 2004 and afterwards … Continue reading

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Crossing Cultures at the Toledo Museum of Art

“You’ve captured the imagination of a twelve-year-old boy,” his father said with some pride. Of all the memorable things I heard during the past weekend when Crossing Cultures opened at the Toledo Museum of Art, that is the quotation that … Continue reading

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Crossing Cultures / Toledo Museum of Art Slideshow

Here is a selection of photographs of the installation of Crossing Cultures from the Toledo Museum of Art, shot on the opening day, April 12, 2013.  I wasn’t able to capture every angle and image and artwork included in the … Continue reading

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The Last Great Art Movement of the 20th Century

I got buzzed and felled by a mean (and I mean mean) intestinal flu bug this week, so I’m lying low on all fronts.  Just two brief topics to note this week: Robert Hughes’s assessment that Aboriginal art is the … Continue reading

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Black Arm Band Premiers ‘Dirtsong’ in the US

Shellie Morris celebrated her birthday in style this year.  Along with other members of the Black Arm Band, Shellie was in Hanover, New Hampshire, at Dartmouth College, to present the US premier of their third major production, dirtsong.  Immediately after … Continue reading

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“Crossing Cultures”: the catalog in review

A little over two years ago, Kathy Hart, then the acting Director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College (following Brian Kennedy’s departure for the Toledo Museum of Art) asked me for suggestions for authors for the catalog … Continue reading

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Arts at Dartmouth: Stephen Gilchrist and Black Arm Band

Celebrations of Indigenous Australian art and culture are continuing at Dartmouth College throughout the run of the Crossing Cultures exhibition, and today I’m delighted to share with you another video of one of the events.  As part of the Faculty … Continue reading

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American Eyes on Aboriginal Art

Earlier this week the Hood Museum of Art posted a video to YouTube from the opening weekend ceremonies for their exhibition of contemporary Australian Aboriginal art, Crossing Cultures.  It’s a lovely short introduction to the show.  There’s plenty of shots … Continue reading

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