Nobody frames a picture like this

I’m from Princeton, have a farm here, teach at UPenn – I teach an art law seminar. I have a BA/MA in art history and a JD/MBA, so I have students who are in law and MBA programs and students in art and archeology programs. “What do you teach?” Artists rights, dealers, galleries, gallery operations, Read more about Nobody frames a picture like this[…]

500 years of wishes that survived

Daughter: I’m a graduate student here. My mom’s visiting me. We went to the Congo exhibit, went to the Scream person. Classical Italian drawings. I come here a few times whenever my parents come to visit. My mom’s an art historian, a professor of Art History. Mother: I teach at Goucher College and Patterson as Read more about 500 years of wishes that survived[…]

It meant something to me at the time

“Do you come here a lot?” Woman 1: Yes, depends what’s on. “Do you guys always come together?” Woman 2: No, very rarely. This is maybe one of the first times we have come together. We do other places together. “What do you both do?” Woman 2: I’m a retired graphic designer, now I work Read more about It meant something to me at the time[…]

I’m learning how to look at things differently.

“So, what brings you to the museum? Are you a student here?” Yeah, I’m in Intro Painting. We have to come look at paintings, make a quick sketch, and answer a bunch of questions about the paintings. “Why this painting?” Because there is a chair (laughter) … last week I had to sit on the Read more about I’m learning how to look at things differently.[…]

I saw it [as it was] in these pictures

“Have you looked at the new exhibit, The City Lost and Found?” Husband: Yeah – I grew up in New York, so during that time I saw it [as it was] in these pictures. “How was that?” Husband: They brought it back to a period where it wasn’t in its finest, is the main thing, Read more about I saw it [as it was] in these pictures[…]

I like the coffin. And the book of the dead.

Mom (to her children): Hold on, I’m doing an interview. I’m very popular. Boy: What? “Have you guys ever been here before? The museum?” Boy: No. “What’s your favorite part of the museum that you’ve seen so far?” Girl: The eggs. Boy: I like the coffin. Girl: And the book of the dead. “Are you Read more about I like the coffin. And the book of the dead.[…]

Things always seem new when you present them as a tour guide

“What brings you to the Art Museum today?” Well I am a student tour guide at the Art Museum, and so since I have a tour tomorrow, I thought I would brush up on stuff that I plan to talk to people about especially since there are objects that have been removed or moved around.  Read more about Things always seem new when you present them as a tour guide[…]

I was looking for something else, and it was different

“Do you have a favorite work or painting so far?” “I think it was a sculpture and it was a bunch of squares, or a stack, I don’t know…”  “Oh the metallic ones? Yeah, I love that one too.  In the contemporary gallery. What do you like about that sculpture?” “It just surprised me, I Read more about I was looking for something else, and it was different[…]

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