Fragility and strength: the beauty of glass art

April 18, 2024
Welcome to the Corning Museum of glass, about an hour and three-quarters from my hometown of Rochester, NY. It's huge---so huge! Fascinating--historically and...

Native American stereotypes in ceramic boomboxes?

January 20, 2014
Writers, artists and other creatives seek unique ways of expressing themselves. There's only one Hunter S. Thompson, for example. Only one Shakespeare. Probably.  Only...

Punk: Chaos to Couture

July 3, 2013
There are few things I like better than a good historical costume exhibition. Saw a great fashion exhibit in London. It reminded me of something I saw in NYC in May...

London Dispatch: More treasures from the V&A

June 10, 2013
The sign said this is a portable harpsichord. My husband narrowed his eyes. "Portable has a different meaning when you have 250 servants," he observed.  True, dat. As...

London Dispatch: Fashion through the ages at the V&A

June 7, 2013
Fashion, especially women's fashion, can instantly bring me back in time to scenes I remember from historical books or movies. Maybe it's Gone with the Wind. Or Jane...

London Dispatch: Sun’s shining, did we land in the wr...

June 6, 2013
Well, of course, you're probably wondering why I'm starting my post off with a photograph of the purser in the aisle of our United 777 aircraft. That's because, as we...

The toilet at CBGB in NYC

June 5, 2013
This seems to be my season to encounter toilet scenes. What I love about this toilet I saw  at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art is just that: it's part of a...

A work of art. Or a piece of work. Unsure which.

April 9, 2012
There are some museum exhibitions most straight guys just don't want to see and in recognition of this, I made plans to see a couple of more girly offerings with a...

Walk down Memory Lane at the Computer History Museum

June 21, 2011
For decades, most of us "elders" have come along with the tech revolution every step of the way. Remember when 200 megabytes was a huge amount of storage? Those huge CPU...

The Computer History Museum: fantastic collection

February 20, 2011
I live in a place where slide rule tie clasps are consideredworthy museum pieces.I admit it.And maybe I'm just a little bit proud of it.Because Silicon Valley has...

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