I don’t need to tell you that 2022 has been a challenging year. If you are like me and need an occasional break from the chaos of everyday life, even for a moment, here’s my recommendation… Make your way to the Rollins Museum of Art in Winter Park, FL and seek out the art installation […]Read more "“Barbara Sorensen: Billows” at the RMA"
If history is the record of the shared human experience, then art history is the visual record of that shared human experience. This is something I firmly believe and it is a principle that I try to instill in those who participate in my classes or attend my lectures. Of course, I have to admit […]Read more "“In Between: Painting the Post Immigrant Experience” at the Maitland Art Center"
One of the things I love about The Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, FL is the eclectic nature of its exhibitions. While not an exceptionally large art institution, the curators make the most out of every space, offering a variety of artworks to view and discuss across a wide range of topics and mediums. […]Read more "“BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art” at The Appleton"
The Rollins Museum of Art in Winter Park, FL is hosting a massive art exhibition that acts as an introductory course in non-Western art of the late 20th century. Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish & Indian Art, 1960s – 1970’s is an enormous show with so much educational information provided that it may require repeat visits. What […]Read more "“Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish & Indian Art, 1960s-1970s” at the RMA"
As you may recall from previous posts on this blog… I LOVE HALLOWEEN! I love decorating and dressing up and giving out candy – all of it! Here’s an interesting fact… when art historians love Halloween, they tend to do things a little differently. Case in point, this year I decided I would bring a […]Read more "Halloween 2022"
Exciting news for those who love art, cinema and biographies as the life of artist Hilma af Klint comes to the big screen! While there is currently no release date for the film in the U.S., those in the U.K. can watch the film when it’s released on October 28th. Written and directed by Lasse […]Read more "“Hilma”"
One of my favorite places to view the work of local Central Florida artists is the Healthy West Orange Arts & Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland, FL. If you’ve been following this blog for any amount of time, then you already know that I have raved about the building’s large windows that allow […]Read more "“La Florida” at the Arts & Heritage Center"
The topic of museum acquisitions was discussed recently on an episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and while it may sound like a boring and trivial issue, in recent years it has become more important than ever to address the matter head-on and make it right. The art world is a complicated and […]Read more "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – “Museums”"
I am so pleased to share that I have returned to in-person classes and lecturing! My last lecture with a large group of people took place in February 2020, just before the pandemic lockdown. Since then, I have had to rely on Zoom, The Wandering Art Historian blog and my YouTube channel to continue my […]Read more "Hauntingly Good Art"
All good things must come to an end and sadly, it is time to announce the end of The Wandering Art Historian book club. Our final book – Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland – will be discussed on Sunday, October 30th at 2:00pm via Zoom. The end of The Wandering Art Historian […]Read more "The Wandering Art Historian Book Club Comes to an End"