Category: Letter from the Art World

Letter from the Art World: Larry Wheeler

How to lead change: Larry’s Rules by Larry Wheeler photograph by Corey Lowenstein/News Observer Raleigh is a big-time city, funky and sophisticated. You can feel the creative energy pushing us forward and inviting more smart, cool people into our midst….

Loving artists

by Larry Wheeler I love artists, always have. It goes way back, long before I had the privilege of directing an art museum. Many of the artists were great characters whose voices resounded beyond the canvas, the Mauds and Claudes, for…

Due diligence

A curatorial team dives into an island’s influence on American Impressionist Childe Hassam by J. Michael Welton Childe Hassam was more than America’s foremost Impressionist painter. He was a global force, a peripatetic artist who wandered the world to paint Paris, New York,…

First love: Classic films

by Cameron Howard The red Netflix envelope arrived in my mailbox on Duke’s East Campus, and I opened it back in my dorm room, which still bore the signs of recent, frenzied moving-in. The DVD was The Happiest Millionaire, a 1967…

Book Excerpt: Drawing from practice

  by J. Michael Welton Chapter 13: Frank Harmon Expressing the Idea On a late spring morning in 2011, a motor coach jam-packed with North Carolina architects nosed into the parking lot at Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s Palladian retreat in…

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