Category: Letter from the Art World

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…

Art in the margins

text and illustrations by Andrew Silton My path to drawing and watercolor flows from an unusual source: my business notebooks. Three years ago when I retired, I decided it might be a good idea to throw out 20 years’ worth of…

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