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Badly-Behaved Women of History

Cléo de Mérode: Dancer, Celebrity, and Courtesan

By On May 27, 2016

La Reine de la Belle Epoque The First Celebrities A few years back, I was researching fin-de-siècle art in the university’s archives, when I came upon something I had never before seen… Read More

Not All Artists Were Ninja Turtles

Not All Artists Were Ninja Turtles: Part 2 – Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun

By On May 13, 2016

The Marginalization of Vigée-Lebrun If you’ve ever taken an art history survey course in college, you probably learned the names of three female artists: Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Mary Cassatt, and Frida Kahlo.… Read More

Not All Artists Were Ninja Turtles

Not All Artists Were Ninja Turtles: Part 1 – Lavinia Fontana

By On March 25, 2016

The Prominent Career of Lavinia Fontana Welcome back from spring break! I spent my break on an art vacation in Rome. (This sounds much more glamorous than my life usually is. I… Read More

Personal Posts

My Neighborhood is an Art Gallery

By On February 24, 2016

My neighborhood is a bad neighborhood. Well, that’s what people tell me. I get it. I know what they’re seeing. The problem isn’t what they are seeing. It’s what they don’t see.… Read More

Geek Wear & Gear

My Nerdy Valentine – 50 Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Nerd

By On February 4, 2016

Better Than Roses I’ve assembled a list of 50 nerdy Valentine’s day gift ideas. Each item is a spin on a traditional Valentine’s Day gift of: chocolate/candy wine heart-themed things those Hallmark… Read More