Griffith Park in Los Angeles has been home to The Autry since it first opened in 1988. The Autry houses a collection that showcases the art, history, and cultures of those who have lived in the American West. Their mission statement is more so reflected in their displays than most museums today: The Autry brings together … More The Autry National Center of the American West
I keep hearing rumors that Dundee has passed up Aberdeen culturally. The museums are better, the city center is prettier, and the funding for the arts is growing. Having considered myself an Aberdonian for the past five years, I was skeptical. I had no idea how impressive the Dundee collection was until I visited the … More The MacManus
I read an article last week about a wall. Archaeologists discovered the earliest known stonewall built in Poland, constructed between 1750 and 1690 BCE on Zyndram Hill. Built by new settlers to the area, the wall and the complex it protected were an architectural feat more similar to that of the Bronze Age Mediterranean rather … More Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
To the surprise of many, until recently I still had not visited the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. I have walked past it, noted it, and always without fail told myself “next time I am in town I really should stop in.” Well I finally did so last week and coerced a friend to come … More Scottish National Gallery
Hello everyone! This is just a bit of a life update. Apologies for not posting sooner, but I am writing from a train in Northern Scotland, traveling to visit a friend. I was back in Scotland for a week to submit my MLitt dissertation, and have had to make a few difficult decisions. I have decided … More Is my Mug Collection Really that Important?