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To Do: Throwback Game Night at the Peabody Essex

To Do: Throwback Game Night at the Peabody Essex

junkyardarts August 14, 2014 0

Looking to get weird on a giant Twister mat in a public space with a bunch of strangers who are also artistically inclined? Well the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has the night for you!

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Inspiration Nation: Gilded Age

Inspiration Nation: Gilded Age

junkyardarts July 31, 2014 0

Age ain’t nothin’ but a number. Wrinkles on the other hand do their darndest to plaster that number all over our faces, hands, just about everywhere.  But why the shame in showing our age?

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The Blurred Lines Between Scientific Illustrations & Art

The Blurred Lines Between Scientific Illustrations & Art

junkyardarts June 19, 2014 0

True story: I had to have plastic surgery on my ears and during the process I asked my surgeon what her passion was (besides chopping up the human body) and she said “art”.  It

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Last Minute Plans: Artist Book Signing

Last Minute Plans: Artist Book Signing

junkyardarts June 12, 2014 0

The wonderful thing about poetry is that despite the original intent, a reader often finds their own meaning in it. Love poems are particularly vulnerable to varied interpretations, changing meaning depending on the reader’s

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Antique Shop Painting Turns Out To Be Early Dali

Antique Shop Painting Turns Out To Be Early Dali

junkyardarts June 2, 2014 0

Mark this under “Why It Pays To Know Your Art”: Tomeu L’Amo, a painter and an art historian, found a lovely work of surrealist art in a store in Northern Spain in the late 1980′s.

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Katy Perry On View At National Portrait Gallery. Seriously.

Katy Perry On View At National Portrait Gallery. Seriously.

junkyardarts May 29, 2014 0

Cupcake Katy, an oil-on-linen work by New York based artist Will Cotton, will go up in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington this summer.  As part of a rotating display of acquisitions, Cupcake Katy

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Norman Rockwell’s Red Sox Painting Sells for $22.6m

Norman Rockwell’s Red Sox Painting Sells for $22.6m

junkyardarts May 26, 2014 0

A Norman Rockwell painting depicting Red Sox players in a locker room sold for $22.6 million at a Christie’s auction on Thursday. The final bid was actually on the low-end of estimates  that ranged

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So…What’s The Difference Between Art & Craft?

So…What’s The Difference Between Art & Craft?

junkyardarts April 10, 2014 0

What makes art fine? What makes craft…not? It could be a matter of opinion, could be a matter of timing, could be a matter of location.  Here’s a great little video from TEDEd that

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Antiques Roadshow: Spring Cleaning’s Motivational Speaker

Antiques Roadshow: Spring Cleaning’s Motivational Speaker

junkyardarts March 28, 2014 0

Antiques Roadshow is a time-suck for just about everyone, not just art aficionados, because it taps into our desire to be worth something, ultimately. By virtue of being associated with the items, we in

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Last Minute Plans: Peabody Essex Parisian Party (Bonus: Birds on Guitars)

Last Minute Plans: Peabody Essex Parisian Party (Bonus: Birds on Guitars)

junkyardarts January 16, 2014 0

It’s the third Thursday of the month (Jan 16), and that means it’s the first PEM/PM party of 2014 and it is a feast for the senses. There’s the Impressionists on the Water exhibition,

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