Artistic Adventures With Meryl Ann Butler

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Angelica Kauffman at the RISD Art Museum

Angelica Kauffman at the RISD Art Museum

I visited the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art with my friend Joy in search of another Mary Cassatt painting, which was also not on view, as happened in a few previous museums on this trip... However, I was thrilled to find a painting by Angelica Kauffmann...

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Watercolors of Egypt – Worcester Museum of Art, MA

Watercolors of Egypt – Worcester Museum of Art, MA

Howard Carter (British, 1874-1939) was an artist who trained with his father as a young boy, however he is primarily known for discovering King Tut's tomb. On his various trips to Egypt he created many watercolors documenting the antiquities. I was happy to see  some...

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Making Mandalas with Mimi and Myla

Making Mandalas with Mimi and Myla

Even though I'm traveling, my 10-year-old granddaughter and I still had our regular weekly Zoom art lesson - one of the lovely aspects of technology! Lately we have been learning blending techniques with colored pencils, but Myla and I have also enjoyed exploring...

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Healing Art: Immersive Sound Vibration

Healing Art: Immersive Sound Vibration

At the end of my long drive from NY through CT and RI to MA,  I was rewarded with a healing sound bath! Gong baths are a type of inactive meditation, where you “bathe” in the healing power of sound, leaving you feeling refreshed.  The vibrations of gongs can relieve...

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Mary Cassatt, Finally, on my Third Try!

Mary Cassatt, Finally, on my Third Try!

One of the reasons I had planned visits to the New Britain Museum of American Art and the Wadsworth Atheneum (both in CT) was to see their works by Mary Cassatt, which I had been eager to see for many years...but neither museum had her work currently on display!...

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Young Revolutionary War Heroine Honored in Bronze

Young Revolutionary War Heroine Honored in Bronze

I enjoyed a quick visit today to one of my favorite statues, Sybil Ludington, in Carmel, NY alongside Lake Gleneida. The creatrix, Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973), was among the foremost women sculptors in the United States to have undertaken significant,...

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Magical Moments: Lisa and the Labyrinth

Magical Moments: Lisa and the Labyrinth

Some days there is so much magic that it requires two blog posts! Yesterday, after my museum visit I got to meet my friend Lisa at her fabulous dance studio - she and I met online when we attended Americans for the Arts Action Fund Executive Director, Nina Tunceli's,...

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Wadsworth Atheneum: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Wadsworth Atheneum: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

  I visited the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art today (Hartford, CT; founded 1842)  -- it has a great collection of paintings from the Hudson River School which I will share in upcoming posts. It also has a lovely painting by Mary Cassatt which I have been...

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New Britain Museum: American Impressionist, Martha Walter

New Britain Museum: American Impressionist, Martha Walter

Here’s a stunning double portrait  which I viewed at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT, today. “Immigrant from Checo Slovacia” [sic], ca. 1921-22, is by American Impressionist,  Martha Walter (1875-1976),  (Oil on board.) Martha is known for...

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