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Revisiting the Thing in the Window
I shared my frustration at not being able to identify the curiously shaped “thing in the window.” A number of readers offered suggestions. I side with those who think it was a plant, perhaps a potted something-or-other that has bent toward the sunlight streaming in the window. But what kind of potted plant?
Contemporary Art in North Carolina
Start here at the NCMA, of course, but then explore Durham, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem for some of the best contemporary art in America…
The Valentiner Files: Art and Nature
A man of many lives, NCMA founding director William R. Valentiner wrote about art as both a scholar and a poet.
The World’s Most Expensive Book
Sothebyâ€™s recently auctioned a complete set of Audubonâ€™s original Birds of America for eight figures. North Carolina got a much better deal…
A Blissful Disregard of Drama
American sculptor Paul Manship specialized in subjects inspired by classical mythology, which he treated in a sleek, graceful style…
The Contemporary Art Whirl
Our curator of contemporary art is always looking for potential acquisitions for the permanent collection and ideas for exhibitions…
Rockwell Flirts with Art History
Norman Rockwell knew his art history. His paintings are a virtual candy store of references to the Old (and New) Masters.
Night Flight of Dread and Delight. Homage to the Square. A Peasant Spreading Manure. Who comes up with the titles for visual art?