Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blog news - but not about this one

Apparently I missed this, but the Columbia Museum of Art has a blog. A new posting just went up on it about an upcoming concert at the museum. You can also read curator Todd Herman's piece about the museum's collection re-installation and public program manger tour of her recent art trip to new work. But that's it for now.
One thing I really like about the blog is that they write even longer than I do.
You can find it at

For more on the re-installation - which is unveiled Saturday, July 18 at 10 a.m. check the Weekend's On posting below or, if you want more, head to the website of Columbia' alt-weekly Free Times.

Anna Hyatt Huntington created that huge sculpture of the man on the horse across from the University of South Carolina Horseshoe and you can find other work by the early 20th century sculptor around the state - especially at Brookgreen Gardens on the South Carolina coast.
Huntington and her husband Archer Huntington created the gardens and built a home - Atalaya - just behind the dunes in what is not Huntington Beach State Park.
Archer Huntington had another great project (as did many of the tycoons or sons of tycoons of the era) - the Hispanic Society of America in New York. The museum not one that's on the usual rounds - its north of Harlem and I've only visited it, and it's great Spanish art (Francisco de Goya, El Greco, and Diego Velasquez) and down at the heels demeanor - once.
Former Columbia resident Teri Tynes takes a look around in her blog Walking Off The Big Apple.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks. I really enjoyed my visit to the Hispanic Society of America and recommend it to any of your readers who may come to NYC. It's easy to visit with a nearby subway stop, and sometimes it's a good break from the big museums to spend time with a focused art collection like this one.


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