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Apothecary Shop

Apothecary Shop

Oct 5
Ancient Bison
Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake City

Ancient Bison

Natural History Museum of Utah

Salt Lake City

Totem at the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology @ Harvard

Totem at the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology @ Harvard

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA
And since I missed yesterday, here is a FCD twofer!

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA

And since I missed yesterday, here is a FCD twofer!

Apr 9
Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845, Ferdinand Pettrich, Marble, Replica of 1836 Original, Smithsonian American Art Museum
I think my favorite thing about this bust is that the sculptor decided to carve Jackson au naturale. I feel that stripping him of his clothes also strips away his dignity, which is a fitting tribute to the man who initiated the Trail of Tears. The label makes no mention of his Indian policies besides calling him an “Indian fighter and hero of the Battle of New Orleans,” an oversight that will be corrected when I come to power (“Hey kids: laugh at the naked genocidal maniac!”). 

Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845, Ferdinand Pettrich, Marble, Replica of 1836 Original, Smithsonian American Art Museum

I think my favorite thing about this bust is that the sculptor decided to carve Jackson au naturale. I feel that stripping him of his clothes also strips away his dignity, which is a fitting tribute to the man who initiated the Trail of Tears. The label makes no mention of his Indian policies besides calling him an “Indian fighter and hero of the Battle of New Orleans,” an oversight that will be corrected when I come to power (“Hey kids: laugh at the naked genocidal maniac!”). 

The Castle
Taken today on my way to see the most excellent Hokusai exhibition at the Sackler Gallery.

The Castle

Taken today on my way to see the most excellent Hokusai exhibition at the Sackler Gallery.

Koto Performers at the NGA

I usually don’t rave about press events, but this one was spectacular.

Koto Performers at the NGA

I usually don’t rave about press events, but this one was spectacular.

Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day at the Building Museum

Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day at the Building Museum

Renewal and Rebirth in Marble and Petal, East Building, National Gallery of Art
Man, yesterday was a gorgeous day!

Renewal and Rebirth in Marble and Petal, East Building, National Gallery of Art

Man, yesterday was a gorgeous day!

The Stuff of Nightmares
This haunting figure is in the World War I gallery at the National Museum of the United States Marine Corps, in Quantico, VA.

The Stuff of Nightmares

This haunting figure is in the World War I gallery at the National Museum of the United States Marine Corps, in Quantico, VA.

Megan at the National Gallery of Art
Oy…second flu bug this week! I have literally spent the last 48 hours in bed and missed a daily post for the second time. Unfortunately I hadn’t run into Marilyn again and hadn’t met Zerah yet, so I’m blaming this on on the kids. Or Megan.

Megan at the National Gallery of Art

Oy…second flu bug this week! I have literally spent the last 48 hours in bed and missed a daily post for the second time. Unfortunately I hadn’t run into Marilyn again and hadn’t met Zerah yet, so I’m blaming this on on the kids. Or Megan.

Temple of Dendur, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Temple of Dendur, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Feb 4
Stupendous Badasses of the Middle Ages, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Stupendous Badasses of the Middle Ages, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Taken at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2009.  

Taken at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2009.  

Official with Pleated Costume, Date: 30 B.C.–A.D. 14, Metropolitan Museum of Art
This look is the exact same look I get when I whip out a camera and start pointing it at people. You know you’ve been shooting a lot when you get the same look from inanimate objects.

Official with Pleated Costume, Date: 30 B.C.–A.D. 14, Metropolitan Museum of Art

This look is the exact same look I get when I whip out a camera and start pointing it at people. You know you’ve been shooting a lot when you get the same look from inanimate objects.