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Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron: “Portrait of Kate Keown,” 1860s

In 1863, Julia Margaret Cameron, one of Victorian England’s most renowned women photographers, received her first camera at the age of 48. Given her age and gender and the time period she was living in, Cameron was not expected to contribute much to photography as an art form. However, her skill and persistence made her […]

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Performing the Book

Guest curator and Professor of Art Kitty Maryatt says of the exhibition, “Contemporary artists’ books on exhibit at the Williamson Gallery invite the viewer to react and decipher visual and textual cues on display. There are slyly straightforward, verbally rich tomes, architectural and archaeological constructions, books with painterly calligraphic gestures, alphabetic type explosions, and colorful […]

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When New Beginnings Come to the End

Not everyone gets to say that they had the perfect last day at a job, but I think that Rody and I have the privilege of being able to truly say that today was perfect.One of the reasons that this internship was such an incredible experience is that Mary takes us out on field trips […]

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Fare thee well ogre(s)…

It’s never easy to say good-bye…So I won’t. I just want to let you guys know that I’ll miss you. It has been a real pleasure working with all of you this summer and I hope to see you again during the year. Thank you guys for being so wacky, sweet, and honest for the […]

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The Writing Blues

Writing has always been something that I’ve done, ever since I was little.I remember writing stuff in elementary school. It was mostly fanciful, childish nonsense, but I remember writing it anyway. I grew up keeping an array of different journals and diaries and notebooks full with short stories, but I don’t really think that I’ve […]

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It’s been a while

Wow. It’s been a long time since any one of us actually looked at this and considered writing something.I only have 2 days left at this internship, and when I think about it, it makes me pretty sad. In many ways, I’m ready to stop working, start RA training and get ready for the semester […]

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An Earthquake and 108 Books with Holes in Their Centers

What does it take to drill a hole in the center of a book?Kirk, a drill press, 4 interns and an earthquake, apparently.Today was possibly the most memorable day of my entire time working at the gallery (well, it’s right up there with the day that I held the gallery’s Diane Arbus for the first […]

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Digitize This

What’s with all the digitization?Everything from newspapers to slides in the slide library to magazines to museums collections are being digitized, and it’s pretty unsettling- specially for all of us old fogeys who love everything in print and on paper. We were talking with Kirk the other day and he definitely wishes that everything wasn’t […]

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On Growing Old

I think it’s time I post something. Sim thought it was time a month ago. I haven’t written in large part because I haven’t known what to write about, haven’t felt inspired. But I think I’m ready. Sim, this one’s for you:This summer, and especially during the past couple of days, I’ve been thinking a […]

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The Widening Gap

A couple of months ago, I made the decision to declare two separate majors. It wasn’t really a hard decision to make; in fact, it seemed perfectly logical because I have loved both Art and History since sixth grade. To date, I’m really glad that I picked these majors, so let me just preface this […]

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