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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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Antiquities

A few days ago, we were discussing the current controversies regarding antiquities and their repatriation, such as the case between the Getty and Italy regarding items in the Getty’s collection that apparently did not rightfully belong to them. We also discussed an article about Thai antiquities from the ancient Ban Chiang culture that were discovered […]

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Free Throwing

At about 3 o’clock today, all of us stopped working-for me, this meant putting down my research on Anne Brigman, the Pictorialist photographer- and we went over to the Ceramics studio.Since Patricia, Zoe and Mary had already thrown in the studio when Rody and I were on our field trips, they went in to trim […]

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Getty Field Trips

Yesterday Rody and I went on our field trips with our discussion groups.I’m in Amada Cruz’s discussion group, so I went to the Japanese American National Museum to see the Ikebana and Contemporary Art show and then went over to the Pasadena Museum of California Art in (you guessed it!) Pasadena to see Kori Newkirk’s […]

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Samella Lewis

Samella Lewis: “I See You,” 2005

The face in I See You is backed by solid black and defined in white. If one observes the image from a short distance, a stark black/white dichotomy is evident (look, for example, at the whites of the figure’s eyes), but when one looks from farther away, the lines blur, and the face appears to […]

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Picture!

Hi everyone! Mary thought it would be nice if we had a photo of all of us up here, so here it is:From left to right: Rody Lopez (Getty intern, Pomona ’09), Zoe Larkins (Wilson intern, Scripps ’09), Simrat Dugal (Getty intern, Scripps ’10), Patricia Yu (Getty intern, Pomona ’09)

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Who Says That Art Critics Are Intimidating?

On Thursday, July 3rd, Mary had two really well known art writers come into the office to meet with the 4 of us- Peter Plagens, an artist and the former art writer for Newsweek, and Laurie Fendrich, also an artist and a professor at Hofstra university.We talked with them for about 2 hours (our meeting […]

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Contemporary Art

So, on Monday, June 30, our supervisor took the four of us on a little field trip to the LA Times to meet an art writer, Suzanne Muchnic, and then we walked over to MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) to meet with the director of their education department, Suzanne Isken.I am not particularly fond of […]

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