Camp: Notes on Fashion Gallery Views | Met Fashion

Andrew Bolton: The exhibition is called Camp: Notes on Fashion, and it’s inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on Camp” that, in a way, outlined the elements or characteristics of camp: irony, humor, parody, theatricalization, excess, extravagance, exaggeration. The first half of the exhibition does trace the origins of camp. The introduction is a […]

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The weird chemistry threatening priceless paintings — Speaking of Chemistry

When art conservator Petria Noble was preparing to clean a nearly 400-year-old Rembrandt, she noticed its surface was riddled with microscopic pockmarks. And Petria is not alone. Other conservators have reported the strange phenomenon on thousands of other oil paintings. In addition to threatening the splendor of these priceless pieces of art, the blemishes are […]

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From Concrete to Abstract—The Montessori Math Approach

>>Teacher: Well, the thousands cube represents our thousands place. So let’s put that right here.>>Amanda: The Montessori Math approach works, because it really helps the kids on each level that they’re on. There is a material made for kids who can’t even count yet, kids who can’t recognize numbers, and then also for kids who […]

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Larry F. Norman, Classicisms: Varieties of an Aesthetic Experience

– Good morning. (audience applauds) I’m Anne Walters Robertson, Dean of the Division of the Humanities, and I’m very pleased to welcome you all to Humanities Day and to this year’s keynote address. Today’s event marks the 38th year that we’ve gathered on a Saturday to celebrate humanistic ideas and research. Humanities Day began in […]

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TWL #4: Which Way Should Toilet Paper Face?

So, there’s this fantastic Wikipedia list descriptively titled Wikipedia:Unusual Articles. I just remember it as “That Wikipedia List.” It’s a collection of hundreds of articles about unusual, unexpected, and unbelievable subjects. No matter what link you click, it’s bound to be interesting. For that reason, every week I’m going to click on a new link […]

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