My super supervisor, Assistant Curator of Arms & Armor Dirk Breiding, will be leading a show and tell (live anvil action, anyone?) on Saturday January 21 at the Met Museum. He's a great speaker, and it's a perfect family program/visit to the museum for the weekend for any kid (young or old) who is fascinated by all things battle-oriented. I'm bringing my mum! More details here.
Just got accepted to a conference in February in Los Angeles at USC to present a paper on phenomenology, chess and the berserker. Exciting! These little guys are currently on display at the Cloisters, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York - on loan from the British Museum, which is where I fell in love with them first. If you get a chance this holiday season, head up to the Cloisters, or check out the awesome Game of Kings blog at the Met.
My dear friend Alyson Fox has made a very beautiful book of her photos. Through a series of chance encounters and word of mouth she visited, spoke with and photographed more than 100 women, most of whom had never before had their portrait taken. The only thread that tied them together was their willingness to wear a single shade of red lipstick. See more here.
New post up for Art 21 on my summer internship experiences at the Gugg and the Met. See it here. If you haven't checked out the Met's "Connections" feature yet, you really should. Curators, educators, conservationists, interns, security guards and other Met Museum staff talk about their favorite works from the museum. What better place to start than with Hermes Knauer, the Armorer at the Met and one of the people I'm lucky enough to intern for this summer.