Category Archives: Art

If Only She Could Talk About Her Days In Venice, Her Trip Across The Alps And Her Stay In Russia

At Columbus School for Girls, students learn wearing a neat seasonal uniform of Campbell or Black Watch plaid skirts, white blouse, sweater and loafers. To keep things unobtrusive and non-distracting, school policy limits accessories to basic pieces like a watch, … Continue reading

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A Conventionalized Magnolia In The Westcott House: Contentment Itself!

Two major developments have occurred at the Westcott House — Springfield, Ohio’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home — in the six years since my last visit. One, you can now take non-flash photographs inside. Two, a splendid collection of Arts and … Continue reading

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Apple Orchard, Samuel Yellin Ironwork, Pewabic Tile, Breakfast Room Planting, English Garden: Check!

The Columbus Museum of Art membership card that recently found a home in my wallet has become as vital as its neighboring driver’s license and credit card. Affording reciprocal membership privileges to more than 1,000 museums in North America, it … Continue reading

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“I Like To Have My Pictures Looked At And Enjoyed.”

In 1965, my mother went to Hamilton, Ohio to get to know a man who had a crew cut and horn-rimmed glasses. He wasn’t the best speller, but he made the most of his talents for drawing and storytelling. She … Continue reading

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Horrifying Or Heavenly?

How does a seven-year-old express reverence, devotion and respect for her Church on the day of her First Holy Communion? In my case, by wearing the same white organdy dress my mother had worn as a first communicant 30 years … Continue reading

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“Crowded” Doesn’t Begin To Describe This 15-Hour New York City Day

Did you notice? Last December, there were no descriptions of the holiday window decorations at Tiffany’s and Bergdorf Goodman. No tales of commuter train travels to farther-afield destinations with Presidential connections. No accounts of must-see museum exhibitions. No mouth-watering descriptions … Continue reading

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“Fun Can Be Found Almost Everywhere” At Alden B. Dow’s Home and Studio

Most people who make the trek to the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods come to admire the world’s second tallest crucifix. I, however, was on a quest to see the church that architect Alden B. Dow (1904-1983) … Continue reading

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