Harvard Museum Musts

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-12-20T09:52:56-05:00December 20th, 2018|

Ever since I moved to Cambridge, I’ve been astonished by the amount of fun things available around me. One of the many things to do is to visit the Harvard Museums, but these museums are so varied that deciding which to visit can be overwhelming. Here are a few of my favorite options. The Fogg Art Museum has art ranging from the sixth [...]

Art in Fresh Air

By Alison Bellarosa|2018-11-08T09:59:26-05:00September 11th, 2018|

I recently went to Storm King Art Center an open-air museum in New York that boasts 500 acres and contains one of the most impressive sculpture collections in the country. Located in the Hudson Valley, this museum aims to bring modern sculpture art to the people of New York while preserving the natural landscape. Some standout pieces during my visit included a sailboat [...]

Create Your Own Winter Wonderland

By Lori Becker|2018-11-02T15:19:43-04:00December 12th, 2017|

The season is changing, and as the winter chill arrives—especially here in New England—what better way to enjoy it than to stay indoors and get crafty. Let’s bring winter inside our homes with these fun DIY ideas! A new take on classic snow globes are DIY waterless Items needed include glass jars, or clear plastic ornaments, artificial snow or glitter, small decorations such as [...]

dOGUMENTA: an Art Exhibit for Dogs!

By Bridget Marturano|2018-11-02T15:17:00-04:00November 16th, 2017|

This past August, an art exhibit took place in New York City. This doesn’t seem too unusual, considering that NYC is a great place for art. What made this exhibit so special was that it wasn’t for humans—it was for dogs. This unique idea formed when art critic and dog owner Jessica Dawson took her dog, Rocky, for walks through art galleries. Dawson believed [...]

Must-See Mini Monuments

By Rachel Matthews|2018-11-02T15:03:52-04:00September 26th, 2017|

Some landmarks are designed to stand out: DC’s Washington Monument, London’s Big Ben, Russia’s the Motherland Calls (a sword-wielding stone woman who reaches nearly 300 feet!). But other marvels are easy to miss if you aren’t looking for them. In contrast to its towering warrior, Russia houses the smallest public monument in the world. The tiny frog statue, named the Frog Traveler, sits [...]

Dogs “Speak” in Comic Sans

By Karla Accorto|2018-11-02T14:57:02-04:00August 24th, 2017|

Startup Stock Photos Ever since I was a child, I have loved the Comic Sans font because of how much it resembled my own handwriting, even as my handwriting developed into a more adult-like form. But how did this childlike, whimsical font come into play? Initially, Comic Sans was created for a digital dog named Rover. While testing a beta version [...]

Fond of Fonts? Try #FontSunday, the Typeface Treasure Hunt!

By Sarah Terrazano|2019-03-21T15:28:07-04:00July 11th, 2017|

As a college student, I’ve been programmed to type in Times New Roman—the font most often required for school assignments. But as the Font Sunday movement shows, I’ve been missing out on a whole wide world of fonts. Font Sunday is a weekly font-spotting Twitter project spearheaded by the Design Museum in London. Every Saturday, the Design Museum tweets out a font theme. Followers [...]

2017’s Marvelous Museums: Writers, Revolutions and Revamped Art

By Marianna Sorensen|2018-11-02T14:16:00-04:00June 6th, 2017|

Who hasn’t been back to the same museums innumerable times? Museums are great sources of information, with not only incredible research behind everything they share, but also interactive and engaging methods of informing visitors. You can learn everything you want to know in a totally different way than reading about it. 2017 is going to welcome several new museums across the country—three of [...]

Maps as Art: Collages, Clothing and Culture

By Samantha Perry|2018-11-02T14:09:57-04:00May 23rd, 2017|

A lot of my early memories seem to take place in the car with me sitting in the backseat with my siblings. We always had a stack of maps with us in the car, usually tucked into the pockets behind the seats or on the floor beneath our feet. During family trips, I loved looking through the maps and tracing my fingers along [...]

Motion Paintings: New Movie Brings Van Gogh’s Masterpieces to Life

By Tess Renault|2018-11-02T14:06:27-04:00May 11th, 2017|

A few summers ago, I found myself exploring the streets of Kraków with some classmates. We had just arrived in Poland after a train experience we were eager to forget and had one thing on our minds: pierogi. We eventually stopped at Pierożki u Vincenta, a hole-in-the-wall café near our hotel. The pierogi didn’t disappoint, but the atmosphere is what I remember most. Living [...]

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