My last Slow Museums post was in December 2019, which means I haven’t been to a museum in over a year.Continue reading “Slow Museums: January 21, 2021 – Firenze – Gallerie degli Uffizi”
And after everything, they decided not to build the parking garage at all.Continue reading “Vita longa, ars brevis”
My friend Jane Acri in Columbus, Ohio, alerted me earlier this year to the wonderful fact that Aminah Robinson’s former home in Columbus would be preserved for use as an artist residency space for African American artists, thanks to the good work of the Columbus Foundation, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Now, the renovation is finished and the house is ready for its first resident, artist Johnathan Payne.Continue reading “Aminah Robinson Artist Residency”
I needed to carry some documents to Florence on Thursday – it was the first time I had been on a train since the beginning of March, before the lockdown.Continue reading “Saluti da Firenze”
On our way home after an ill-advised social engagement (who knew the virus would last so long, when we RSVPed earlier this year?) we stopped to do penance at one of the oldest Romanesque churches in all of the Aretine province.Continue reading “l’abbazia di Farneta”
When the first major lockdown in Italy began to move into a gradual phased reopening, we made a hesitant excursion out of Cortona, to the nearby Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore in the Crete Senesi.
Another update from Cortona under quarantine, late April – mid May.Continue reading “Saluti da Cortona, part II”
We’ve received dozens of messages from our friends and the UGA Cortona family, urgently asking for news about how this much-beloved city is faring in the time of the Coronavirus.Continue reading “Saluti da Cortona”