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This is the grave of Jervis McEntee. Born in 1828 in Rondout, New York, McEntee received the modern equivalent of a high school education at the Clinton Liberal Institute in Clinton, New York, finishing there in 1846. He became interested in painting, especially the landscapes of a transforming New York that became known as the […]
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Art in the New Gilded Age

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On May 16, 2018
In the Gilded Age, nearly everything was considered a private good to be horded by the rich in their ridiculous mansions. After the Gilded Age, the rise of the idea of the public good meant, among many other things, a lot of public art. Now in the New Gilded Age, we are seeing those public […]
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This is the grave of LeRoy Neiman. Born in 1921 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Neiman had a rough upbringing. His father walked out when he was young. His mother married and divorced and then married again. He joined the Army in World War II. Already a talented artist, when he returned, he attended the St. […]

A People’s Museum

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On March 8, 2016

Museums are inherently elite spaces. This is not a good thing. They usually cost money to enter. They may not actually require specific knowledge to enjoy them, but like drinking wine, one is expected

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