And so it begins…

As summer (sadly) comes to a close, I’m excited to begin a year full of truly great opportunities for the art enthusiasts of Cville.  Along with the bulletin below, I also wanted to highlight one link that has been added to the blog.  Professor Marlatt recommends that we check out The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, VA.  This museum is home to many of the artifacts that were originally in Brooks Hall, and is a useful resource for those of us doing research.

Arts in Action: this year’s lectures and exhibitions (PDF of the poster below)

Here We Go

Hi to All you Mastadonners-

It’s still August, but I’ve been thinking and reading up about our upcoming project.

Two books I would recommend (IE. just shy of require) that look at questions of truth and authority regarding the institution of a Natural History Museum are:

“Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Techno logy” by Laurence Weschler

amazon link:http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Wilsons-Cabinet-Wonder-Jurassic/dp/0679764895

Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Techno logy

and A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson ONLY pages 79-96, a chapter called “ScienceRed in Tooth and Claw

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I’m also currently assembling a slide lecture about art in cardboard and installations in general.

Looking forward to getting started in September.

Best, Tom