Marlena Donohue reviews Habsburg Exhibition: Empire of Style

EMPIRE OF STYLE is a new show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, culled from Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum, brings together 100 treasures from the coffers of the imperial House of Habsburg — Titians and Tintorettos, arms and armaments among [more]

Collaborating with Gary Geraths…again.

The very first studio faculty instructor I met twenty years ago when I came to Otis was Gary Geraths.  He taught Life Drawing right down the hall from my  Art History classroom and welcomed me into his classroom, always had a ready joke, and made me [more]

Art History Unstuffed. Book Review. “Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scent in the 1960s”

Art History Unstuffed. Book Review “Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scent in the 1960s (2011)” posted on August 2, 2014 This entertaining book by Hunter Drohojowska-Philip was published in 2011. To those who already know the art scene in [more]

Art History Unstuffed. “Jacques Derrida and the Center”

 Art History Unstuffed “Jacques Derrida and the Center” posted on August 1, 2014 In 1967 Jacques Derrida wrote “Force and Signification,” in which he discussed the role of the “center” in organizing philosophical thought. In critiquing [more]

Art History Unstuffed. “Jacques Derrida and ‘Différance’”

Art History Unstuffed  “Jacques Derrida and ‘Différance’” posted on July 25, 2014.  Just as Derrida was concerned with the emphasis on “logos” or the spoken word, requiring the presence of a speaker, he was concerned about the presumed primacy of [more]

Art History Unstuffed. “Jacques Derrida and Logos”

Art History Unstuffed “Jacques Derrida and Logos” posted on July 18, 2014  Within a few years of his challenge to Claude-Lévi Strauss, Jacques Derrida published his seminal series of books in which he broadened his Deconstruction of Enlightenment [more]

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