Around the middle of the 20th century, the area east of Third Avenue between Houston and 14th Streets in New York City began a transformation from what it had long been — a working-class immigrant neighborhood — to a unique, exhilarating, and sometimes dangerous one teeming with artists, oddballs, provocateurs, and future icons. [Read more…] about Artists, Oddballs & Provocateurs: The East Village Since 1950
Out The Window
Looking out the window, seeing life passing by,
Recalling different moments, different times,
Trying to remember those not here anymore,
Pale phantoms quickly darting ‘cross my mind. [Read more…] about Poetry: Out The Window
During the 1920s, the Netherlands excelled in dullness, it is said. But Kees Wouters shows how the cobwebs of pillarized society were blown away by a new musical wind from the West: Jazz! Exalted by many, vilified by others, Dutch musicians playing American jazz conquered music halls and radio waves alike and even made the Dutch dance.
According to Dutch historian Hermann von der Dunk, writing in the early 1980s, life in the Netherlands after World War I was as exciting as in a girls’ boarding school. Nothing much happened. Despite the presence of about a million destitute Belgian refugees, the horrors of the war had largely passed the Netherlands by. [Read more…] about American Culture and 1920s Netherlands
On Saturday, October 7 in the Cayuga Museum of History and Art’s Carriage House Theater in Auburn, NY, visitors can explore the past, present, and future of garment production through the voices of journalists, curators, and industry experts at a Fashion History & Sustainability Symposium. [Read more…] about Fashion History & Sustainability Symposium Planned for October 7th
For girls growing up in 18th and 19th century, school was more than a place to learn the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic. Needlework, plain and fancy, was an essential element of the curriculum and all girls embroidered at least one sampler as part of their education – many embroidered two or more. [Read more…] about The Sampler Initiative: Uncovering A Rich Heritage
As federal student loan borrowers are set to resume payments this coming October after a three and a half year-long pause, this may cause confusion about the repayment process and make borrowers vulnerable to potential scams. [Read more…] about Tips for Those Indebted to Student Loans to Avoid Scams
The Nulhegan Band of Coosuk, Abenaki Nation and Common Roots are hosting a celebration of the harvest of indigenous seeds at the Abenaki Land Link Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 23 in South Burlington, Vermont.
At this family-friendly event, visitors can learn more about Abenaki food culture with performances, demonstrations, food tasting, storytelling and more. Nature trails and a children’s garden discovery area will both be open to the public and bringing your own picnic is encouraged. [Read more…] about Abenaki Land Link Harvest Festival Set for Saturday
What Thomas Carlyle in 1829 called the Age of Machinery – later renamed the Industrial Revolution – radically altered conventional modes of being and marked a turning point in man’s relationship with his environment. New production systems delivered an abundance of goods for consumption, but in the process natural resources were depleted, water and soil polluted, whilst fumes contaminated the air. [Read more…] about Asher Durand’s Painted Puzzle of Progress
The Cayuga Museum in Auburn, NY, will present a hands-on workshop to learn the basics of fashion drawing using the historic dresses on display, led by illustrator and Syracuse University Fashion Design professor Dee Densmore Finkenstadt. [Read more…] about Auburn Museum to host Fashion Drawing Studio
Historical painter Ernest Haas has donated a collection of his original artworks, prints, and materials to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vermont. Haas has been a longtime supporter of the museum, which already holds a few of his works.
This donation brings the total number of Haas’ original paintings held by the museum to 29. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Acquires Historical Paintings by Ernest Haas