Archive for August, 2013

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Illumination Ruminations

It’s been a long summer and a long time since I’ve last posted any content on my blog.  I’m so glad that school is starting, because I really become a lot more motivated under a strict and busy schedule.  This specific post is long overdue, as I visited the Morgan Library back on August 15th (the same day I went to see The Human Fruit Bowl).  I will be focusing on the Library’s current exhibit entitled Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art.

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Friday, August 9th, 2013

Alchemy of Medieval Art

The Healing of the Blind Man and the Raising of Lazarus

Having lived close to New York City my entire life, I’ve never ventured past 112th Street (the Church of St. John the Divine).  To be honest, there are still more places in Fort Tryon Parkthe city that I haven’t visited than those that I have.  Recently, I made my way all the way up to the 190’s to Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters – a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to reliquary and medieval art.  The museum is located in the New York City neighborhood of Inwood.  The walk from the 181st Street subway (I got off at the wrong stop) up to the park was gorgeous, with tons of trees, greenery, and beautiful Tudor style apartment buildings.  The park, overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades in New Jersey, contained a myriad of pathways, outlooks, art installations, and open expanses of grass.  There could have been better signage, though, because it took a while to find the Cloisters, and everyone else in the park seemed to be searching for the museum as well.

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