A few days ago I went to the Jewish Museum in Berlin through a university field trip, and I can honestly say that everyone should visit this place once before they die. This museum encapsulates 2000 years of Jewish history, not only the Holocaust, but it tells the story of the Holocaust in the most impactful way.
I’d wanted to be architect when I was around 12, and I still truly love structure and tangible design. Daniel Libeskind’s (the architect who designed the new building of the Jewish Museum) designs are so unique, in that when you feel something inflicted by his architecture, you can’t even place that feeling into anything else you’ve felt before because you’ve never actually experienced it before. It felt that way, for me at least. Some of the “void” structures made me get lost in thought, and some made me panic. I just wanted to be close to someone I knew; the cold and noise and darkness were too much. The genius of Libeskind is that he manipulates light, angles and materials in such a way that you’re left questioning the meaning of every single movement you make- what did he intend to do when he made you turn left to follow the path in the building? The disconcerting, yet interesting thing is that there is no answer. Everything is open to interpretation.
The garden of exile (the fourth picture in my collection) was unlike anything I’d imagined before, it’s paved floor and cramped walkways were so evocative. So was the fact that olive saplings- that’s right, literal “olive branches”- arched over our heads at the top of the pillars.
The “Welcome to Jerusalem” exhibit (the last picture in my collection) was also incredibly interesting. Jerusalem is a place of mystique to me, but also troubling to think about due to the political situation. This exhibit managed to display all those aspects and feelings, and I think managed to give a fair history of all interests involved.
The tents are up & the big job of decorating for the Old-Fashioned Christmas has begun! Huge shout out to Cliff Townsend from Fin de Ville for the bales of hay. He puts some aside for us every year but this year he went above and beyond! Thank you, Cliff! Also, thank you to our intrepid Collections Administrator Patrick for scaling the hay wagon & doing most of the heavy lifting (and tossing) today! We hope you'll join us on Sunday between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. for festive holiday fun! And if you're interested in some bales to use as bedding for your animals, you're welcome to them as of Monday, November 19th. @findevilleequestrian #otherdutiesasrequired#museumsofinstagram#museumworkers#justmuseumthings#whenyouworkatamuseum
It’s 1869 and Thanksgiving is coming up fast! How are you going to celebrate this new national holiday? Check out our link in bio for the tips, tricks and tools to pull it off, brought to you by @novanola and fellows at #THNOC ’s Classical Institute of the South. 🦃#decorativearts#thanksgivingplanning#visitthnoc
📸 Dining room, Robert H. Short House; photo by Robert S. Brantley and Jan White Brantley; THNOC, gift of Jan White Brantley and Robert S. Brantley, 2015.0415.83
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Carolee Schneemann (* 1939) hat mit ihrem Werk den gesellschaftlichen Diskurs über Körperlichkeit, Sexualität und Geschlechterrollen geprägt. Die @kunsthallewinterthur zeigt aktuell Arbeiten und Videos der US-amerikanische Künstlerin
If you enjoy @shop_thnoc as much as we do, then you’ll want to take advantage of their online holiday sale! Use promo code HOLIDAY2018 now through Friday to receive 20% off online purchases. Link in bio! #nolashopping#nolainspired#visitthnoc
Joyful noise! Once renovations are complete, the Seignouret-Brulatour House will house one of the few intact Aeolian organs remaining in the United States. This image shows the screens that hide the organ’s pipes, one original (right) and one (left) that was cast from a mold of the original. The organ was installed by William Ratcliffe Irby, who owned the building in the early 20th century, when the in-home instruments were a trendy way to show off wealth and taste (think surround sound for the 1920s). Irby’s organ is one of a handful that has survived from the era, and it will play again when #THNOC ’s new campus opens in the building in 2019. #organmusic#historicpreservation#visitthnoc
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Der Zürcher Architekt Leonhard Zeugheer entwarf das Gebäude des @kunst_museum_winterthur am Stadtgarten ursprünglich als Gymnasium, Bibliothek und für die Städtischen Sammlungen. Der Neorenaissancebau von 1842 wurde ab 1948 dann für die Kunstsammlung von Oskar Reinhart umgebaut
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Bevor man im @kunst_museum_winterthur zur Ausstellung „Dutch Mountains. Vom holländischen Flachland in die Alpen“ kommt, muss man als Besucher selbst erstmal ein bisschen Bergsteigen
A German sub on the Mississippi?
Yesterday marked the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice that ended fighting in #WorldWarI . As a result of defeat, Germany had to surrender its arms, which included their notorious fleet of U-boats. One ship, UB-88, toured the United States in the year after the war, including a stint in New Orleans in June 1919. This photograph shows UB-88 in the Mississippi River. The boat was later sunk off the coast of California after being used for target practice by the US Navy. Learn more about how WWI touched New Orleans in our link in bio. #WWI#armistice100#visitthnoc
📸 by Charles L Franck Photographers; Charles L. Franck Studio Collection at THNOC, 1979.325.4089