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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

at the de Young

Cigar Store Figure and colonial era portrait in the de Young Museum

I rode over to the de Young Museum this morning to meet my last class on Early American Art. Oddly, I've no memory of any other art history class, and after the 8th grade, not much early American history, either, so this lecture class was very timely.

You always hear about the "American experiment," but it sort of floats off without a second thought. Coming at it from how paintings were used put it all into something new and wonderful for me to think about.

I think I'll continue reading history. It's never too late to make up for an ill-spent youth.

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