• Thomas Jefferson and Palladio

    by  • October 22, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Tap the text below the photo for photos of the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond and more of Monticello. I just spent a beautiful fall day at Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Because I am presenting a paper on Imagining Venice in Richmond tomorrow, I decided to make a pilgrimage of sorts to...

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    How to Pack for Venice

    by  • October 20, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Terry scouted out backpacks for us and recommended I buy the same one she did, this Eagle Creek Voyage Travel Pack 65L, which has a detachable daypack. So here’s my new backpack, with my laptop and iPad next to it for size comparison. Students — can you get yourself down to something about this...

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    Conference Paper

    by  • October 17, 2010 • 0 Comments

    I have finally been shamed into posting a blog. Dr. Dru out blogs me by three to one! But I have not been sitting idly by doing nothing. I fly to Richmond, Virgina on Wednesday to go to the Southeastern College Art Conference where I will present a paper on Imagining Venice. The session...

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    Tour of San Sebastiano

    by  • October 12, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Our students may have the opportunity to visit the 16th-century church of San Sebastiano to view the art restoration project going on there, thanks to the generosity of Save Venice. San Sebastiano, one of five churches in Venice built to thank God after the plague passed through the city, is noted for its cycle...

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    New Work by Vivaldi

    by  • October 8, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Vivaldi is Venice’s pet composer — you can’t walk through the city without noticing numerous signs advertising Vivaldi concerts at various churches and music schools. Thus it seems appropriate to draw attention to the latest news about the discovery of one part of a flute concerto by Vivaldi thought to be lost. (Excerpt) According...

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