Category: Brooks Museum

Collection Spotlight: Canaletto

[caption id="attachment_1268" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (Italian, 1697–1768). The Grand Canal from Campo di San Vio, 1730–1735. Oil on canvas. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art."] [/caption] Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto, was born in Venice and worked for his father, a successful theatrical scene painter. In 1719 Canaletto traveled to Rome where he probably encountered the work of other artists... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, December 14, 2009
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An Education in Rock

Tucked away somewhere in my closet is a t-shirt designed with " The Clash " logo. But, I have to be honest that until doing research for our upcoming "rockumentary" film about The Clash frontman Joe Strummer , I knew nothing about the band. I suppose this proves that not only am I pathetically devoted to fashion trends, but I am also a lot less cool than I would like to think. While researching the band, I found that I should be embarrassed in my lack of knowledge of The Clash. In... Read More
at Thursday, June 19, 2008
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