- Washington, United States
- loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
I found myself looking over contemporary poetry at Poetry Magazine's website. While I can't copy and paste as I usually do, due to copyright, you'll enjoy following the links to these more modern voices as they tell of dogs.
The Seeing-Eye Dog, Bruce Guernsey (a dog goes beatnik for love of his master)
The Blessing of the Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog, Alicia Ostriker (in which to be blessed can mean a number of different things, but I like the dog's idea best)
Dog in Bed, Joyce Sidman (in which a sleepy, bed-hogging mutt is just like love, which we knew, right?).
Thursday, January 19, 2017
|thanks pixabay (not an image in the eiteljorg show, fyi)|
Read the press release here.
There is a curatorial discussion of dogs in paintings on May 5, and a day's worth of programming on May 13.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Turns out that's a really good question, and the answer seems to be "By tagging along with their human buddies." When you think that your basic model of chicken is a creature native to Southeast Asia, and then drive down the street in urban Portland past somebody's front yard with oh so hip coopful of fowl, you have to ask how that happened.
Luckily for all of us chicken fans, there's "Cultural & Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions." A project including no less than six British universities, scicultchickens.org aims to research and explain what chickens have been to us, and when and how. There's a database of archaeological chicken bone finds, a blog of various activities in chicken-human research (the latest post at time of writing is an examination of chickens in video games), a gallery with an interpretation of imaginary chicken breeds, and much more.
There's a related, more informal website on the topic too - Chicken Coop.
Monday, January 16, 2017
|copyright and by kindest permission of the artist|
I keep looking at the portrait above with such pleasure; I want to throw a ball for him, as he seems so very ready to go.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
|courtesy national gallery of art, washington|
Monday, January 09, 2017
|photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery (PD)|