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Am I a Phony?

One of the great things about my job is that I get to travel and when I’m in a new town, I find the cool coffee place, bookstore or restaurant. But in some towns, I don’t have to look too hard. I knew for months before heading to Chicago that I was going to go to the Art Institute. Continue reading

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A Show Like This Redefines an Artist

At the February Members Preview for Terry Maker: Reckoning, a standing-room only crowd filled the Music Room to hear the artist explain her influences and the motivation for her work. The audience was a mix of FAC members, family and friends of the artist, gallery owners and curators, and three prominent artists from the FAC’s permanent collection. Continue reading

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The Eric Bransby Mural

Tweet While a student of muralist Thomas Hart Benton in the middle of the Great Depression, Eric Bransby painted his first mural as part of the WPA program in Kansas City. He then served his country in World War II … Continue reading

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Thomas Hart Benton and John Steinbeck

Tweet On Dec. 24, 1934, Thomas Hart Benton became the first artist to grace the cover of Time magazine. Seven days later, the Broadmoor Art Academy ceased to be as Boardman Robinson and the other leaders of our institution changed … Continue reading

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The Wines of Napa Valley

Tweet Jim Little is one of those guys who has lived a charmed life. As co-owner of Coaltrain Wine and Spirits he has traveled to 60 countries, tasting wine in some of the world’s most storied wineries in France, Italy, … Continue reading

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