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A Clear Look at Ancient Glass

Posted July 29th, 2014 by Caroline

In September I invited Janet Jones to come take a look at the ancient glass vessels in the NCMA’s holdings. Dr. Jones is a professor at Bucknell University, a graduate of the UNC–Chapel Hill, an archaeologist, and—more important—an expert on ancient glass. Janet closely examined the all the vessels in our collection, those we normally [...]

A Conversation with Sonia Romero

Posted July 20th, 2014 by Jen

This is the third of three conversations between exhibition curator Jennifer Dasal and artists in Estampas de la raza. Previously, Dasal interviewed printmakers Vincent Valdez and Oscar Magallanes. Today we’re hearing from Sonia Romero. Jennifer Dasal: This exhibition zeroes in on contemporary prints created by Latino and Hispanic artists. How do you define your own [...]

Recipe: Blueberry Zinfandel Sorbet

Posted July 18th, 2014 by Jennifer H.

It’s blueberry season in North Carolina! These little gems are such a darling summer fruit―powdery, pop-able, useful in so many things from popsicles to barbecue sauce to smoothies. Their abundance in July and August sends me into a Pinterest whirlwind, pinning wildly to find as many ways to use them as possible—even tie-dye! They stain [...]

A Conversation with Oscar Magallanes

Posted July 17th, 2014 by Jen

Want to know more about the artists behind the dazzling prints in Estampas de la raza? Exhibition curator Jennifer Dasal spoke with some of the featured artists about their work, their inspirations, and their experiences. This time, we’re talking to Oscar Magallanes. Jennifer Dasal: This exhibition zeroes in on contemporary prints created by Latino and [...]

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