All posts by Lisa Kosan

Lisa Kosan

Lisa Kosan

Lisa Kosan is director of the Creative Services Department at PEM where she oversees Connections magazine and works with the museum's print designers, photographers and all sorts of creative folk. A longtime newspaper editor and reporter, Lisa sustains her love for journalism by serving as president of the Board of Overseers of the Jewish Journal. When she's not working with words, Lisa spends her time in Beverly with her husband, two teenage sons, two cats and a spotted leopard gecko named Gus.

"A Waltz in the Woods." Courtesy photo.

Purely by chance

On a recent vacation in Napa Valley, en route to our first of many glasses of Cabernet, I stumbled across one of Patrick Dougherty’s super-sized nests out in the wild. …

Duane Michals portrait with red nose by Randy Duchaine

Meet Duane Michals

One way or another, Duane Michals tells stories. They are revealed through photographs in the hundreds of exhibitions he’s mounted and in the 30 or so books he’s produced. Get …

pearl earring

The girl, the bird, the RV and me

A recent road trip with my husband combined the sublime and the ridiculous. We started out at The Frick Collection in New York getting intimate with the Girl and the …