All posts tagged Samuel Morse

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Museum as a muse

When photographer Rosamond Purcell first had the idea –  decades ago — to photograph in museums, she didn’t exactly find an open and welcoming door. “That’s not the mission of …

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Dar Williams meets Morse

I had no intention of ever writing a song. Sure, I’d hauled an ancient guitar that once belonged to my father-in-law out of my basement to mess around with following …

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Playing favorites in American Art

There’s a scene early on in the television show Arrested Development in which the family matriarch Lucille Bluth insists, “If you’re saying I play favorites, you’re wrong. I love all …