#art, #history, #libraries, #museums 7|30|2011

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Jean Fouquet, Le Passage du Rubicon (détail), département des Arts graphiques, musée du Louvre

MUSEUMS

Souren Melikian of the New York Times reviews “Enluminures: Moyen Âge et Renaissance,” at the Louvre through Oct. 10.

The basic idea was to reveal to the public the dazzling medieval and Renaissance illuminated pages kept in storage for generations, but the show ends up by bringing to attention a largely ignored aspect of painting in the Middle Ages: the fun in medieval manuscripts.

Writing in the Washington Post, Jessica Goldstein visits the National Museum of Crime and Punishment.

Gregorio Luke will give an outdoor presentation on controversial murals, projecting them on a large wall at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. Liesl Bradner in the L.A. Times’ Culture Monster.

LIBRARIES

Geraldine Fabrikant writes in the New York Times about five European libraries that offer relief from crowded cities.

FEATURES

One of my favorite blogs is the Washington Post’s Washingtology. Not a great title, but it’s full of interesting features about the city.

A phone app  shows the location of Banksy’s latest creations. Gizmodo.

The L.A. Daily Mirror and L.A. Crime Beat lovingly prepared from Twitter feeds by the bots at paper.li

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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