February 10, 2017
Friday Faves: Feb. 10

Connect to links we love, programs we admire, events to look forward to, folks to follow and great work in the public humanities.

We’re talking famed figures, art and more in our favorite humanities finds of the week. Read on!

Kristen Fuhs Wells, director of communications and development:

  • This is a great resource for history teachers: The Met just released more than 375,000 digital images of art within its collection—free of use to educators, students, or just general arts fans. Browse the Open Access collection.
  • You may have heard about an Atlanta museum’s massive effort to restore and move a 6-ton, 130-year-old Civil War cyclorama painting called “The Battle of Atlanta,” but did you know it was housed in Indy from 1888 to 1891? Here’s proof from the Indiana Historical Society.

George Hanlin, director of grants:

Leah Nahmias, director of programs:

Bronwen Fetters, executive assistant and program associate:

  • Disillusionment at its finest! This New York Times article describes what a real-life Mr. Darcy probably would have looked like based on what historians know of a standard 1813 gentleman. Hmm, I think I’ll stick with Colin Firth.
  • Here’s an interesting BBC article about Grant Wood’s American Gothic, one of the most iconic pieces of artwork in the world. Did you know that the house in the background still stands in Iowa?

Jacqueline Cromleigh,

Keira Amstutz, president and CEO:

  • The Arts Council of Indianapolis is seeking artists for its second annual Indy 500 Welcome Race Fans Projects. Learn more about this exciting project.

Have a few you want to share? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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