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Monuments to the Dead
September 14, 2023

Monuments to the Dead

“Grief, loss, and death itself were very much part of...”

  • Katherine Goertz
Grief on the Page
August 3, 2023

Grief on the Page

“How do you represent grief? For Marc Chagall, the Russian-born Jewish artist...”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
The Calligrapher Clément Perret
April 13, 2023

The Calligrapher Clément Perret

“In the mid-15th century, the invention of the printing press made books relatively easier to produce and...”

  • Katherine Goertz
Woodcut Fragments of the 16th Century
March 2, 2023

Woodcut Fragments of the 16th Century

“HMML’s Art & Photographs collection is full of fragments of the 15th and 16th century...”

  • Katherine Goertz
December 1, 2022

Jacques Hnizdovsky in Minnesota

“Jacques Hnizdovsky had arrived in the city the year before as a...”

Katherine Goertz

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A Book You Would Love to Read...
September 29, 2022

A Book You Would Love to Read...

“A book you would love to read is lost, altered, destroyed, buried, hidden, left unpublished, unwritten, banned.”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh and Margaret Bresnahan
The Stars of Ben-Zion
June 23, 2022

The Stars of Ben-Zion

“Born Ben-Zion Weinman in Starokostiantyniv, Ben-Zion came to New York City in...”

  • Katherine Goertz
Soup, with a Side of Reform
March 17, 2022

Soup, with a Side of Reform

“A group of women cluster together, several clutching the handles of lidded pots...”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
The Gouda Life
February 17, 2022

The Gouda Life

“Between 1585 to 1600 Maarten de Vos designed 141 engravings depicting hermits.”

  • Katherine Goertz
The Case of the Mysterious Pie and the Amsterdam Theater
January 6, 2022

The Case of the Mysterious Pie and the Amsterdam Theater

“Pie. Today, for many, this tasty baked good with its short, flaky crust suggests associations of...”

  • Dr. Catherine Walsh
Icon Collection Finds a New Home at HMML
December 2, 2021

Icon Collection Finds a New Home at HMML

“This year, HMML received a large donation of Russian icons from the collection of Edmund Gronkiewicz...”

  • Katherine Goertz
Grave Tales, Engraved (and Etched)
October 14, 2021

Grave Tales, Engraved (and Etched)

“While many artists have provided illustrations for books, some works in the Art & Photographs collection at HMML were inspired by stories...”

  • Katherine Goertz
Traveling to France on Paper
June 10, 2021

Traveling to France on Paper

“In the mid-19th century, a group of French artists began to reevaluate the art of...”

  • Katherine Goertz

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