Theme Week: Museums

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As we noted last week, experiencing art in person can be a wonderful way to escape from our daily reality. We find that for this same reason, museums can become magical, otherworldly places, transporting us to another realm. They enlighten us and give us new perspectives on art, architecture, design, culture, history, science, cities and ideas. They can range from the traditional – displaying art as a public institution – to the obscure – enlightening us on anything from NYC tenements to the history of the American cocktail. This week we will explore museums – as we are continually inspired by the rotating exhibitions at our favorite local spots, and amazed by the new museums opening often around the world.

(Image of Holon Design Museum, Israel, Ron Arad Architects)

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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