Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beyond the Ivory Tower

Over the years I have been fortunate to teach and work with some very talented people at McMaster. Of course I'm always interested in learning of their current pursuits both in and beyond the arts. With the permission of some of these individuals I would like to highlight their current work. A while back I promised one of my former students, Kristina Hadjur, that I would include a post on her exceptional work with textiles. Kristina has her own business (So Sweet) and you can find more of her work here:

Monday, August 16, 2010

Who Owns Michelangelo's David?

An Associated Press report ( ) has drawn attention to an interesting dispute between Rome and Florence over the ownership of Michelangelo's David. According to the report the Culture Ministry has determined that the famous High Renaissance sculpture belongs to the central government in Rome even though ownership of the work was ceded to Florence by a state decree in 1870 or 1871 at the time when Rome became the capital of the newly-formed Italian nation.