Sofia Says Video

I’m Sofia. I was prompted to create a video about a piece of art and how it relates to me. I hope you enjoy this!

http://art.thewalters.org/detail/12349/daydreams/

Last night we had the strangest dreams….

Last night I had this crazy dream that I was a fortune teller with a dragon crystal ball.  People would come to me from all over, some were children, some adults, but all asking the same thing, “What does my fortune hold?”  I look back at them through the glass, waiting for them to pay,…

The Warhol

    Entrance to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania        Last month, during a college tour of the city of Pittsburgh, I had the opportunity to visit the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA - a testament to this renowned artist in his very own hometown. All I really knew about Warhol was…

Relics and Reliquaries, New and Old

How do you remember or honor someone or something? Maybe you have that one special box full of ticket stubs and fortunes, or an urn of a loved one’s ashes sitting on the mantle. To Christian worshipers and pilgrims, the reliquaries or vessels that hold sacred contents were of utmost importance – almost as important…

Technology & The Museum Experience

“Museums offer us an opportunity to be informed and inspired, to be enriched culturally, intellectually, emotionally. Without them we would be infinitely poorer as individuals and as a nation” – Marjorie Schwarzer      “We” represents the members of the American society who have been fortunate enough to recognize the value and opportunity of the institutions…

The Greatest Show on Earth

Step Right Up! TAC is transforming The Walters into a three-ring circus for this year’s Teen Night at the Walters: The Greatest Show on Earth. At our past few meetings, we have been planning and preparing to make our own circus come to life for a night, but how much do we really know about…

A Reason for the Season: Greek Coin of Persephone

As I was browsing the Walters’ collection online, a tiny little “artwork” caught my eye. Maybe I should refer to this little token as an “artifact” instead – it is a small Greek coin bearing the face of the Greek goddess, Persephone. Greek mythology has always been of personal interest to me, but as I…