All posts tagged manuscripts

Marketing overshadows scholarship in museum display of alleged ‘St. Francis Missal’

My article “Marketing overshadows scholarship in museum display of alleged ‘St. Francis Missal’” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

Why dragons keep getting bigger

My article comparing dragons portrayed in Game of Thrones and in depictions of St. George in medieval manuscripts appears in Catholic Herald.

In medieval manuscripts, music was both heavenly and hellish

Writing about music — the famous saying sometimes attributed to Elvis Costello — is like dancing about architecture. Seeking clarity in the synaesthetic may be extremely difficult, but as a new exhibit at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore demonstrates, painting musical subjects can be extremely revealing, nuanced and instructive. The 21 medieval and Renaissance […]

  • Selected articles

    NMAAHC "The Imitation Game: Are museums being clear enough with the public about what’s real and what’s fake?" Washington Post Magazine. March 3, 2019.

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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