FINALLY I’ve made the time to pull this together and post the second episode of “A Museum Day with Rachel”.

Click here for iTunes link or listen directly below.

The images below cover most of what’s talked about in the podcast ep and you can click through most of them for more official info from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection page. Here’s a list of all the social media links we referenced:
Naomi’s Twitter – @naomicalhoun
My Twitter – @minirachel
OOTD Insta – @ootd66642069

Gilbert Stuart, “George Washington” (1796)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Williams, “Deborah Hall” (1766)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Willson Peale, “George Washington” (1776)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matching shoes and an old mirror!

Matching shoes and an old mirror!

Albert Bierstadt, “A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie” (1866)

 

Stephen Powers, “Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull)” (2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Powers, “Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull)” (2015)

 

Stephen Powers, “Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull)” (2015)

Stephen Powers, “Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull)” (2015)

Frances Stark “poem”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#NailArtArt in front of Stephen Powers' art

#NailArtArt in front of Stephen Powers’ art

 

 

 

 

 

 

close up at the Stephen Powers' exhibit of Rachel's favorite moment

close up at the Stephen Powers’ exhibit of Rachel’s favorite moment

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Readers,
As all five of you may have noticed, my attention to The Strutting Leos has been wavering from “distracted substitute teacher” levels to just non-existent. I started this blog because I had a lot of feelings about pop culture and art history. I still do. Almost overwhelmingly so.

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I just went to my second ever visit to Art Market San Francisco. I’ve been to Bonnaroo and I still find art fairs more exhausting than three days under the Tennessee sun. At least after a weekend of too much sweat and too little showers I’ve sacrificed my well-being for four hours of Paul McCartney. At the end of four hours in Art Market, I just stumble out into the breezy Marina to contemplate if I saw anything of worth.

That’s not to say there aren’t pieces selling for insanely high prices; or even that there aren’t beautiful, important works of art… I just get so overwhelmed in that environment, that I wouldn’t know if I was looking at the masterpiece of 2015 even if I was sipping gourmet coffee in front of it for 10 minutes. To be fair (sorry), they aren’t promoting this event incorrectly. It’s exactly what it promises to be, which is a warehouse full of galleries showing their most enticing merchandise.

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“For the record, I’m doing it for the blog post NOT the art.”

This is how my best friend Jennifer responded when I told her we would be going on a Museum Hack tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Jennifer has never been a fan of “the arts”. To Jennifer, “the arts” can include anything from objects you might define as Fine Art like painting and sculpture all the way to a music video that doesn’t feature enough sequins… that was mean (and partially untrue) but she can handle it. Having known her for ten years, I’ve watched her attitude towards art morph from an aggressive hatred into a reluctant acceptance. Much like a conservative parent towards a son-in-law who’s… different.

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A lot of big things have happened for me in 2014 so far. At my day job, I’ve helped create, organize, and run a public program and my first large-scale party. I’ve started diving into the SF improv comedy scene. I’ve been seeing more of the Bay Area social scene than my past 4 years in college. I’ve been listening to new podcasts so that’s cool.

Also, I recently started interning for Slow Art Day’s tumblr and website blogs. I’ve had a crush on the slow art movement for a few years now and am honored to be part of the organizations team.

Slow Art Day ( slowartday ) is a day that happens once a year where groups of people gather around the world to just look at art. One hour of one day is devoted to looking at 4-5 pieces of pre-chosen art. No racing through the galleries. No instagraming before looking. Just looking, grabbing lunch, and talking about what everyone saw.

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The bay bridge has a light installation aptly titled “The Bay Lights” by Leo Villareal. It covers the north side of the San Francisco section of the bridge with over 25,000 synchronized LED lights that flutter in waves from dusk till dawn. It’s beautiful.

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PRESENTING ANOEW: Articles No One Else Wanted. It is pronounced /əˈn(y)o͞o/, as in she thought she would begin 2014 anoew by posting any random shit remotely related to pop culture or art history on her sparsely read blog.

Despite sending a tweet and a Facebook post into the world wide web, I’ve yet to find a respectable internet presence that cares about my thoughts on the new Comedy Central show Broad City. SO I will post my thoughts here. Every week. Deal with it.

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“What a ridiculous clusterfuck of totally uncool jokers.

I make my work about this kind of sadly foolish farce.

I’m waiting for all of them to sue me for copyright infringement.”

This is what a woman who looks a lot like my mother flatly typed about a company who can afford to have the decidedly cool Kate Moss to pose for Terry Richardson in their 2012 street campaign

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