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Thanks for joining us for World #AskACurator Day! As always, feel free to ask us questions anytime on Twitter :)
Before I sign off--sword fighting! medieval theater! coats of arms! @ FREE Middle Ages family festival this Sat bit.ly/1yi17yx
Beth Morrison now on deck for #AskACurator day. Knows about Medieval manuscripts, especially French & Flemish pic.twitter.com/tknkLLBN4w
What is your favorite Turner painting? #ACuratorAsks cc @SarahScottGould
Joining us for #AskACurator Day: Julian Brooks. Knows Italian Renaissance & Baroque drawings + British watercolors pic.twitter.com/JIVe9iHP1k
Now up for #AskACurator Day: Karen Hellman. Knows 19th-century European photography pic.twitter.com/KSPYmVgb26
Next up for #AskACurator Day: John Tain. Knows all about: 20th & 21st-century art. John (on left) w Allen Ruppersberg pic.twitter.com/kxtWkeCJEc
It's #AskACurator Day! First up, curator Ken Lapatin. Knows all about: ancient Greek & Roman art + archaeology pic.twitter.com/8YWnO4qBNP
What have you always wanted to know? It's World #AskaCurator Day on Wed, join the fun! bit.ly/1wx4jEH pic.twitter.com/naXgYschMu
Last day swallows are seen before migrating for winter. -Dove, 1664 almanac (Speculum anni) Swallow, about 1270 pic.twitter.com/WV3wV3mreh
Happy Bday Mary! Birth of Virgin was important feast in Middle Ages, this image precedes prayers for mass on that day pic.twitter.com/Vl9O1DO6Nl
Happy Birthday Caspar David Friedrich! German Romantic artist aimed to create Christian art based in nature pic.twitter.com/YGPAolMIu5
Intense, analytical, intelligent + problem-solving Virgo (virgin), as depicted in medieval calendars #zodiac pic.twitter.com/7u8ilk2TBc
September blowe soft, Till fruite be in loft. Forgotten, month past, Doe now at the last. —T. Tusser pic.twitter.com/ON3ONQyEjj
Feast day of St. Fiacre! Invoked against various physical ills, he's also patron saint of gardeners & cab drivers pic.twitter.com/FtRixVddA5
Dedication day of the temple of the Sun + Moon in ancient Rome. In the late empire, games were held in their honor. pic.twitter.com/evOy1sEeBh
Today in 1609 Galileo demonstrated his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers. French stereoscope of telescope, ca 1855 pic.twitter.com/BVW3GpzNlH
Feast day of St. Bartholomew! According to tradition he was flayed alive and hence is portrayed with a knife. pic.twitter.com/MZGAjZdH2p
@GettyMuseum names Davide Gasparotto, Galleria Estense (Modena), & Jeffrey Spier, Univ. AZ, as senior curators of paintings & antiquities
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Feast day of Bernard of Clairvaux! Said to have drafted rules of the medieval miliary order Knights of Templar pic.twitter.com/kYPuMaXX8S
Happy Vinalia Rustica! Held today in ancient Rome to celebrate the grape harvest pic.twitter.com/vUyMZwI7ga
#SeparatedAtBirth Man Ray: Mona Lisa as seen by Duchamp + Rrose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp) © Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP pic.twitter.com/ldJO4ie5sj
Feast of the Assumption. Assumption of the Virgin, Master of James IV of Scotland, about 1510-20 pic.twitter.com/JUkC51tSEj
MT @photographmag: @GettyMuseum curator Paul Martineau talks to @TylerGreenDC about photographer Minor White bit.ly/1unvS2o
Today in ancient Rome, the goddess Diana was worshipped. Diana & Her Nymphs Bathing, Jean-François de Troy, 1722-24 pic.twitter.com/9TBGiyz5O6
Birthday of Pope + Saint Innocent XI. Ca. 1676 Carlo Maratti drawing of Faith & Justice was made in his honor pic.twitter.com/gSplJ0fVzB
Bishop cat with his dog flock for #WorldCatDay! German, 15th century pic.twitter.com/fnHRjnIpj6
Today in 1926 Houdini spent 91 minutes underwater in sealed tank before escaping. Here Alexander the Great ca 1400 pic.twitter.com/pTTQdBOcCB
Happy Birthday Percy Bysshe Shelley! 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings' pic.twitter.com/CqPCNsOwBg
Happy Bday Eakins! Used photography like this to help students achieve greater accuracy in representing human figure pic.twitter.com/1kgz1F4c6U
This scandalous new art exhibit at LA's @GettyMuseum is perfect if you love skeletons, monsters, & nightmares: oak.ctx.ly/r/1fdf7
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Tenacious, nurturing + moody Cancer (crab), as depicted in medieval calendars #zodiac pic.twitter.com/VxLNIN190C
Happy Feast Day St. Margaret! Swallowed by Satan in the form of a dragon she escaped by holding a cross pic.twitter.com/Wf6YOlL5Fq
On this day in 1099 the First Crusade captured Jerusalem. Destruction of Jerusalem, French, about 1413 pic.twitter.com/fBhR1I8Iqc
Liberté , Égalité , Fraternité! Happy Bastille Day. Portière aux Armes de France tapestry, Gobelins, ca. 1730 pic.twitter.com/0cEKTVrdNO
Happy Bday Jacobus de Voragine! Authored Golden Legend, popular medieval book of saints' lives. Mary Magdalene: pic.twitter.com/nlfSvUTuu2
Happy Birthday E.B. White! Authored Stuart Little, novel about adventures of talking mouse born to human parents pic.twitter.com/KWCr1w2Wsp
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees. -Marcel Proust #HappyBday pic.twitter.com/cckTfR16dG
Lovely! Culinary pleasures of Byzantium special dinner @ Villa w live music Sat 7/19 bit.ly/1xR4CII pic.twitter.com/55KkF7qch0
RT @Angie_Harmon: Life imitating art imitating life... Photo & laughing cred to (Insta) NATASHACROXALL @GettyMuseum whosay.com/l/JhB8KQi
KA-BOOM! Chivalry as depicted in manuscripts, from courtship to hunting to jousting to war bit.ly/1rMXwo3 pic.twitter.com/jkFBBcjQno
MT @15thcgossipgirl @ChivalryToday's latest podcast with Elizabeth Morrison on chivalry in manuscripts exhib bit.ly/1n9W10q
Happy Tanabata Day! In Japanese festival on 7th day of 7th month prayers offered for children’s artistic development pic.twitter.com/nghelD03rK