Current Exhibition Design at the American Museum of Natural History

The Purpose of the American Museum of Natural History Upon the opening of the American Museum of Natural History in 1869, the founders announced their intention of “…establishing a museum and library of natural history, of encouraging and developing natural science, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and to that end of furnishing … Continue reading Current Exhibition Design at the American Museum of Natural History

March 5-11, 2016: Reflections on Our Trip to New York

From March 5-11, our class went on the capstone trip to New York City. During the week, we visited museums, art galleries, and landmarks, looking not only at visual art but also at the effects of globalization and cultural differences on communities. Each day was characterized by a different experience and view of global community, just as … Continue reading March 5-11, 2016: Reflections on Our Trip to New York

Quotes from “Skylines” pages 75-105

“The ambivalence underscoring these crepuscular Flatiron scenes, where the skyscraper is a source of both inspiration and anxiety, leads to a far more conflicted vision of vertical New York in Coburn’s The House of a Thousand Windows (1912)” (Lindner 75-76). “…this equation of skyscrapers with capitalism…” (Lindner 76). “Coburn’s presentation of the mundane, functional office … Continue reading Quotes from “Skylines” pages 75-105

February 16-18, 2016: Globalization

This week, our class attended a panel on globalization and the ways that different departments view it. We heard from professors in Economics, Political Science, German Studies, and Environmental Sustainability. On Thursday, we received the itinerary for our trip to New York City, and went over a few logistics of the trip before watching a … Continue reading February 16-18, 2016: Globalization

Quotes from “Skylines” pages 40-75

“…the New York skyline not only predates the city itself but also grows out of a much earlier encounter with the site’s natural landscape” (Lindner 41). “…in the era of high capitalism, the writer needs the city” (Lindner 44). “…once New York turns vertical, the experience of wonder and estrangement already evident in the prevertical … Continue reading Quotes from “Skylines” pages 40-75