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Flight over Water

"The Harmony" by Rodney Charman

Near the middle of the 19th century, ships would sail from America to Britain, carrying raw materials like timber. But when these same vessels returned, they’d become “coffin ships,” packed with …

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Seeing, and Believing

Modernism suits us. It suited us long before there was even a word for it, and it suits us now, decades after it officially went out of style.…

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Uncommon Wealth

Edwardian Opulence at the Yale Center for British Art

The first item you see when visiting the Yale Center for British Art’s lush, lustrous new exhibit Edwardian Opulence is a fancy “bodice, skirt and train” dating from 1900-1903, created by the eminent Paris fashion firm House of Worth.…

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Let’s Talk

from Architecture in Dialogue at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

I went into the Architecture in Dialogue exhibit at Yale’s Beinecke Library, which runs through this Friday, December 14, expecting to think about buildings and bridges and feats of engineering while browsing drawings and schematics. Renderings in blue pencil with …

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Crèche-ing Through the Snow

Joyeüx Noël: Christmas in Canada

Brooklyn-based garage rock band The Fleshtones have a song on their Christmas-spirited album Stocking Stuffers called “Canadian Christmas”:

I remember a time not so long ago
Pushing my way through the ice and snow
Feeling at one with the frozen

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Lost & Found

from The English Prize at YCBA

The concept of college students traveling abroad to expand their horizons isn’t some 20th century idea that took hold after the invention of the airplane and the Eurail Pass. It’s been happening for centuries, as is shown in the new …

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A People’s Museum

Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky, New Haven Museum

Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky’s desk is covered with her History homework. She’s been on the job as Executive Director of the New Haven Museum (formerly the New Haven Historical Society) since Feb. 1 and knows full well that this is a …

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