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Here, Now: Contemporary Art at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

By Kate Menconeri Imagine visiting Thomas Cole at his house in 1840 and standing eye-to-eye with one of his original paintings such as “The Architect's Dream . ” Cole, who spent years exploring the Catskill landscapes that inspired his art, hung his own paintings, still wet from the studio, on...

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Art or Awful: The Conservation of Graffiti

By Stephanie M. Hoagland Cities such as Los Angeles are spending almost $7 million a year on graffiti removal. At the same time, graffiti artist Banksy’s piece, “Keeping it Spotless,” sold at Sotheby's for almost $1.9 million. In London walking tours showcase the city’s graffiti, and...

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Using Music to Lift Cliveden’s “Liberty To Go To See”

Filmed and produced by Shannon Lawrence In 2014 David Young, then the executive director of Cliveden , wrote about a new play that explored the life of the enslaved and free people that had once lived at this Germantown Avenue home in Philadelphia. Developed by the staff of the ...

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PastForward Preview: Zenka, Artist and Futurist

Zenka is an artist and futurist. She is a thought leader in the field of augmented reality technology and exponential change. Her focus is creating meaningful conversations around what is possible in the future using emerging technology and crowd participation. Her work can be seen in the...

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The Art of Preservation at Chesterwood

By Valerie Balint Artists’ homes frequently represent a unique combination of a domestic environment and a laboratory for experimenting with new modes of artistic expression. At home, unfettered by the need to satisfy patrons, the artist is free to try their hand at architecture, landscape...

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When Does Historic Preservation Become Social Justice? Public Art and Cultural Heritage Preservation

Last week the Forum blog began a series that responds to the question: When does historic preservation become social justice? In this next post we talk to three artists about where preservation, place, and art intersect with this important question. Interested in starting a discussion about...

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Indiana in Connecticut: The Glass House Installs Robert Indiana’s One Through Zero

By Hilary Lewis When I came on board as chief curator and creative director at the Glass House in January 2017, I determined that we should make every effort to exhibit artists who had strong ties to Philip Johnson and David Whitney as part of our 10th anniversary as a National Trust for...

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The Heritage Film Set: A UK Perspective on Caring for Historic Filming Locations

By Clare Flynn Hogwarts, Winterfell, Downton Abbey, the First Jedi Temple—the images that spring to mind when one considers many of the iconic settings from recent films and television series are not of fictional or imaginary places, but rather of the real-life heritage sites that...

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Organizing Exhibitions at the Glass House

By Irene Shum Although some preservationists may question the relevance and suitability of art exhibitions at historic sites, the temporary art exhibition program is as important for the Glass House (located in New Canaan, Connecticut) as brick-and-mortar preservation. The program supports...

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preservationPLACES: A Reading List

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been providing our annual PastForward reading lists—curated selections of reports, articles, and videos to prep you for our annual conference. We hope that they’ll spark discussions come November 15–18, when PastForward arrives in Houston,...

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