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January 18, 2019

Food and the Renaissance at The Folger

This week at the Folger Shakespeare Library committee meetings, I got to see this wonderful new acquisition about food and the Renaissance. Created sometime between 1650-1687, it’s an Italian copy of a print by Flemish artist Joos Goeimare. It’s fascination lies in all the remarkable things it tells us about social life in the kitchen during the English Renaissance and after. Notice the close-up of the cat eating the fish. Awwww.
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January 3, 2019

My tour of The REACH at the Kennedy Center

Just before the holidays, I rejoined the Kennedy Center Advisory Board and was taken on a tour of the new Reach addition to the Center-the Kennedy Center’s first physical expansion since 1971. It looks like it’s going to be spectacular, and at the meeting we heard about the equally spectacular plans that the Center has for integrating the new space into the artistic lifeblood of the community, the country, and the world. It is going to be magnificent. The REACH opens its doors on September 7, 2019. Stay tuned.

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Here's the KC's fly-through tour to get a real glimpse of what the full space will look like.