Monthly Archives: September 2019

Arthur George Kamya’s Summer at the Boston Athenaeum

I had the privilege of spending the summer of 2019 at the Boston Athenaeum as a Boston University PhD Intern. The internship is intended to furnish BU PhD candidates with a taste of professional life outside the academy. Every morning, as I ascended historic Beacon Hill towards the Athenaeum’s imposingly classical, colonnaded building, I counted…

With Child: Otto Dix/Carmen Winant

“Everything is beautiful.” —Otto Dix “Contradictions give our lives shape.” –Carmen Winant In 2016, when the Worcester Art Museum acquired The Pregnant Woman (1931) by Otto Dix, the painting provoked strong reactions from visitors. While some praised the acquisition of a work that presented an image of an unidealized pregnant body, others found the composition…