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My name is Bob Nowalk. I teach at Culver Academies, a college preparatory boarding school in Culver Indiana. Since 2001, I have been working with the Academy's Art Collection and Galleries to connect the process of learning with works of art. Several of my students suggested creating a blog to further share the stories we discover about art, artists, and the creative process. Thanks for visiting.

What Is, Need Not Be

The Atlantic Souvenir, a petite, early 19th century gift book, published in Philadelphia between 1825 and 1832, contains poems, stories and engravings of paintings for the enjoyment of its readers. Engraving, lithography, and etching were […]

A Visual Link

Regarded as one of the most important books of the 15th century, the Liber Cronicarum, also known as the Nuremberg Chronicle, was the most extensively illustrated books of its time. Incorporating 1,804 printed images derived […]

Eudora Welty, Photographer

Eudora Welty is a very familiar name in American letters. Those who revel in her keenly descriptive prose might also be aware of her early career in photography, as this corresponds with some of the […]

The Dinner Horn

After almost a year in France, following his experience as an artist correspondent for Harper’s Weekly during the American Civil War (1861-1865), Winslow Homer returned to New York to begin a series of paintings and […]

The Journey Begins

Welcome to The Unintended Curator, where I hope you will enjoy a few stories about art, artists, and the creative process. If you like what you see, please feel free to share with your friends. […]