Category: Art

Thoughts about Art

Curiously Collecting Art

Some years ago, while visiting the home of an older art collector to view his small but beautiful collection of 18th century Northern European landscape paintings, I became curious about his motivation to collect art. […]

Let It Snow

In many unseen ways, the portion of earth we experience as children plays a primary role in shaping and defining us as adults. We grow navigating the contours of our environment, exploring its features, and […]

What Is Art?

Enter “What is art?” into any search engine and a multitude of similarly worded statements will appear. Ask a group of ninth graders the same question, as I do several time each year, and the […]

Famous Footwear

Deep within the Culver Art Collection, past the many portraits and landscapes, among a group of boxes of cultural artifacts, are several pairs of footwear. They are not by any haute culture designer, nor do […]

Outsider, Folk or Naïve Art: What are we talking about?

Last month, a rural auction in Syracuse, Indiana, disbursed a private collection of thirty-nine paintings by Old Order Mennonite artist Emma Schrock. Schrock, known as the “Grandma Moses of Northern Indiana,” painted actively from 1964 […]

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 […]

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. […]