Monday at the Museum: Taking Tea at the Met

Monday seems like the perfect day of the week to dive down the proverbial rabbit hole, perhaps into a museum's collection. There are plenty of items awaiting individual discovery, like these eleven tea-related objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. First, a tea service by Eero Saarinen's father, Eliel. This futuristic set would sit pretty …

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How Backwoods North Carolina Became the Frontier of the Avant-Garde

What do Robert De Niro's dad, Cy Twombly, and Robert Rauschenberg have in common? If you answered "Black Mountain College," you'd be correct. They and many other artistic greats of the mid-20th century attended or taught at the progressive institution created by four educators who were dismissed from Rollins College for their unconventional teachings and …

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