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Hemingway and Faulkner in twentieth century literature. Frank Lloyd Wright and I.M. Pei in architecture. The romanticism of Andrew Wyeth and the innovation of Andy Warhol. We’re proud to celebrate the accomplishments of Americans in the arts.

The Arts: Norman Rockwell

Posted by on Jun 12, 2009 in Artists, The Arts | 1 comment

Let’s get this over with first: Norman Rockwell is a serious artist. Sure, he created most of his works for commercial purposes. Yes,...

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The Arts: Roy Lichtenstein

Posted by on Jun 2, 2009 in Artists, The Arts | Comments Off on The Arts: Roy Lichtenstein

Artists see things differently than you and I. It may seem that capturing a realistic scene on canvas is the ultimate accomplishment, but...

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Architecture: Empire State Building

Posted by on May 13, 2009 in Architecture, The Arts | 1 comment

You can’t talk about the Empire State Building without being startled by the sheer scale of the thing. It’s almost a quarter of...

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The Arts: Robert Frost

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009 in The Arts, Writers | 1 comment

Who’s the greatest American poet? Experts might nominate Longfellow … Dickinson … Whitman … Cummings. I’d no...

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Kid Stuff: Dr. Seuss

Posted by on Apr 21, 2009 in Kids Stuff, The Arts | 1 comment

Interesting fact 1: The father and grandfather of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) were both brewmasters. You don’t think those fanciful...

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The Arts: Fallingwater

Posted by on Apr 7, 2009 in Architecture, The Arts | Comments Off on The Arts: Fallingwater

It was the perfect marriage of client and architect. The Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh appreciated modern art and architecture, and owned a...

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The Arts: Elmore Leonard

Posted by on Apr 5, 2009 in The Arts, Writers | Comments Off on The Arts: Elmore Leonard

Some of you just said, “Whomore What?” Well, if you don’t know Elmore Leonard, allow me to make the introduction. Meet...

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