Announcing the Artist Membership

Artists have always had a special relationship with the Museum. This month we are proud to unveil a membership just for them. Click here for more information.

Photo: Marcel Duchamp in front of his “The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)” made in 1915–23 (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/ADAGP, Paris/Succession Marcel Duchamp)

RANT TIME

-RANT COMMENCE-

OKAY SO PHIL IS MY ANGEL AND FUCKING SHIT IF I HADN’T STUMBLED ACROSS HIS ACCOUNT WHEN I WAS SIX I WOULD PROBABLY NEVER HAVE MADE IT PAST 5-6TH GRADE
SO IF ANYONE EVER FUCKING ISULTS MY CHILD
THEY WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH ME AND DAN TOO
DAN IS ALSO MY CHILD BUT THATS A WHOLE OTHER RANT
 SO PHIL LESTER:
YOU MATTER
YOU MATTER TO ME,
TO DAN,
AND TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOUR FANGIRLS
IT DOEN’T MATTER HOW MANY OF US THERE ARE,
IT ONLY MATTERS HOW LOYAL WE ARE
AND IF ONE OF US MADE THAT PHOTO,
THEY ARE NOT LOYAL AND DO NOT DESERVE YOU,
YOU RAY OF FUCKING SUNSHINE
YOU BRIGHTEN EVERYONE’S DAYS WITH YOUR ODD EXPERIENCES AND FUNNY STORIES
YOU LITERALLY ARE THE THING KEEPING ME ALIVE.
YOU AND DAN AND FRANK AND MY BEST FRIENDS
NOW IT’S TRUE, I DON’T HAVE MANY FRIENDS
BUT DOES THAT STOP ME FROM CALLING YOU GUYS MY BEST FRIENDS?
HELL. NO.
YOU ARE THE MOST AMAZING (HEH) FRIEND I HAVE EVER HAD, PHILLY
AND I LOVE YOU TO PEICES

-rant over-

Suffering from the winter blues? We have the perfect antidote: a couple hours of drawing the largest collection of Rodin’s work outside Paris. Join us for Second Saturday Sketch at the cozy and warm Rodin Museum this weekend.

The Secret,” modeled 1910 by Auguste Rodin, cast 1925 by Alexis Rudier

Ready

Nothing about me is
ready.
The stammer of my heart,
my shaking breath,
even the tremor of my hands.
I am not.
But I look around:
I don’t see
what I need to see.
My world is filled
with half truths
and poorly designed delusions.
I am done:
with lying to myself,
to everyone around me.
Here we go.
I am
ready.

Letters & Pixels #19
PS Gear & Jon Wilkening

The statuesque subject of this painting, Anna, or Nanna, Risi was married to a cobbler in Rome when Sir Frederic Leighton painted this portrait of her. She would go on to become one of the most portrayed women of her time, modeling for numerous painters and sculptors, for whom she was the epitome of Roman beauty.

Portrait of a Roman Lady (La Nanna),” 1859, by Sir Frederic Leighton