I went to the Staten Island museum because I really wanted to see @bluerhinostudio’s Mastodon reconstruction. I managed to get there right during their free admission time which was nice. Quite the mix of stuff like specimens, artifacts and landscape paintings, good if you want to draw a bunch of random stuff.
“All things do not die. False is the prophet who claims that whatever is born soon must die. The mind is a rich reservoir whence memories flow from one generation to another in perpetual stream. It is true that times and tastes change, but a thing of beauty is an everlasting joy. The glory of the past relives in the present; the memory of a singer remains in the heart of Man."
"Fate, it seems, spins its web before the very eyes of a man though he cannot understand its pattern.”
Two quotes from a book in our collection, Italians - Past and Present. This treasure was sitting on a shelf collecting dust until it was found.