Color Field Exhibition and other Installations at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, North-West Arkansas

Color Field was an exhibition on display at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, from June 1st to September 30th 2019. It consisted of outdoor sculptures and installations located in the beautiful landscape of the Ozark forest. Of the installations of interest we mention: Amanda Ross-Ho, 'The Character and Shape of Illuminated Things (Facial…

Ruins of the Ancient City of Tomis, near Pontus Euxinus (the Black Sea)

Tomis was a city, most probably built around the 7th century, B.C, by Greek inhabitants of the city of Miletus (located in nowadays Anatolian area). It was first mentioned in recorded history by Memnon of Heraclea Pontis in the context of a war between the Byzantines and the settlers of the nearby city of Callatis…

The Museum of Sculpture ‘Ion Jalea’, in Constanța, Romania

Ion Jalea (jale means mourning in Romanian) lived between 1887-1983 and was a Romanian sculptor of realist leanings with marked Romantic influences. Jalea was born and spent his childhood close to the seaside, in an area known as Dobrudja (in a little village near the Danube Delta National Park). His gift for art was encouraged…

The Mansion of Princess Ljubica in Belgrade, Serbia

Princess Ljubica (1785-1843), by her maiden name, Ljubica Vukomanović, was the daughter of a wealthy Serbian owner and the wife of Prince Miloš Obrenović (1783-1860), the ruler of Serbia and the founder of the Obrenović dynasty, which ruled Serbia for most of the 19th century. Underlying Obrenović's aim as a ruler of Serbia, namely the…

The Headquarters House in Fayetteville (North-West Arkansas, USA)

The Headquarters House is a charming little house located in the historical district of Fayetteville, a college city that hosts one of the important campuses of the Arkansas University, on East Dickson Street at no. 118. Built in 1853 in Greek Revival style, and sporting a lovely Rose Garden which accommodates twelve rose varieties specific…

Small-town US: Bentonville, North-West Arkansas

As the article's title mentions, Bentonville is a city located in the north-western part of the state of Arkansas. It attracts the attention of the visitor with its small, red-brick buildings, accessorised with black awnings. Brick is a common construction material in the area due to the existence of red clay in the county that…

The Prairie Life Museum in Stuttgart, Arkansas-USA

The central-eastern part of the state of Arkansas* is connected to the Arkansas Delta, a swampy fertile land for rice cultivation and a habitat of various waterfowl, of which ducks have been iconic. Arkansas Delta is located in the area of the Mississippi River, and it is a sub-region of the Grand Prairie, along parts…

Defying the Wall: Stories of People who Escaped Communist Germany (GDR) as Recounted by the Wall Museum in Berlin, at Checkpoint Charlie

The word wall itself, regardless of the contexts in which we come across it (e.g. the music of Pink Floyd, the writing of the Austrian author Liane Moriarty, Trump's administration controversy over building a fence border with Mexico), refers primarily to the extensive enclosure that was built in August 1961 in Eastern Berlin, with the…

Open Society Bywords, Flying Pigs, Bird Feeders, Doggy Weathervanes, Little Libraries-Small Decorations which Give Charm to a Small American Town

Fayetteville, a small town located in the North-Western part of Arkansas, the USA, abounds in attractive houses but also in decorations and other details that give a special note to this student town, seat of one of the most important campuses of the University of Arkansas. As shown in the pictures below, houses designed in…