History

James Van Der Zee photos comes home

He was born in a house on Hubbard Street when Hubbard Street was still a dirt road. He remembered early years in a large, warm family. Around him, people were always  sketching and drawing, singing and playing instruments. He played the piano and the violin, but the instrument that made his name known around the world…

Skywatching at Hopkins Observatory

The sky never gets dark in Washington D.C. Growing up, Rebecca Durst would tug her father onto the sidewalk to look for the five stars bright enough to show against the city lights. Two years ago she went to New Zealand to observe Pluto’s shadow in starlight. In the summer after her Sophomore year at…

Sculpture and signal boxes

Walking around North Bennington and the North Bennington Sculpture Show on a July afternoon …