October 10, 1935~ Porgy and Bess opens at the Alvin Theatre in NYC

Porgy and Bess, Embracing (detail)  by Kara Walker

2013 / Lithograph on Somerset paper / 15”x18” / Various, incl. Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC / Published by The Arion Press, San Francisco, as part of an additional suite of 4 lithographs to accompany the book “Porgy & Bess, The Libretto” by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin with 16 lithographs by Kara Walker

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Previous October 10 posts:

Autumn~ October 10

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/10~

October 3, 1648~ French poet, musician, academic, & artist Élisabeth Sophie Chéron is born

Likely Self Portrait by Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron

17th century / Oil on canvas / 17.5”x15.7” / Musée Condé, Chantilly, France

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Previous October 3 posts:

Autumn~ October 3

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/3~

September 26, 1934~ Passenger liner RMS Queen Mary is launched

Mural of North Atlantic by Max Gill

1935 / First Class Dining Room, RMS Queen Mary

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Max Gill painting RMS Queen Mary map, 1935~ https://mistymisschristy.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/painting.png
The First Class Dining Room~ https://www.sterling.rmplc.co.uk/visions/retain4.html

Previous September 26 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 26

Winsor McCay: Born September 26, 1867?

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/26~

August 21, 1911~ “Mona Lisa” stolen from the Louvre by an employee

Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo
by Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

c.1503–19 / Oil on poplar panel / 30”x21” / Musée du Louvre, Paris

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The Theft That Made The ‘Mona Lisa’ A Masterpiece~
https://www.npr.org/2011/07/30/138800110/the-theft-that-made-the-mona-lisa-a-masterpiece

Previous August 21 posts:

Self Portraits~August 21

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/21~

August 18, 1590~ Roanoke Colony Governor returns from England to find everyone has vanished

Indian Conjuror by John White

English artist and governor of the “Lost Colony”

1585-1593 / Watercolor over graphite, touched with white / 9 3/4”x6” / British Museum, London

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Previous August 18 posts:

Self Portraits~August 18

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/18~

July 16, 1956~ Last show under a “Big Top” for Ringling Bros. and Barnum + Bailey Circus

Top of the Tent by Esther Bruton

1930 / Drypoint / 8”x6” / Various, including National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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Previous July 16 posts:

Summer~ July 16

“Redes” released on July 16, 1936 (Mexico City)

Charles Sheeler: Born July 16, 1883

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/16~

July 14, 1853~ Opening of the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in NYC

Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations Medal
Johannes Adam Simon Oertel (designer) / Charles Cushing Wright (manufacturer)

1853 / Metal: Bronze, Silver, or Copper / 2 1/4” diameter / Private & public collections, incl. Museum of the City of New York

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New York Crystal Palace 1853~ http://crystalpalace.visualizingnyc.org/

Previous July 14 posts:

Summer~ July 14

July 14, 1916~ The Dada Manifesto

100th anniversary of the Dada Manifesto~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/14~

Hispanic Artists~September 27

Archaeological Find #22: The Aftermath  by  Raphael Montañez Ortiz

1962 / Destroyed sofa (wood, cotton, vegetable fiber, wire, and glue) on wood backing
El Museo del Barrio, New York

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La Ascensión (The Ascension)  by  Graciela Iturbide

1984 / Gelatin silver photograph / 12”x8” / Various, incl. Brooklyn Museum