May 26, 1896~ Coronation of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna [May 14 OS]

The Coronation of Emperor Nicholas II at the Dormition Cathedral
of the Moscow Kremlin on 14/26 May 1896 by Laurits Tuxen

1898 / Oil on canvas / 26”x34 1/2” / The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Love & War~ May 26

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May 25, 1968~ The Gateway Arch in Saint Louis is dedicated

Gateway Arch designed by Eero Saarinen

Completed 1965 / Carbon steel interior, stainless steel exterior / 630’h. / West bank, Mississippi River, St. Louis, MO

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Love & War~ May 25

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson: Born May 25, 1878

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/25~

May 23, 1911~ Dedication of The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library Lions by Edward Clark Potter

1911 / Pink Tennessee marble / 72”x144” / The New York Public Library

Birthing the New York Public Library Lions~

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Love & War~ May 23

Margaret Wise Brown: Born May 23, 1910

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/23~

May 21, 1972~ Michelangelo’s Pietà in Rome is damaged by a vandal

The Vatican Pietà by Michelangelo Buonarroti

1498–1499 / Carrara marble / 68.5”x76.8”x27.2” / St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

PIETA RESTORED: British Movietone, 11/06/1972~

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Love & War~ May 21

Norma Bassett Hall, American printmaker: Born May 21, 1889

Fats Waller: Born May 21, 1904

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/21~

May 20, 1883~ Krakatoa’s first activity in 200+ years; eruptions turn deadly August 26

Atmospheric effects of the Krakatoa eruption by William Ascroft (1832-1914, British)

Chromolithographic reproduction of pastel sketches; used as front piece for “The Eruption of Krakatoa, and Subsequent Phenomena:
Report of the Krakatoa committee of the Royal Society (1888)” / 11 3/5”x8 1/2” / Houghton Library, Harvard University

Clouds Like Blood: How a 19th-Century Volcano Changed the Color of Sunsets~

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Love & War~ May 20

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/20~