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Posts by Gwen Strauss, page 4

  1. 20 Mar
    Tue / 2012
    Andria Derstine in reflects on her residency... Being a Brown Foundation Fellow at the Dora Maar House is a magnificent experience, both professionally and personally. My project involves research and writing on 24 paintings and drawings given to the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) by the mid-20th-century art collectors Enid and Joseph Bissett, including multiple works by Dubuffet, Matisse, Modigliani, Miró, and Chagall, among others. While I expected this month to be...

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  2. 15 Mar
    Thu / 2012
    Our mayor recently dedicated the municipal library to one of Ménerbes famous residents, the writer Francois Nourissier. The event included a star-studded visit from four members of the Academie Goncourt and a lavish meal featuring truffles at La Maison de la Truffe et du Vin (Ménerbes’ house of truffles and wine). The Prix Goncourt is France’s most prestigious literary award.  The ten life-time members are writers and usually former laureates of the...

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  3. 05 Mar
    Mon / 2012
    Spring is in the air because today we welcomed our first fellows of the year, Brian Chikwava and Andria Derstine to the artist’s residency program Brian Chikwava is an African writer from Zimbabwe, currently living in London and Andria Derstine is curator at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College in Ohio.  For the lucky few who have been Brown Foundation Fellows in the past, you will surely remember the thrill...

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