Sunday, June 3, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Western or Central India, Shiva Ardhanarishvara (The Lord Whose Half is Woman) at the Allentown Art Museum, 1400s, sandstone. Gift of Peter J. and Caroline S. Koblenzer, 2009.
The most popular art news post this week was the Hindu art collection at Allentown Art Museum in Pennsylvania. It was five times more popular than any other news story. This happened during a week when the Dallas Museum of Art acquired Derick Baegert's "The Descent from the Cross" (1480-1490); Patrick McGrath Muñiz was announced as our INSPIRE ME! Artist of the Month; and Robert Indiana was the previous week's news of the week. Even a 2011 post on Hindu artist Teresa Mas made the list of most popular reads this week, and only one Christian news story, the Vatican chapels made the top 10. As an art news blog about all-religious art, this is both unusual, and also exciting that Allentown's Hindu art collection is the news of the week. [More]

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