Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Mozart Minute Podcast: Mozart, Clotheshorse
In the fall of 1782 the recently married Mozart was struggling to make a living in Vienna as a freelance musician and composer.Â But as a letter to the Baroness von WaldstÃ¤tten tells us, Mozartâ€™s money problems didnâ€™t subvert his eye for finery.
Hereâ€™s a portion of Mozartâ€™s letter from Emily Andersonâ€™s translation, The Letters of Mozart and His Family:
â€œAs for the beautiful red coat, which attracts me enormously, please, please let me know where it is to be had and how much it costs â€“ for that I have completely forgotten, as I was so captivated by its splendor that I did not take note of its price.Â I must have a coat like that, for it is one that will really do justice to certain buttons which I have long been hankering after.Â I saw them once when I was choosing some for a suit.Â [â€¦] They were mother-of-pearl with a few white stones around the edge and a fine yellow stone in the center.Â Why is it, I wonder, that those who cannot afford it would like to spend a fortune on such articles, and those who can, do not do so?â€