Who was Everhard Jabach?

He’s such an obscure figure today that he doesn’t even warrant a Wikipedia entry — but he must have been Somebody, to have been the subject of this outsized painting by Charles LeBrun, court painter to King Louis XIV.  In 2014, at the time of its acquisition, Thomas P. Campbell, then-Director of the Metropolitan Museum of […]

Discover the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

An important museum in it’s art historical niche, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in Santa Fe NM, holds the premier collection in the world of contemporary art by Native American, First Nations and other Indigenous peoples. Read how Native artists contribute to mainstream art movements — without losing touch with their diverse cultural traditions. […]

San José Bell — Cast of Copper and Silver and Gold

San Jose Bell

In the oldest church in America is the San José Bell, said to have been commissioned in Spain in 1356. It was virtually undamaged when it crashed 50 feet to the ground from the bell tower in 1872. A miracle? Or just a superb metal alloy? […]

Discover the Oldest Church in the U.S. — San Miguel Chapel, Santa Fe, NM

The Oldest Church in the US

The Oldest Church in the US reminds us that, although ours may not be as “fancy” as the great cathedrals of the Middle Ages or the Baroque churches of the Catholic Reformation, the stories they tell of generations past are equally fraught with sacrifice and suffering, hope and faith. […]