To the Man After the Harrow by Patrick Kavanagh

To the Man After the Harrow by Patrick Kavanagh

Now leave the check-reins slack, The seed is flying far today – The seed like stars against the black Eternity of April clay. This seed is potent as the seed Of knowledge in the Hebrew Book, So drive your horses…

In Silence by Thomas Merton

In Silence by Thomas Merton

Be still.Listen to the stones of the wall.Be silent, they tryto speak your name.Listento the living walls. Who are you?Whoare you? Whosesilence are you? Who (be quiet)are you (as these stonesare quiet). Do notthink of what you arestill less ofwhat…

Goldfinch

Stranger by Thomas Merton (Excerpt)

When no one listens To the quiet trees When no one notices The sun in the pool. Where no one feels The first drop of rainOr sees the last star Or hails the first morning Of a giant world Where…

Peace Prayer of St. Francis

Peace Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness,…

Q&A: How can I ask better questions about works of art?

Q&A: How can I ask better questions about works of art?

A reader wonders how they can ask higher level questions about the works of art they study.

Q&A: Do you have any tips for new graduate students? How can I manage impostor syndrome?

Q&A: Do you have any tips for new graduate students? How can I manage impostor syndrome?

A new graduate student seeks suggestions on managing graduate study and impostor syndrome.

Q&A: Should I pursue an M.A. in Museum Studies, or a Certificate Program?

Q&A: Should I pursue an M.A. in Museum Studies, or a Certificate Program?

A reader seeks advice on whether obtaining a terminal M.A. or a one-year Certificate in Museum Studies is the better financial option.

Q&A: I want to study art history at the graduate level, but feel unprepared. What should I do?

Q&A: I want to study art history at the graduate level, but feel unprepared. What should I do?

A reader who wants to study art history at the graduate level but feels intellectually unprepared asks for advice on their next steps.

Q&A: What information about works of art need to be memorized?

Q&A: What information about works of art need to be memorized?

A reader asks what information about works of art need to be remembered for art history coursework.

Q&A: As an American student, should I attend a one-year grad program in the UK?

Q&A: As an American student, should I attend a one-year grad program in the UK?

A reader asks for my thoughts on attending one-year graduate programs in the UK as an American student.

Q&A: Should I do my Art History MA at Christie's or Hunter's?

Q&A: Should I do my Art History MA at Christie’s or Hunter’s?

A reader asks for advice on whether they should pursue their art history MA at Christie’s or Hunter College.