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1989 Review

I have never been the biggest fan of Taylor Swift, but this album is pushing me to change my mind. “1989,” released October 27, 2014, reveals Swift’s musical transition from a sweet country singer to a rocking mainstream pop artist. The album contains expertly constructed, although sometimes slightly repetitive, tracks about getting over heartbreak and having fun. Reminiscent of the […]

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"Askew" by Roxy Paine. Photo by Melanie Langness.

The NC Art Museum: Part Three

I completed my indoor museum tour with a visit into the beautiful Rodin gallery. French 20th century sculptor Auguste Rodin created hundreds of bronze-cast sculptures, most modeled after the human body or the human experience. Rodin was an expert at capturing motion and emotion in still material. My personal favorite, “The Kiss,” captured a loving embrace between two infatuated youths. […]

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"Three Trees, Two Clouds" by John Beerman. Photo by Hannah Sermersheim.

The NC Art Museum: Part Two

The European Art Wing was absolutely massive and divided into smaller sub categories by country of artistic origin, and then further separated into time periods. I stepped into the Early Italian Art Section and saw dozens of paintings and reliefs that all looked pretty much the same. While all beautiful– full of bright red colors and almost glowing gold accents– […]

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Back view of the Rodin Garden. Photo by Melanie Langness.

The North Carolina Art Museum: Part One

On November 1 2014, I visited the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. I had been twice before on field trips and with a friend, but never before had I fully appreciated the beauty around me. The museum recently underwent a major renovation, and the beautiful new architecture is almost as interesting as what hangs on the white-curtained walls. […]

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