Wharton Esherick & Wendell Castle, c.1965
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will exhibit 28 ofrendas created by local artists from Friday, Oct. 24, to Sunday, Nov. 2. An ofrenda (offering) is an essential part of the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) holiday, a day to remember and honor the memory of deceased loved ones.
Here is a sample from our collection of fine bindings that have been designed and executed by Bill Anthony, first conservator in Iowa’s Conservation Department! This 1898 copy of Andrew Lang’s Ballads and Lyrics of Old France has been bound in exposed, stained oak boards with white alum-tawed goatskin. [xfZ269.3 F55 A5 v.26]
You thought your job was tedious. Try counting the rings on a 235 year old tree.
© The Field Museum, CSB50445.
Museum Security Guard counting rings on Scots pine, pinus sylvestris Northern Pine specimen on exhibit. Age of this tree 235 years, Height 100 feet, Russia.
Wonderful chair design at The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.