By

Kathleen Stone
We bring our personal experiences to the art we see, hear and read.
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With Mother's Day close at hand, I am devoting this newsletter to mothers – mine, yours, all of ours.
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Current events should lead us to a new way of thinking about women's history.
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Thanks for reading my newsletter these last months, and for reading this one where I share the news that pub date is here.
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It's cold in Boston as I write and I'm feeling cooped up. Maybe you are too. I don't have a magic fix but I think books can help.
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Like quilts and blankets, the history of America is composed of many strands.
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Michelle Wu and Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson
This month, I'm sharing an article I wrote for MS Magazine. Here it is, as it appeared on November 11.
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Yesterday I voted in Boston's mayoral election where there were two candidates, both women. A little more than a century ago, this could not have happened -- neither me in the voting booth nor women on the ballot. Upstate New York had a lot to do with making it possible.
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Self-portrait with Bernardino Campi
This month, I'm talking about art again. Actually, a book about art, The Mirror and the Palette, by Jennifer Higgie, where she covers five hundred years of women's self-portraiture, a genre women have long practiced, even if mostly under the radar.
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The Rape of Europa painting by Titian
What would Titian do? With six of his paintings now on view at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, a bruhaha has arisen about how they should be presented to a contemporary audience. This leads me to wonder what Titian would do if he were among us today.
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