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Who Was Rosie The Riveter?

Imagery This Rosie the Riveter image is widely recognized as a symbol of female empowerment and the feminist movement. It was originally a poster made to encourage the newly working women at the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company during WWII. The poster was made by J. Howard Miller and was inspired by a photograph of … Continue reading Who Was Rosie The Riveter?

The Cloisters Museum in Manhattan: a Peaceful Retreat in Life and Art

The Cloisters Museum, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is an unusual oasis in the very northwest corner of Manhattan (Inwood). The museum is a collection of Medieval art and architecture highlighting the Romanesque and Gothic periods from ~1050 -1500.  Since the Catholic Church was the largest and richest power of the time, … Continue reading The Cloisters Museum in Manhattan: a Peaceful Retreat in Life and Art