Bruce Coville | AuthorA New Daguerreotype of Emily Dickinson? | Dickinson Electronic ArchivesUPDATE: On September 4, 2013, the Collector who discovered it deposited the 1859 daguerreotype at Amherst College Special Collections. He received no money for doing so, but signed a deposit agreement, and also agreed that the daguerreotype could and should undergo further testing. Anyone who wishes to see the daguerreotype should contact Amherst College Special Collections directly at or at (413) 542-2299. A cultural palimpsest of our emotions, desires, opinions, and literary histories, the image of a teenage 'Emily Dickinson' has presided over this international icon. The Dickinson Electronic Archives 2 is a scholarly environment showcasing the possibility of interdisciplinary and collaborative research and exploring the potential of the digital environment to reveal new interpretive material, cultural, historical, and theoretical contexts.
Rick RiordanKevin HenkesDavid Shannon | | Author & IllustratorMatt Christopher | The #1 Sports Writer for KidsPatricia PolaccoBooks About Fine Art ArchivesI am passionate about art, and I believe that if our kids can tell Dora from Diego they can tell Picasso from Matisse. So even if like me you are in a small town without easy access to masterpieces you can share it with your children through books. These picture books about art are a great way to expose your kids to famous works of art , the lives of artists and even to a little geography all without having to leave your house. If you want to channel these famous artists and make some of your own versions of their masterpieces check out 15 Fine Art Projects For Kids. Touch the Art: Brush Mona Lisa’s Hair by Julie Appel and Amy Guglielmo is the inspiration for this post and my son’s new found love of Renaissance Art. Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent de Brunhoff is one of my favorite art books for kids. Georgia’s Bones by Jen Bryant won’t expose your child to much of the artists work but it will give your child a sense of who she was and what inspired her. Action Jackson ABC Pop! Museum Trip