Golden Glory by Christina Marini

At the Frick Museum, I particularly enjoyed the religious pieces. The one that caught my attention was the crucifixion of Jesus, especially since I went during the liturgical season of Lent and approaching Easter. The golden colors brought the picture to life. Jesus was the center of this image and this demonstrated the importance and priority that He should take in the lives of those who believe. … More Golden Glory by Christina Marini

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Modern Deity by Meghan Bennett

The foil began at the edges of your eyes.

I don’t know how it got there, or where it came from, if it’s organic or inorganic or even explainable by science but there it is, this gold crinkly stuff, stuck to the outsides of your eyes and slowly spreading down your cheeks, like golden tears, like a rash. Our classmates think it’s a fashion statement, a Nylon editorial imitation, but I follow you into the bathroom and watch you try to pick it off and you can’t, it’s like skin. … More Modern Deity by Meghan Bennett

critique by Lauren Tavares

I stop. I stare. This is not what we do. This is not how we dance. Her arms shouldn’t be held like that. Straight out, then soften the elbows a bit, round your palms and turn them in. Your arms should not be bent downwards. Elbows to the sky, ladies, elbows to the sky. Turn your arms into bird’s wings and fly. Why are you smiling? No smiling in ballet. We are pleasant, we are neutral, we are here to be seen and admired but not noticed. … More critique by Lauren Tavares

The Frick Museum Does Not Allow Photographs by Satish Reginald

No photographs allowed in the museum.
No way to save what you’re seeing.
Never will you view these paintings again,
for once you leave here the experience ends.

But take a look at those around you,
who you share this museum with.
Not just your friends but strangers too,
only here for a little bit. … More The Frick Museum Does Not Allow Photographs by Satish Reginald