ABOUT Karen Jackson

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Karen Jackson is a freelance writer and the host and producer of "A Long Look," a podcast that offers listeners a better way to experience art. She writes about Italy-related museum exhibitions. Follow Karen's podcast on her website: https://alonglookpodcast.com

Renaissance Star Botticelli in Minneapolis

A once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of Botticelli is taking place at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Botticelli and Renaissance Florence brings together works by the renowned master from the Uffizi Gallery and antiquities from Mia’s collection to illustrate the profound influence the cultures of ancient Greece and classical Rome […]

Synthetic Nature Meets the Bucolic Hudson River Valley 

An exhibition at Magazzino Italian Art in New York’s scenic Hudson River Valley showcases the ecological art of Piero Gilardi. Gilardi, a member of the radical Arte Povera movement in the 1960s, began creating a series of “nature carpets” in response to Rachel’s Carson’s Silent Spring. The goal […]

A man looks at painting hanging in a gallery

The Magic of Murano Glass at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Above: Installation photography of Sargent, Whistler and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2021, Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum; Photo by Albert Ting. Washington DC_The Smithsonian American Art Museum revisits Venice at the turn of the 20th-century in Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: […]

A portrait of Dante in profile appears in 4 film cels and tinted orange, red, purple and blue.

Georgetown University And The Embassy Of Italy Celebrate Italian Innovation

A Day with Dante On March 25, the Department of Italian at Georgetown University and the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington DC will celebrate Dantedì, a day commemorating the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s journey through the afterlife.  They will present a webinar, Dantedì: A Day with Dante […]

Painting of winged lion resting one paw on an open book. Part of the Venetian skyline is visible behind him.

Washington DC to Welcome Venetian Artist Vittore Carpaccio

The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has announced a major retrospective of Venice’s beloved artist, Vittore Carpaccio. The exhibition, Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice will run from November 20, 2022 – February 12, 2023 and is the first retrospective of his work outside Italy.  […]