Tales From the Vault

True Blue

Well, it’s been a while since our last Tales from the Vault — things behind the scenes at the museum have been busy with virtual gallery installations, cataloguing, updating collections databases, and matting and framing future exhibitions. Not that I haven’t been thinking about this column during this busy stretch, though. In fact, one item …

Soul Food

Pausing For Fall

During an ordinary year at Dickinson, this long weekend—the midpoint break of Fall Pause—would be full of movement and smiles. Students would go home for some well-deserved rest, travel with friends, or relax in the quiet on-campus. Now, with the semester online, any plans are uncertain—and the stress of midterms lingers on.   Are you …

Soul Food

Unintentional Art

Unintentional Art is a developing image and text based dialogue series that can be found across The Trout Gallery’s social media. The photo series was created by our 2020 Trout Gallery Student Assistants as an assignment in our Training Week. In teams, our students submitted different proposals for social media engagement. Danielle Paz, a Spanish …

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From The Educator's Desk Object Stories Uncategorized

Iran, Islam, and an Illumination: The Case of the Triangular Frame

In 1965 The Trout Gallery acquired a beautiful illuminated miniature featuring Ali, the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad.  Little was known of this miniature at the time, but in 2017 a visiting professor of Islamic Art approached The Trout Gallery about using the object in one of her classes.  During her session at The Gallery, she identified the …