As an art historian I’m a passionate amateur. I love looking at art, thinking about art, and helping other people have a blast looking at it, too. I offer private tours of New York City art, post regularly on art-related topics (see the Obsessions tag cloud at lower right), and have a stack of books and essays on Amazon, this site, and my original site, ForgottenDelights.com. For weekly and monthly goodies, check out my Patreon page.


Many thanks to my sponsors on Patreon at the $25 level: Marlana Opitz and Adam Reed. Want to be added? See my Patreon page, where rewards include extra art recommendations, high-res image downloads, your name on this site or in my next book, and a one-on-one tour.

What shall we talk about?

Here are the sort of questions that fascinate me:

Come on a tour and ask all the questions you like!

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