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 ForgottenDelights.com.

Every week I send out a list of three art-related suggestions (sample here). To join the Sunday Recommendations list (free!), email DuranteDianne@gmail.com.


Many thanks to my sponsors on Patreon at the $25 level: Marlana Opitz, Adam Reed, E.M. Allison, and Luis Salguero. Want to be added? See my Patreon page, where rewards include a fourth art-related recommendation every week, high-res image downloads (samples here), your name on this webpage 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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