New Patreon level at $2/month: “First Sunday” recommendations

Conservatory Gate, Central Park, New York. Photo copyright © 2019 Dianne L. Durante

I’ve added a new $2/month reward tier on Patreon: a gateway to a garden of delights. At this level, you’ll receive four art-related recommendations on the first Sunday of every month. Join me in discovering art that’s inspiring, thought-provoking, skillfully executed, and/or beautiful.

My Patreon home page now offers comments from supporters explaining what they get from being on the Sunday Recommendations list. Some samples:

  • Just have to tell you that I continue to enjoy very much much of the art, leads, etc., that you send my way. I don’t get to peruse it as often as I’d like, but when I do – boy, it does me a world of good. — Tara Smith, professor at U. Texas – Austin
  • Just a quick note to say that, while I don’t always respond to your mailings, I always enjoy hearing your thoughts on art. — Michael Wilkinson, sculptor
  • I devour and love each of your postings. — Rand Scholet, founder of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society
  • Once again, Dianne, you’ve made my Sunday better, more brilliant, more beautiful. More interesting. Thank you. — Steve B.
  • Here’s one thought I’ve been meaning to send you, something I often think when I read your posts: You have created a most amazing career—looking for, researching and writing about beautiful and heroic creations. What an inspiring example for any child, and what a boon to all of your readers! Thank you so much for sharing these great values. — Catherine D.

It means a great deal to me to have people indicate with cold, hard cash that they value what I produce. Your support energizes me as I search for the kind of art we love. Join me on a quest to make your life and mine more enjoyable!

NOTE: If you prefer not to use Patreon, we can arrange an annual payment by other means. Email me at to discuss.

About Dianne L. Durante

I constantly seek out art that's inspiring, thought-provoking, skillfully executed, and/or beautiful so I can share it (in jargon-free language) with others who need and enjoy such art, but don't have time to search for it themselves. As an independent scholar, writer, and lecturer, I focus on art history and history, with forays into food, history, politics, and publishing. My most recent projects are three volumes on Alexander Hamilton, From Portraits to Puddles, Central Park: The Early Years, Innovators in Sculpture (a survey of 5,000 years of art in 2 hours), and videoguide apps by Guides Who Know. Click on the Books & Essays tab for a list of all books. For upcoming projects, see my Patreon page.

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