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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Friday, May 25, 2018

feed the kitty

https:\\collections.artsmia.org Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Though this springing kitty bank is fun to look at and probably more so to use, I sighed with disappointment when I noticed the Asian figure on the end.  This toy bank was made circa 1882 by Charles A. Bailey of Connecticut, and I know it reflects common images of the time - but the bank would have been far more beautiful without it.  So why did I post it?  Because a curator can't avoid the past, but she can offer it as an example of how much better to do from there.  Plus, I do like the cat itself.

1 comment:

parlance said...

The colours are gorgeous. And I agree that we need to look at the past with clear eyes. There's no use whitewashing how things were.