Particulars of Ashley B.

I'm a slightly amazing person who studies Museum Studies in Washington D.C., loves museums, shopping, water bottles, children's book illustrations, my cats, inspirational quotes by brave people, art, history, movies. I am marginally committed to my blog WhiteHouseChina.
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sssammich:

upsettingshorts:

lohelim:

calyps-iswearimakemods:

upsettingshorts:

maryfoundnemo:

I’m officially naming this award season “the year stars stopped giving a fuck”

Far be it for me to dispute Cate Blanchett, or the larger point she’s making, but the guys are all wearing the same thing.  If the camera were to do that to the guys, it’d just be black pants over… and over…. and over…

I agree. In this particular case, it’s apples and oranges. Tuxes versus gowns. Photocopies versus unique work. Perhaps their real foul was not running the shot by her before hand.

I would like to point out, though, the salacious nature of the slow pan up a woman’s body. In this particular case, detail isn’t usually put on the hem of a dress (because no one wants to see hand beading or embroidery get dirty or ripped out by an errant stiletto), and a full-body shot would be better to showcase the drape and design of these beautiful gowns like in the fashion plate glossies. Starting at the bottom and slowly panning up dehumanizes women because you don’t see their faces until you’ve seen the rest of their bodies. Their identities don’t matter.

That’s a really good point, thank you.

#I’ve never seen such a calm exchange on tumblr

sssammich:

upsettingshorts:

lohelim:

calyps-iswearimakemods:

upsettingshorts:

maryfoundnemo:

I’m officially naming this award season “the year stars stopped giving a fuck”

Far be it for me to dispute Cate Blanchett, or the larger point she’s making, but the guys are all wearing the same thing.  If the camera were to do that to the guys, it’d just be black pants over… and over…. and over…

I agree. In this particular case, it’s apples and oranges. Tuxes versus gowns. Photocopies versus unique work. Perhaps their real foul was not running the shot by her before hand.

I would like to point out, though, the salacious nature of the slow pan up a woman’s body. In this particular case, detail isn’t usually put on the hem of a dress (because no one wants to see hand beading or embroidery get dirty or ripped out by an errant stiletto), and a full-body shot would be better to showcase the drape and design of these beautiful gowns like in the fashion plate glossies. Starting at the bottom and slowly panning up dehumanizes women because you don’t see their faces until you’ve seen the rest of their bodies. Their identities don’t matter.

That’s a really good point, thank you.

#I’ve never seen such a calm exchange on tumblr

(via stunt-witch)

whenyouworkatamuseum:

Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee Chair, has proposed that the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities be COMPLETELY AXED from the FY 15 federal budget.

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Oh yes he did.

Read up here for more information.

Take a few moments and contact your congressperson and let them know this is unacceptable. You can look up their contact info here

pamelaobx:

Omg so true

nypl:

In a recent blog post, Shelly Smith of NYPL’s Preservation Division describes how we keep the original Winnie-the-Pooh teddy bear that once belonged to Christopher Robin Milne, son of A. A. Milne, and the basis for the character Christopher Robin in the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh stories, safe and well tended.

You can currently find Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends on display in the exhibit The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, which has recently been extended to September 7, 2014 due to popular demand.

pbsamericanmasters:

In 1962, after her divorce from Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball became president of their company, Desilu Productions, making her the first woman to head a major Hollywood studio. 

pbsamericanmasters:

In 1962, after her divorce from Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball became president of their company, Desilu Productions, making her the first woman to head a major Hollywood studio.