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AUDIO TOUR: The Hanslick Girls Review The Thorne Miniature Rooms

On February 16, 2015, the Hanslick Girls debut in their very first review, of Vertigo Productions’ The Alligators, at Northwestern. Now, to celebrate their five-year anniversary, they’re leaving the page and traveling out into the real world! Below you will find a recorded audio tour of the Thorne Miniature Rooms, a permanent exhibit at the […]

Models Of The Age: Emma Stebbins’ “Machinist” and “Machinist’s Apprentice”

“You ever have those art pieces that you just sorta wander back to every time you’re here?” Dania asked.

“Like a favorite?” Eleanor said.

“Not necessarily a favorite,” Dania murmured, as they descended into the courtyard of marble statues that marked the beginning of the “American Art Before 1900” wing. “Just one that you like and you always go back to to each time you’re here. I don’t know if its any good, but it’s… a nice sculpture, I guess?”

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Our Iconic Art: Katsushika Hokusai’s “Beneath The Wave Off Kanagawa”

Meet the Hanslick Girls: Gwen, Eleanor and Dania. Created by writer Zach Barr, they are a trio of friends who are always out experiencing the best of entertainment. Be it plays, films, concerts, exhibits, or games, they’ve learned that the arts are best when experienced together. They may not have the same opinions, but their conversations tend to make for an entertaining read. This week, the Girls dove into one of the most famous oceanic images from the art world. Let’s listen in on their conversation…


“It’s over here!”


“Japanese Art, obviously.”

“Okay, got it, got it.”

The girls bounded down the stairs, Eleanor in the lead. She walked quickly into the thin hallway for Japanese Art, and had barely made it more than a dozen steps into the gallery before stopping. She wormed around an elderly couple to get a better look into the glass case embedded in the wall.

“That’s it,” she said. “It’s over here, guys!”

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