Rebeccah Swerdlow

Rebeccah has loved arts and museums for as long as she can remember. From a young age, she has seen much of the world and its treasures and perspectives. She has always loved learning about other cultures, so she decided to pursue an undergraduate degree at Loyola University Maryland with a double major in History and Art History, with a focus on Ancient Greece and Rome. While finishing her degree, she completed a research fellowship and was published in the Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies. She has volunteered at her local historical society and the Baltimore Museum of Art and worked in her university gallery. She then received her Master’s degree at the University of Delaware in Art History where she also worked with curatorial teams for exhibits at the Winterthur Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts as well as the university’s gallery. Rebeccah has frequented museums and galleries in the DC area for years. When she isn’t in a museum, you can find her working in the library of the Naval Historic and Heritage Command while earning her certification from the Society of American Archivists. Rebeccah values history, culture, and learning with the highest degree.
Neoclassical Art
Rebeccah Swerdlow

Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss by Antonio Canova

Many myths inspire works of art throughout history, and this blog will focus on Cupid. Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss is a Neoclassical sculpture by Italian artist Antonio Canova Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss Psyche

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Offering to Ceres by Jacques Jordaens courtesy Museco del Prado
Classical Art
Rebeccah Swerdlow

A Closer Look at the Cornucopia

During the autumn and winter months, a part of the festive decor is the cornucopia.  This iconic object is associated with a plentiful bounty on the Thanksgiving table, but this décor has a fascinating visual

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Arch of Titus side view
Classical Art
Rebeccah Swerdlow

The Arch of Titus and Hanukka

Hannukah is the festival of lights and celebration of miracles, but it also commemorates some of Jerusalem’s military history. You can see some of Jerusalem’s history on one of the famous Roman triumphal arches: the

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Classical Art
Rebeccah Swerdlow

Hecate: The First Witch

Dating all the way back to ancient civilizations such as Egyptian, Greek, and Anatolian mythology, we associate a lot of the key attributes of witches to one goddess in particular: Hecate. Let’s take a closer

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Classical Art
Rebeccah Swerdlow

The Fresco at Villa of Livia Prima Porta

Our blog takes a look at one of the most popular Roman frescoes located at the villa of emperor Augustus’ wife, Livia Drusilla from circa 39 BCE. The Garden Room Frescoes have been moved from

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Classical Art
Rebeccah Swerdlow

The Bust of Nefertiti

Museums are filled with Ancient Egyptian artifacts of pharaohs from all over the world. Today, we will examine the Nefertiti Bust, and its complicated history. Nefertiti is not only an icon of feminine beauty, but

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