Well on my way to new heights of nervousness, “How Cities Happened: The Agincourt Project” is about to open at the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead—on Friday, 09 November 2018. Some components are complete (though not enough); others are close. My problem is always this: What you see on the walls isn’t all that I had hoped to put there. Happily, several important new elements are being crafted even as I type this.
I can truthfully say that the stars are in alignment, for today is the actual 603rd anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. So here for your viewing pleasure is Donato Giancola’s “Battle of Agincourt, 25 October 1415.” And for you who follow the church kalendar and honor the feast days of the Saints, this is the feast of Saints Crispin and Crispinian, patrons of cobblers and more recently of the bondage community—it’s all a leather thing, if you get my drift.
Have a good one. And please do come on either Friday, 09 November or Sunday afternoon, 11 November for the festivities. There’ll be a Gallery Talk on Sunday at about 2:00 p.m. by Howard Tabor if he can drive up; otherwise, it will be me.