The Wonders of Portraits – Bringing the Departed Back to Life

This month The Filson is celebrating the publication of a new portrait book by Estill Curtis Pennington, Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, 1802-1920. This book is a comprehensive overview, encompassing both a cultural chronology and biographies of significant portrait artists. For anyone deeply affected by either art, history, or both, Lessons in Likeness […]

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Filson Reviews: Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”

Since the early 1940’s, World War II has spawned a massive battery of films, both documentary and narrative-based.  This proves, at least in the world of motion pictures, that the historical milestone that is World War II continues to be one of the most entertaining (and profitable) platforms on which to base a film. The most recent WWII film is […]

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