While searching for images to use in my pilot study I found heaps of recreations of this painting, 'American Gothic', by Grant Wood. It was completed in 1930 and entered in a competition at the Art Institute of Chicago, where it is still today. I thought it would be fun to have another daily series of pictures on here (like the great stuff at Christmas!). It will be a very light hearted look at how art influences others and how it provokes others to respond in their own way.
The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.