Publications

ART, ART HISTORY and CRITICISM

Sculpture Review Magazine

  • Figures from the Earth: Ceramic Sculpture, vol LIX, no 3, fall 2010
  • Capital Sculpture: L’Enfant’s Design for Washington D.C., vol LIX, no 1, spring 2010
  • Preserving Our Heroes, The Monuments of Gettsyburg National Military Park, vol LVIII, no 2, summer 2009
  • Music and Sculpture: A Survey, vol LVII, no 4, winter 2008
  • The Visible Nude: Artists and Foundries Speak about Public Sculpture, vol LVII, no 2, summer 2008
  • Archetype and Allegory: Marino Marini’s Horses and Riders, vol LV, no 2, summer 2006
  • Sculpture through the Lens, vol LIV, no 4, winter 2005
  • An Abundance of Life: The Morton Swinsky Collection, vol LIV, no 1, spring 2005
  • Deborah Butterfield’s Horses: Allegories of the Spirit, vol LIII, no 3, fall 2004
  • Sculpture as the Union of Art and Craft, vol LIII, no 1, spring 2004
  • Polychromy: Color in Modern Figural Sculpture, vol LII, no 3, fall 2003
  • Taking Chisel and Hammer to Stone: some thoughts on marble sculpture since 1950, vol LI, no 1, spring 2002
  • Distance, Detail and the Apprehension of Reality: The Sculpture of Alberto Giacometti, vol L, no 3, fall 2001

National Gallery of Art publications

  • Art Works from the West Building: A Self-Guided Tour for Children and their Families, 1994
  • Shapes and Patterns: East Building, National Gallery of Art, A Self-Guided Tour for Children and their Families, 1992
  • Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration. A self-guided tour for children ages 6-12 and their parents, 1992
  • The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from the Corning Museum: A self-guided tour for children ages 6-10 and their parents, 1990


GENERAL INTEREST

“The Wavles of Berkshire, Tioga County, New York,” Berkshire: The Town and People We Remember, Berkshire, New York: RH Books, 2014

The Origins of Everything: Digging Into the Beginnings of Things, Armchair Reader series, Chicago: Publications International Ltd., 2009. Essays: “An Eggscellent Easter Tradition,” “Portrait of Oils,” “The Diabolical Fork,” “Too Big to Be True,” “Pariahs: A People Apart,” “A ‘Fitting’ Solution: The Origin of Jugsaw Puzzles,” “In Defense of Animal Rights,”  “With This Ring, I Thee Wed”

Daily Dose of Knowledge, Chicago: Publications International Ltd., 2008. Essays: Aggripina; Bernini and Borromini; the pigeon Cher Ami; Christopher Wren; Cubism; Dada; Honoré Daumier; the Fibonacci Series; Francisco Goya; intaglio prints; Jackson Pollock; Lewis Hine; Édouard Manet’s Olympia; Matthew Brady; Michelangelo; Claude Monet’s Waterlilies; Pablo Picasso’s Guernica; Auguste Rodin’s Gates of Hell; The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; T-O maps; the Unicorn Tapestries; Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin at Arles; Diego Velazquez’s Maid’s of Honor

“The Last One,” OSHER at JHU Journal,vol 18, no 2,  fall/winter 2008

“Chasing Pop’s Ambulance,” Bostonia, The Alumni Quarterly of Boston University, no 1, spring 2006

“A Letter to my Son,” September Eleven: Maryland Voices, Baltimore: Baltimore Writers Alliance, 2002

“Crusades,” September Eleven: Maryland Voices, Baltimore: Baltimore Writers Alliance, 2002

The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Going West–in lovely Mass., Sunday Travel Section, October 2, 2005
  • Gîte: Home away from home, Sunday Travel Section, January 30, 2005
  • Love, Venice and pigeons, too, Sunday Travel Section, March 7, 2004
  • With childhood book as a guide, Ireland trip becomes a reality, Sunday Travel Section, July 6, 2003
  • French connections span generations, Sunday Travel Section, July 14, 2002

The Baltimore Sun


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

New York Times

The Baltimore Sun

The Aegis, Harford County, Maryland

Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Credibility and biases, November 15, 1999

Vanity Fair magazine

  • On “The Battle for Picasso” by Milton Esterow (strife among the heirs), Summer 2016
  • On the architect Richard Meier, June 1997

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott (Fountas-Pinnell level T, grade 6), 2009

Macmillan/Mc-Graw Hill Leveled Readers

  • Bicycle Metals (grade 2), 2008

Scott Foresman Reading Street Leveled Readers

  • The Inspiration of Art (5.3.2 advanced), 2007
  • The Chicago American Giants (5.1.4 below level), 2007
  • The Rosetta Stone and the Secret of Hieroglyphics (4.4.4 below level), 2007

Scott Foresman Social Studies Leveled Readers

  • Looking at Prehistory (6.1 A below level), 2006
  • Discovering the Old Stone Age (6.1 B on level), 2006
  • What Archeology Tells Us About Prehistory (6.1 C advanced), 2006
  • His Name Was Amerigo (5.2 A below level), 2006
  • Vespucci Sails for America (5.2 B on level), 2006
  • Exploring with Amerigo Vespucci (5.2 C advanced), 2006
  • St. Augustine, Our First City (Florida 4.2 B on level), 2006
  • St. Augustine and Florida’s Spanish Heritage (Florida 4.2 C advanced), 2006

Through the Eyes of an American ‘Ambulancier’,” Learning Through History, vol 3, issue 6, 2005 (“The Great War”)


EDUCATION AND READING INSTRUCTION

Writing the Critical Analysis 1: Description (2015). Youtube video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPrn7dfYFPp3rd0uyT1vToQ

Writing the Critical Analysis 2: Analysis (2015). Youtube video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPrn7dfYFPp3rd0uyT1vToQ

Writing the Critical Analysis 3: Interpretation (2015). Youtube video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPrn7dfYFPp3rd0uyT1vToQ

Writing the Critical Analysis 4: Putting It All Together (2015). Youtube video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPrn7dfYFPp3rd0uyT1vToQ

“Image to Word: Art and Creative Writing by Kathleen Walsh Piper” (review), The WAC Journal (Writing Across the Curriculum), vol 15, 2004

“Finally, a Book That Is Really About Looking at Art!,” (review of Art Fraud Detective by Anna Nilsen), CUT & PASTE, Elementary & Secondary Edition, a publication of The MASTER Teacher®,  vol 3, no 7, September 2002

Feeling Good for Good Reason,” CUT & PASTE , Elementary & Secondary Edition, a publication of The MASTER Teacher®,  vol 3, no 7, September 2002