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Just follow Albert Einstein’s suggestion …

 “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” To encourage those whose creative spirit is on the rise this new year, the Melchers Museum Shop may have just the thing to push you on your way…wonderful books that can be your source for those secrets of creativity.   Simon Jennings two titles, The New Artist’s […]

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The Artist’s Shop Part One: Pencils, Paints, Charcoal and Crayons

One reason Gari Melchers Home and Studio is such a valuable educational asset, is its archives.  It is an archives not only of letters and receipts, photographs and newspapers, it is also a repository of Gari Melchers’ tools.  The palettes on which he mixed his paints are here with tubes and tubes of paints. Watercolor pans and stoppered […]

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Book Reviews #3: Osa and Martin: For the Love of Adventure

When visitors leave the Gari Melchers Home and Studio, one of the most lasting impressions  is the “love story”, the entwined lives of Gari and Corinne Melchers.  A twenty-year difference in ages did nothing to diminish the partnership, the bond between the two.  So, it is not surprising that we include the story of another partnership […]

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Hans Memling

  This image greets  visitors at the Melchers Museum Shop this season as they enter the Museum Shop.  Gentle and serene, yet deep with passion, this image by Hans Memling is a wonderful antidote to our too hectic lives.  Reproduced by Design Legacy of Dallas, Texas as a canvas wall hanging, it measures 45″wide by […]

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Book Reviews #1 – Rin Tin Tin

  There are so many wonderful titles out this year,  I want to bring them out one at a time, so your interest can be piqued slowly over the next 6 weeks.   And who better to begin the selections than a true American Hero…Rin Tin Tin. He believed the dog was immortal. So begins […]

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Melchers Museum Shop Online

We have added a new blog to handle our online & mail orders.  The items featured in this blog are limited to those Melchers related products developed by the Museum Shop. Take a peek at our new look and give Roxie a call at 540/654-1307 to place an order. A special thanks to Lindy in Special […]

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“When the frost is on the punkin…”

Back before dirt, as the saying goes, when sources of entertainment were fewer than today,  poetry books were as cherished as smart phones. Poems were known by heart  and  favorites were recited on many a special occasion.   When the wind  blows  from the north and chills one’s nose and ears, when the leaves turns […]

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To every bird a home…

Time to clean out the birdhouses and put up the birdfeeders.  At the Melchers Museum Shop we have a wonderful assortment of unique houses and feeders from Park Hill Collection, a great company in Little Rock, Arkansas.   I really like the design of this copper top house – so stylish, even the black-capped chickadees […]

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Market Scene from the Workshop of Frans Snyders

  American painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932) collected the work of others, including Old Masters like Flemish painter Frans Snyders. Snyders’ workshop produced the monumental painting Market Scene, on view in the dining room at Belmont.  A still life tour de force, it was acquired by Melchers at Knickerbocker Art Gallery, New York, in 1906 for […]

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The Spirit of the House

In the main hallway at Belmont, Gari Melchers‘ last home in the village of Falmouth, on the door into the library, hangs a small framed, hand-lettered sign.  In its way, this saying epitomizes the spirits of Gari and Corinne Melchers and their life at Belmont. Since many visitors to Gari Melchers Home and Studio comment […]

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