Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

February 28, 2022

15+ Ukraine Anti-War Protest Signs From People Demonstrating Across the Globe

The fighting in Ukraine has spanned several days after the country was invaded by neighboring Russia. As everyday Ukrainians are battling to defend their home—and the world watches in horror—people from other countries cannot stay silent. In solidarity with Ukraine, folks across the globe have gathered in protest and demanded an end to this conflict. Protest signs are a powerful way to share the thoughts and feelings of those while at the demonstrations.

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February 24, 2022

Art Museum Security Guards Are Moonlighting as Curators To Arrange a Special Exhibition

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) has invited a group of unlikely curators to organize an exhibition. The institution tapped guards from its security department to collaborate with leadership and staff, and they selected works that will soon be on view in a show aptly titled Guarding the Art. Working with art historian and curator Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, the 17 officers picked to participate present unique curatorial perspectives.

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February 22, 2022

15 Creative Terrazzo Products That Add Speckled Beauty To Your Home Decor

Decor trends are cyclical, and there’s one style that has come back around from its 16th-century roots. Terrazzo is a composite material that has a multi-colored speckled appearance and gives interiors and objects a one-of-a-kind feel. It was originally created—and still is—by putting discarded marble chippings into cement, marking an early way to practice sustainability in construction.

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February 21, 2022

Unleash Your Creativity When You Enroll in My Modern Met Academy

It’s never too late to learn something new—especially when it comes to exercising your creativity. Painting, drawing, and other creative pursuits can have big benefits for your overall well-being. Plus, these activities are just plain fun. It’s why we’re so excited to announce our new e-learning platform: My Modern Met Academy!

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