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Mac Taylor
Mac Taylor grew up an avid reader and writer amidst the mountains of Aspen, CO. Now a sophomore at Stanford, Mac is majoring in Art History and minoring in French. When not skiing or hiking, she enjoys eating good cheese, reading Rimbaud, and running in circles with her two yellow Labradors, Jack and Trout.

Rob and I: Rauschenberg at SFMOMA

It was on one knee, while I gazed with eager intensity at abstract expressionist Robert Rauschenberg’s “Monogram” (1955-59), that I realized I was experiencing visceral joy. Mind you, this joy was not a product of being eye level with a literal goat (enveloped mid-way up by a cumbersome tire and entirely splattered in paint). It wasn’t produced by…

Christ or Chaos: Walker Evans in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

A tree splits the frame, hanging languidly (but with backbone) over a dirt road. Embedded in its branches: a battered sign, demanding, CHRIST OR CHAOS? Walker Evans (1903-1975) — photographer, sidewalk rambler and the subject of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s new retrospective — would perhaps say, “both.” A connoisseur of faces, Evans’…
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