Thursday, April 07, 2011
Walking with Superman: Day 260
The Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, New Hampshire is the oldest continuously-operated museum in the United States. Their current local art exhibit contains sculptures and bas-reliefs dating back to pre-colonial times, but a particular highlight is a set of newly-unveiled paintings by the reclusive local artist Fiona Pickman. The exhibit has been enormously popular, especially with Dartmouth professor Erica Carter. Dr. Carter enters the exhibit every day at opening and leaves at closing, staring at Pickman's newest piece, "Untitled," almost without blinking. Every day, that is, until yesterday, when she attacked the painting and had to be dragged from the gallery by guards. Now, Superman is turning his own incredible senses toward Pickman's art, hoping to discover the secret that drove one woman violently insane. But will he solve this artistic mystery, or will the Man of Steel be consumed by the same madness?