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Menachem Wecker
Worked at Houston Chronicle
Attended The George Washington University
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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My latest for +Smithsonian Magazine about the Freer/Sackler 3D scanning "Cosmic Buddha."
A headless figure, cloaked in a robe covered with complex illustrations, is now better understood thanks to 3D technology
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My +NCRonline about the sacred "dollar store" the Philadelphia archdiocese has operated since 1992
Philadelphia. On the first Wednesday morning of December, Fr. Jason Kulczynski brought an unusual shopping list to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary here. Two weeks prior, his congregation, Holy Martyrs Catholic Church in Oreland, Pa., installed the altar Pope Francis had used in a September Mass in ...
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My +Smithsonian Magazine article about the Air and Space Museum 3D scanning the Apollo 11 Command Module
Nearly 50 years after Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins journeyed to the moon, their spaceship finds a new digital life
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My latest in +Deseret News
The integration of arts into STEM sounds like a no-brainer. How could a multidisciplinary approach combining science and humanities not improve upon what each could offer alone? But there are also de
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My piece for +The Art Newspaper about Eike Schmidt, the new director of the +Uffizi Gallery 
Eike Schmidt has big plans for Italy's most-visited museum, from high-tech ticketing software to new tax breaks
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My latest from +SmithsonianMagazine
A trip to the painter’s hometown reminds us how his paintings remain frightfully timely
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My latest in +Smithsonian Magazine (about a show at +Smithsonian American Art Museum)
The artistic risk and adventure of 20th-century modernism is explored at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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My +NCRonline (National Catholic Reporter) review of an exhibit "Divine Beauty" at Florence's Palazzo Strozzi.
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My Jewish Daily Forward article about Archie Rand's new series.
For years, artist Archie Rand has been talking about illustrating every single commandment in the Jewish bible. The result is a massive new book and an upcoming exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.
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My latest in +Washington Post (about a show at +Virginia Commonwealth University of Nir Evron's work)
His ‘Projected Claims’ exhibit at VCU in Richmond focuses on history, landscapes and architecture.
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My +Smithsonian Magazine article about an innovation festival at +National Museum of American History and +USPTO
Inventors of a number of new technologies shared their stories at a two-day event at the National Museum of American History
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Journalist
Employment
  • Houston Chronicle
    faith and arts blogger, freelance reporter, 2010 - 2014
  • U.S. News & World Report
    education reporter, 2011 - 2012
  • The Jewish Press
    arts columnist/critic, 2003 - 2012
  • George Washington University
    Writer, Editor, 2006 - 2011
  • B'nai B'rith International
    Assistant Editor, B'nai B'rith Magazine, 2005 - 2006
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Washington, D.C.
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journalist, art critic
Introduction
Reporter mostly focused on the faith, arts, culture, and education beats for Washington Post, Smithsonian MagazineHouston Chronicle, Jewish Daily Forward, National Catholic Reporter, and others; former education reporter at U.S.News & World Report; member: National Press Club, International Association of Art Critics, Religion Newswriters Association, Education Writers Association; more at menachemwecker.com
Education
  • The George Washington University
    M.A. art history
  • Yeshiva University
    B.A. English
  • Massachusetts College of Art
    portraiture, visual language, color and light, paper making, book binding, graphic design
  • The Art Institute of Boston
    graphic design, drawing, comics, paper making, painting
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    graphic design, illustration
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