"Smithsonian" magazine giveaway!

Last week I hit the “300th post” mark for Alberti’s Window. This is a big milestone for me! I’m so glad that I started this blog in 2007. Not only has this blog been a great way for me to organize my research and ideas, but I have gotten to collaborate and work with a lot of fantastic individuals in the process. Thanks to all of those who have worked with me along the way!

To celebrate, I wanted to have a little giveaway on this blog. I’m giving away two free 12-month subscriptions (11 issues) to Smithsonian magazine! I love Smithsonian; often articles from recent issues provide fodder for my post entries. Three of my favorite Smithsonian-inspired posts are: “What Old/Castaway Object Embodies You?”, “Can You Spot Jackson Pollock’s Name?”, and “Sympathy for Renoir.”

I will be randomly selecting the two subscription winners (using this site) on August 9, 2011. So you have just one week to enter this giveaway! You can enter your name up to four times. Here are the ways you can enter:
1) Leave a comment on this post!
2) Tweet about the giveaway (be sure to include my Twitter name: @albertis_window in your tweet, so I can find it). After tweeting, leave a comment on this post to let me know too, please.
3) Write about this giveaway on your own blog, and then include the URL in a comment on this post.
4) Become a follower of my blog (via Blogger – see sidebar on the left to join). Once you have become a follower (or, if you already are listed follower), leave a comment on this post.
Please make sure that you write a separate comment for each of your entries. I will write a post, announcing the two winners on August 9th. The winners will then have three days to contact me via email (albertis.window@gmail.com) in order to claim the prize and give a mailing address. If a winner does not come forth by that time, I will then randomly select a new winner.
Unfortunately, I have to restrict this giveaway to readers who have mailing addresses in the United States. For all of my international readers – I promise to include you on another giveaway in the future!
  • H Niyazi says:

    Congrats on the super milestone M! You have been a great inspiration to my work at 3PP, ever since you strolled into that post about Botticelli's exploding cucumber!

    Good luck to the comp entrants! I eagerly await the one for international readers.

    Kind regards and keep up the amazing work

  • Undine says:

    300 posts. Yow. I only made it up to 170 before I got Blogged Out.

    I really appreciate how your blog makes art history accessible to someone like me, who is fascinated by the subject but doesn't know one blessed thing about it.

    By the way, am I the only living creature in the entire solar system without a Twitter account? And who doesn't even understand Twitter?

  • phin says:

    Buddy! This is really great. Congrats on number 300!

    Also Undine, you are not alone. I too have no twitter account and have no idea how it works. I feel this is a good thing.

  • Becky Rose says:

    I haven't looked at your art history blog, but would sure love to get the Smithsonian magazine! I think it was through them that they have the free museum day on Sept 25 all around the country. last year I went to the glass museum in Tacoma. It was great! The museums on their list is long!

    Congratulations on your blogs. Yours are read more than mine.

  • ixoj says:

    I need it I need it!

    Also. You have the best art history blog ever.

  • kelsey cook says:

    One day I will get through all 300 posts.
    but have you ever used/seen this website?


    I have been reading a couple of Thematic Essays on Impressionist painters (Renoir my fave) and thought you might enjoy a gander too!

    Hope your Summer is well.

    Kelsey Cook

  • H Niyazi says:

    @Undine – Twitter can be very versatile – you can use it to keep a diary of a trip, or interact with people on topics of interest. It's not all about knowing what celebs had for lunch! I mainly use it to keep up with breaking news in the art world, and posts from other bloggers in art and history.

    I've done a few write-ups on it at the address link below, feel free to have a look 🙂


    Kind Regards

  • Undine says:


    Thank you for the link. I'm so low-tech, I'm still working on getting the hang of e-mails, but it's amazing to see what you and other scholars are doing with the medium.

  • Adam Glenn says:

    Sounds like fun. 300 posts is quite an achievement.

  • Anonymous says:

    Congrats! Your blog is fabulous. You've become such a great writer. It's a rare talent to convey heady topics in a grounded, accessible way. Great job!

    Mollygon. 🙂

  • Betty Richard says:

    Congrats on the milestone! That shows commitment!

  • Erin F says:

    Congrats! So much wonderful art history on the web! And a great giveaway to boot!

    Keep writing!

  • Melinda says:

    Congratulations!!! Way to go!

  • Yvette says:

    Congratulations on your milestone! I am already a follower and I would love to win a subscription to Smithsonian Magazine.

  • Jaime says:

    I have to agree with anonymous about you being such a great, grounded writer. Your writing doesn't have any of the arrogance that afflicts so many in academia (myself included!). I love your blog and I'd love that Smithsonian subscription too! (Josh wants to know if you're planning to steal the issues from a dentist's office or something…) 😉

  • Susan Audrey says:

    Blogging is the best, isn't it? And you've got a great one here. Congratulations on 300 posts!

  • Susan Audrey says:

    I tweeted about your giveaway, and here's the link to the tweet:


  • Susan Audrey says:

    And I am a GFC follower of your blog. Thanks for offering such a nice giveaway!

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This blog focuses on making Western art history accessible and interesting to all types of audiences: art historians, students, and anyone else who is curious about art. Alberti’s Window is maintained by Monica Bowen, an art historian and professor.