Pottery from Pompeii, solidified lava, Native American relics, “trophies of the seas,” and “the carnivorous lilies of North Carolina lowlands,” were among the items on display inside Ida Jolly Crawley’s House of Pan: Museum of Art and Archaeology.
I hope this column passes the smell test. Actually it seems appropriate that as a preamble to this narrative we discuss people’s selective acceptance of unpleasant odors. When I was very small, my father was a dealer in cowhides. He would come home in the evening, pick me up and give me a big hug, […]