Margaret Fuller’s 200th Birthday Celebration

May 29, 2010

Fuller to Emerson:  “You are intellect, I am life!”

“Persephone” steel mask by Suzanne Benton

“What I mean by the Muse is that unimpeded clearness of the intuitive powers,which a perfectly truthful adherence to every admonition of the higher instincts would bring to a finely organized human being.”

— Margaret Fuller

More than Muse, Margaret Fuller was Minerva guiding my hand throughout the process of selecting works and mounting the “Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage” exhibition.  Her spirit was invoked in a ritual conduced at the start of her 200th birthday on May 23, 2010 and She raised the vibration of the celebration which brought together scholars and Unitarian Universalists with revolutionary poets, cutting edge artists and dealers.

The Curator after invoking Margaret Fuller's spirit; wearing Selma Karaca's "Embodied Woman: Kundalini Couture" and standing before Marina Tsesarskaya's "Celebration"

Rev. Dorothy Emerson, Chair of the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Project and Daniel Patrick McKanan, inaugural incumbent of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Chair of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School (HDS).

Joan Von Mehren, author of "Minerva and the Muse"

Revolutionary poets Aldo Tambellini, Ton Ton Gi and Askia Toure

Shahla Haeri, director of Women’s Studies Program at Boston University

Pierre Menard Gallery owner John Wronoski with Anna Salamone and Aldo Tambellini

James and Martha Volcker with John Wronoski and HP Garcia in Background

Andrea Kalinowski, Pierre Menard Gallery Director

Anna and Aldo with Aaron Olshan before his painting in the background

Aaaron Olshan with his painting "Emergence"; photo by Dianne Bowen

Gallery owner John Wronoski and artist Aaron Olshan; photo by Dianne Bowen

Friends of Margaret

Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson come to terms == at last!!

Daniel McKanan telling me how much he likes the show!

Walter Crump with friend before his "Manieh & Chains"

Suzanne Benton performing "Persephone and Demeter" before Tanya Ragir's "Sacred Geometry" and beside Harlan Emil Gruber's "Amethyst Portal Outline"

All photos, unless otherwise noted, by Tanya Ragir.


  1. Aaron Olshan a true genius who creates something which is, in itself, a master piece. A true artist, is in front of us, great work my friend.
    Jose P. vargas

  2. Agreed – Aaron’s work is magnificent.

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