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Catherine the Great: "Glutton" or Connoisseur?

Susan Jaques | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Initially, Catherine's art collecting was a political pursuit, part of a calculated strategy to transform Russia from northern backwater to European superpower.

Mexico City Travel: 7 Cool Things To Do in Xochimilco

Mark Chesnut | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

To summarize some of the excitement that awaits, I've come up with a list of 7 things to do on a Mexico City day trip to Xochimilco.

Arthena's Guide to This Week's Can't-Miss Art Exhibitions

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

From August 4th to September 7th, Niki de Saint Phalle's "Californian Diary" will be on view at Nohra Haime Gallery. Niki de Saint Phalle, whose work often reflected her relationship with California, is exhibiting nine silkscreens that visually convey her experiences with California.

European Vacation -- in Philadelphia!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.16.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Of course it felt a bit like an outpost of the gorgeous museum in Paris -- but without seeming imitative or second best. This museum had its own special grace and logic.

The First Time I Saw Paris

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.08.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

On my first trip to Paris in 1988, I had a long list of things to do and see, and the Louvre was number one on that list. The Mona Lisa! The Winged Victory! The Venus de Milo! I didn't get to the Louvre for days.

What to Do With 36 Hours in Amsterdam

Heather Keleher | Posted 07.16.2015 | Travel
Heather Keleher

I recently found myself back in the picturesque city of Amsterdam for just a day-and-a-half, intrigued by the question of what to do from the seemingly endless possibilities!

My Top 5 Art Museums to Visit While in Paris

Heather Keleher | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Heather Keleher

Art plays an integral role in my life - and my travels. When traveling, an art museum (or series of them) holds a crucial importance to me second only to food.

The Folk Art in Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Christine Stoddard | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

The first time I wandered past Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, I had just finished tabling for Quail Bell Magazine at the Philly Zine Fest. It had thus far been a weekend of exchanging stories and doodles with zinesters, cartoonists, and crafters from across the country--both an invigorating and exhausting experience.

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

Fodor's | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S.

19 Free Art Museums You Should Visit This Summer

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts

“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage," Lyndon B. Johnson famously proclaimed, while signing into existence the National Endowment for the Art...

16 Burning Art Questions Answered During #MuseumWeek

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts

For those unfamiliar with the world of Twitter and its trending topics, we bear big news. This week is Museum Week (#MuseumWeek), meaning that from Ma...

Artist Challenges Selfie Stick Ban By Taking A Bunch Of Selfies

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.27.2015 | Arts

Museums all over the world are working to ban the beloved selfie stick, but Australian artist Jesse Willesee isn't having it. As a conceptual arti...

The Amazing London Museum You Never Heard Of

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
Lev Raphael

Last Sunday some of the characters on Downton Abbey went to London's Wallace Collection and most viewers probably thought, "What's that?" The Walla...

Flourishing Aboriginal Art

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Recently I traveled up through the Northern Territory near Darwin to a prime site for rock paintings in and around Kakadu National Park. While my visits to expressive rock carvings and paintings were fascinating, I was most interested in seeing the art that is being produced in recent times.

19 Free Art Museums You Should Visit Over The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.19.2014 | Arts

“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage," Lyndon B. Johnson famously proclaimed, while signing into existence the National Endowment for the Art...

Discovering Darwin, Australia on a Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The sleek Ghan train was my conveyance from Alice Springs to Darwin, Australia this past fall. The 24-hour ride was the last stop on the trek up through the Northern Territory.

Museum Selfie-ishness

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 01.24.2015 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

It's difficult to say which is worse: The fact that we seem to need to document every moment of our existence or the need to put ourselves at the center of everything.

Does a Museum Visit Really Require Homework?

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
Lev Raphael

In a world drenched with 24/7 information, what's wrong with just experiencing art for yourself? Who says you have to "study up?" Museum exhibitions are designed to inform. You don't need to arm yourself in advance as if you're going into hazardous territory, you don't need to do homework.

New York Museum Zen

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 12.29.2014 | New York
Melissa DeCastro

In New York, there is peace and serenity to be found by stepping off the sidewalk and through a museum door.

How You Expect To Feel At An Art Museum Vs. How You Really Feel

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts

The art world can be like a guarded fortress. Its expertly decorated walls are difficult to penetrate, and once inside, you might feel like a prisoner...

My Afternoon at Art/Prize in Grand Rapids

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Lev Raphael

This afternoon I visited Grand Rapid's beautiful art museum (GRAM) for their yearly student art exhibition, Art/Prize and though I arrived somewhat frazzled, I left in a state of deep contentment.

Incredible Free Museums Around the World

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Jetting around the world isn't free, but cultural enrichment can be.

Why Museums Are Very Cool and Should Be Visited Often

Paul Cantor | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Paul Cantor

It's often easier to talk about visiting museums than it is to, ya'know, actually visit them. Between work, the gym, dinner, something else always seems to comes up.

State of the Art: Studio Rodeo

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

In selecting artists for State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges President Don Bacigalupi and Curator for Special Projects, Chad Alligood, visited nearly 1,000 artists around the country.

The Unsung But Revolutionary Art Institutions of Massachusetts

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Massachusetts is home to some lesser known -- or even unknown -- but significant centers of culture where you can observe great art, and create some of your own.