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Your Favorite Disney Fairy Tales Are Being Retold Through Classic Paintings

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.21.2016 | Arts

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there was an art museum called the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Inside its hallowed halls lived paintings an...

Alma-Tadema: Classical Charm

Susan Jaques | Posted 10.17.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

There's another native son who's been largely forgotten since his heyday in Victorian London. "Alma-Tadema: Classical Charm" at the Fries Museum hopes to change that with a dazzling retrospective on the distinctive 19th century painter.

Video: Rijksmuseum Blitz

Rick Steves | Posted 09.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I just finished a marvelous tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam with our tour group and am inspired by the local art-historian guide we enjoyed. Dur...

Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects

Susan Jaques | Posted 09.14.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

From Peter the Great and Catherine the Great to Alexander I and Nicholas II, the Romanovs held onto power with the help of a system of patronage that featured elaborate gifts for military leaders, courtiers, and heads of state.

Catherine the Greatest

Susan Jaques | Posted 06.20.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Though she preferred posterity to be her judge, Catherine II acquired the moniker 'Great' during her remarkable 34-year run as empress. Under her watch, Russia became a global superpower and St. Petersburg a sophisticated cultural capital.

Sarah McKenzie 'White Walls' at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art

John Seed | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Door to the River (Whitney Museum with Willem de Kooning, 2015), 2016 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 48" x 72", courtesy of the artist and David B. Smith...

Want to Boost Museum Attendance? Tell the Public What the Art Is Worth

John Seed | Posted 06.09.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Concerns about theft, insurance and terrorism make the disclosure of art values undesirable, and when museums collect purchase prices are rarely reported or confirmed.

21 Things You Never Knew About The World's Most Well-Known Art Museums

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.29.2016 | Arts

It's #MuseumWeek, an occasion that happens mostly on Twitter, but also in the very real hallways of institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art a...

9 Things Museums Can Do To Improve The Way We Experience Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts

What will an art museum look like in 10 years? How about 100 years? If history is our example, it won't change all that much, sticking to the tried an...

'Unfinished' Business: Dark Cloud of Unknowing Engulfs the New Met Breuer

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

The debut installation at the Met Breuer, unveiled to the press on Tuesday (and to the general public on Mar. 18), fell short of the expectations raised by the Metropolitan Museum itself.

6 Reasons To Go To A Museum Alone

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 03.28.2016 | Arts

When it comes to solitary activities and bravery, going to a museum alone falls somewhere between going solo to the movies and eating lunch on your ow...

Boston's Goddess of Compassion Reclaims Her Peaceful Throne

Michael Levin | Posted 02.25.2016 | Arts
Michael Levin

One of the least known - and most beloved - works in the collection of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has returned to offer her compassionate gaze to her many followers.

Toni Atkins & Greg Evans: Fund Museums by Putting Snoopy on Your License Plate

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 12.14.2015 | Arts
Toni G. Atkins

The Snoopy Plate was created in California following legislation in 2013. Proceeds from the sales go to the California Cultural and Historical Endowment to help museums make capital improvements to their facilities, which helps keep their doors open to the public.

The Most Popular Museums Around The World, According To Geotags

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.02.2015 | Arts

As the end of the annum approaches, it's typical for people to rehash how they've spent the past 365 days, counting the moments sacrificed to streamin...

Museum ‘Bans’ Cameras And Asks Guests To Sketch Art Instead

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts

Does a swarm of selfies being taken next to the "Mona Lisa" make you want to reenact Edvard Munch’s “The Scream?” If so, you’re not alone. In ...

A Hidden Gem In Indianapolis, Indiana: The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.22.2016 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I'm a big museum person and was delighted to hear that there was a museum dedicated to Native Americans - their culture and art - on the western edge of downtown Indianapolis, in White River State Park.

The Bata Shoe Museum In Toronto Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.04.2016 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I admit to being a museum aficionado, particularly art and cultural emporiums that showcase quality and extraordinary examples of art forms and repres...

28 Art Shows You Need To See This Fall

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts

As we approach Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer, the only thing motivating us to open our laptops and begin another day anew is the thought ...

Catherine the Great: "Glutton" or Connoisseur?

Susan Jaques | Posted 08.27.2016 | 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 08.25.2016 | 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 08.17.2016 | 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 08.07.2016 | 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 08.04.2016 | 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 07.16.2016 | 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 06.29.2016 | 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.