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The Four Things That Make Great Stories Possible a la Paul Durand-Ruel

George Bradt | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
George Bradt

We all communicate with stories. Some tell individual stories. Others curate and knit stories together into a master narrative. But someone needs to e...

Travel Is Sensual: Impressionism at Monet's Giverny

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

The Musee D'Orsay and Jeu de Paume in Paris have many masterpieces of impressionism on their walls. Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny, just outside Paris have his masterpieces growing and living year round. This is why I travel.

Open Every Day? Oh Mon Dieu! That Is a Revolution!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.06.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

If you are going to Paris only once, plan to spend three weeks in the city, a treat never to be forgotten.

Larry Storch: Still a Stand-Up Guy

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 08.25.2014 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

Something wonderful is happening tomorrow (or Thursday the 26th, if tomorrow isn't Thursday where you are). Larry Storch is performing comedy in New York.

A Most Exquisite Exhibit: Degas/Cassatt at the National Gallery

Christian Josi | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Christian Josi

I managed to score a preview and an interview with Kimberly Jones, who serves as associate curator for the Department of French Paintings and who, along with senior conservator of paintings Ann Hoenigswald, took this wonderful, historic concept and made it into an exquisite reality.

"All For One, One For All" -- Visit the Monte Cristo Castle

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.27.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Located in the town of Port-Marly, directly west of Paris, just under 12 miles away from the capital, the Château de Monte-Cristo property now hosts musical and theatrical events, and draws tourists and painting aficionados.

Walking in Vegas

John Brown | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy
John Brown

I was in Vegas for the first time about a decade ago, to attend (by kind invitation) the opening of a sexhibition -- sorry, exhibition -- of Impressionist paintings from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg at the Venetian Resort/Hotel/Casino.

A Moveable Feast for the American Friends of the Musée D'Orsay

Annie Fabricant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Annie Fabricant

It is 10am. The private coach is waiting exactly where it's supposed to be, in front of the grand main entrance of the Musée d'Orsay. I climb inside and claim a seat alongside my fellow American travelers, of which there are fourteen.

Happy Birthday, Degas!

Posted 07.19.2013 | Arts

In honor of Edgar Degas' birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the birthd...

Smooth Sailing at San Francisco's Legion of Honor

Susan Jaques | Posted 09.02.2013 | San Francisco
Susan Jaques

In celebration of the summertime America's Cup race opening this week in San Francisco, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor presents "Impressionists on the Water" (through October 13, 2013).

Happy Birthday, Edgar Degas!

Posted 07.19.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Impressionist extraordinaire Edgar Degas. The dreamy painter who idealized the beauty of ballet would turn 178 if he were mag...

Which Impressionist Painter Had A Lovechild With His Piano Teacher?

Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 180th Birthday of Edouard Manet, the outspoken artist synonymous with forward-thinking movements such as Impressionism and Realism. Ma...

Gustave Caillebotte, Conceptual Impressionist

David Galenson | Posted 08.17.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Paradoxically, Gustave Caillebotte was the odd man out among the French Impressionist painters. Art scholars have long recognized this, but have never fully explained it.

Paris in the Time of the Impressionists

David Galenson | Posted 07.31.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

In an essay written in the 1930s, the poet Paul Valéry reflected on an extraordinary era: Degas plus Renoir; Monet plus Cézanne; and in the same way...

Debate: Must 'Plein Air' Be Defined?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

There are very few rules in art, but artists (like everyone else) want to know that terms are understood in the same way by everyone. Take, for example, the term "plein air."

Normandy Impressionist Festival: Andre Malraux Museum at Le Havre

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Denise Dennis

It is impossible to write about the impressionist art inside the museums of Normandy without describing the natural beauty and scenes from everyday l...

'Darker Side Of Light' Exhibit Comes To Chicago: Obsession, Drugs, Violence Explored

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Marilyn Soltis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit The obsessions of a lover, opium dreams, despair of impending suicide, meditations on viol...

Intruders Punch 4-Inch Hole In Monet At Musee D'Orsay

AP via New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Intruders entered the Orsay Museum early Sunday and punched a hole in a renowned work by Impressionist painter Claude Monet, the French culture minist...