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Waking Up a Block From David... in a 4-Poster Bed

Rick Steves | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

When I opened my eyes after a delightful night's sleep, it occurred to me that this is pretty good living -- a four-poster bed, in a 16th-century monastery, a block from Michelangelo's David, with a farmers market going on just outside my window on the most venerable Renaissance square in Florence (Piazza S. S. Annunziata).

Orvieto's Sistine-like Chapel of San Brizio

Rick Steves | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Orvieto Cathedral's Chapel of San Brizio is one of the most jaw-dropping pieces of art you'll see in Italy. Painted by Luca Signorelli (who inspired M...

Collecting Collectors

Susan Jaques | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

This week, tens of thousands of collectors, specialists and curators converge in the Dutch town of Maastricht for the annual art and antiques fair, TE...

'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.

Florence: An Itinerary for a Timeless City

Heather Keleher | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Heather Keleher

Florence: hub of the arts, birthplace of the Renaissance, popular tourist destination, and heart of Tuscany. She is a city of history, with seemingly endless surprises to be discovered within her mazes of streets. Here are some must see sites for any visitor's itinerary!

6 Remarkable Facts That'll Change How You Look At The Sistine Chapel

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.12.2016 | Religion

The Vatican's famed Sistine Chapel attracts some five million visitors every year. On any given day, 20,000 people will enter the sacred space, vying ...

How Rivals Help You Win: From Clinton v. Sanders to Michelangelo v. Leonardo

Stephanie Storey | Posted 01.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Stephanie Storey

While watching the Democratic Debate on Monday Night (the last before the Iowa caucuses), I was struck by how important Bernie Sanders and Hillary Cli...

How Many of the World's Art Masterpieces Have You Seen?

MutualArt | Posted 12.31.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

As we turn to 2016, we resolve to do more traveling, with an eye to experiencing the most spectacular, awe-inspiring artworks on the planet.

Saying No To The Pope: A Wavemaker Conversation Featuring Michelangelo & William Ury

Michael Schulder | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Michael Schulder

I recently learned that Michelangelo said no to the pope - a no delivered in an impassioned letter that has resurfaced.

Should a Woman Use a Masculine Pen Name?

Stephanie Storey | Posted 12.08.2015 | Women
Stephanie Storey

When asked, I said it was to honor my husband. I didn't take his last name, Gandolfi, when we married because Storey was too perfect for a writer to give up. "S.G." was a nod to him. I also said it seemed romantic to write under a pen name. One name for me; one name for my author self.

Ten Ways to Beat the Crowds in Florence

Sharon Hoge | Posted 10.19.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Wall to wall people is no exaggeration. With one of the world's highest concentrations of art treasures per square foot, Florence is a must stop for tourists

Designing Dreams: A Talk With Alessandro Colombo of the Istituto Europeo del Design in Florence, Italy

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Italy is a country of contradictions. But then, everything and everyone who is even remotely interesting to me is a mix of old and new, good and bad, mild and passionate -- with every nuance of feelings and experiences in between.

Mauro Perucchetti and a Monument to Womankind

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Now, with "Michelangelo 2020" Perucchetti reimagines another of the most universally known Renaissance masterpiece -- the classic David sculpture -- in female form, as a tribute to gender equality.

Step Aside, San Francisco: "SF" Now Stands for Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

All those things that everyone loves about the famous, jaded, sea-beaten SF (and more!) can also be found in a fresh, friendly, affordable Midwestern SF: Sioux Falls, South Dakota. One's hilly. One's flat. Both are beautiful. And you'll never believe how much they have in common.

Why Art Makes Me Cry -- A Lesson Taught by Tracey Emin and Louise Bourgeois

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 08.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

Let me paint you the scene. At this very moment I'm in the final stage of finishing a big project called the Creative Study. But I'd got stuck. I need...

Experience the Music of Fausto Roma's Art!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

For the past forty years, Italian artist Fausto Roma has consistently made art an integral part of his life. Living in his studio he creates every single day. His latest series was inspired by music.

Fighting our Goliaths

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

Our task in the world is to help the vulnerable in our community find their release and their radiance. To help them realize they have a value much greater than the sum of a series of terrible experiences.

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

Classic Artwork Censored To Accommodate Fox 5

Fusion | Molly Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

Pablo Picasso’s Women of Algiers (1955) sold at auction for a record-breaking $179 million on Monday. In reporting this story, NYC affiliate Fox 5 N...

Vatican Receives Ransom Demand For Stolen Artifacts

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion

The Vatican said on Sunday it had received a ransom demand for the return of two rare documents written by Renaissance master Michelangelo that were...

Michelangelo's David Statue Threatened By Earthquakes

artnet | artnet News | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. Michelangelo's David (1501-04) Photo: Annie Slizak via Wikimedia Commons. The Italian minister...

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

Twitter Fights of the High Renaissance: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Savonarola

John Seed | Posted 10.02.2014 | Arts
John Seed

A blog and video that recently appeared on the HuffingtonPost Arts page -- Why Leonardo Da Vinci Was A Loser (And What That Means For You) -- has apparently re-ignited a longstanding feud between Leonardo da Vinci and his frenemy Michelangelo.

The Lesson Of The Needle

Aimee Heckel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Aimee Heckel

What -- or who -- is living underneath my own skin? As I sit, I wonder. It could be my own Michelangelo angel. An octopus. A tree. Beneath my skin could be a flower, a lion, a snake. A demon.

Our Father and My Father

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Transformation takes place in God's Presence and inspires us to great things, just as the stained-glass artist and my father expressed their love of God in their artwork, which in turn lifts my soul and inspires me to glorify Him even more.