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How One Naive Amateur Painter Changed the Course of Modern Art Forever

MutualArt | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts

One night in 1908, at the age of 64, Henri Rousseau, the toll booth operator turned self-taught painter, found himself at the epicenter of the Parisian avant-garde, or at the center of an elaborate joke, or perhaps a little of both.

15 Best Artist Retrospectives of 2015

MutualArt | Posted 12.26.2016 | Arts

In the art world, it seems 2015 was the year of the underdog. In and among the blockbusters and biennials, there were a great number of retrospectives devoted to artists who have long been under-rated, under-valued, and under-recognized for their achievements.

12 Tips for Seeing Paris with Kids

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

When my wife Kathy and I set out for a week in Paris with our grand-daughter we wanted to do something really special for her. Who would have thought traveling with a 7-year-old would prove so much fun for us, too?

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.

Paris on Your Radar: Visit the City of Lights

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Jeryl Brunner

The culinary scene is expanding in unique ways. Food trucks owned by top chefs are a new phenomenon. Also, chefs at fine restaurants are preparing light dishes with local organic products

Importance of Cultural Exchange With Russia During Political Frost

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Even during the height of the Cold War with its threat of Nuclear Armageddon, the cultural exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union never ground to a halt.


Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 03.28.2015 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

These three paintings of goddesses posing in all of their majesty and grace, appear very different than the women worshipped in today's magazines and advertisements.

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.

Here's One Way To Get People To See Art -- Promise A Giant Orgy (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts

Warning: If the terms "orgy" and "NSFW" didn't tip you off already, this post contains some rather explicit nudity. Do not press play on the following...

Performance Artist Does Impromptu Reenactment Of The World's Raciest Painting (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts

If you've ever gazed into the beautiful void that is Gustav Courbet's "The Origin of the World," you're probably familiar with just how provocative (a...

Serendipity at the Musee d'Orsay

Susan Kraus | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

I see Le Lit as an expression of desire -- for the security of a partner, snug under the covers, who would gaze at him with affection, would look deeply, unflinchingly, with love and acceptance, into his eyes. "I want this," I remember saying to myself.

Going to Paris? Here Are Three Exhibits You'll Want to See

Jerry Lanson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Psst. Please, people. Art in Paris neither starts at the Mona Lisa nor ends in the Louvre.

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.

Naked Men Are Taking Over Paris

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.26.2013 | Arts

On this most glorious of seasons, one museum is going where not so many have gone before, exploring artistic depictions of the nude throughout time. T...

Did You Mean to Do That? -- A Traveler's Reflections

Tony Woodcock | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

I love sitting in studio classes, experiencing that unique relationship between a master teacher and a student. It always feels like a privilege to hear and see the trust that has been generated and to feel the intensity of the learning and teaching model.

'Smelly' Family Kicked Out Of Famed Paris Museum

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

A family was ordered to leave one of Paris' largest museums because other visitors had complained about their smell. The Telegraph reports that the...

How To Have Wedding That Looks Like A Renoir Painting

BRIDES | Posted 11.19.2012 | Weddings

This fall, the Musee d'Orsay in Paris celebrates "Impressionism and Fashion," and we're inspired! The romantic pastel hues and soft, visible brushstro...

Why Isn't the Statue of Liberty More Sexy?

Mary Duncan | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts
Mary Duncan

There is a little known story about the controversy surrounding the original architectural drawings of the Statue of Liberty. The first two versions were deemed too voluptuous and sexy for American tastes.

WATCH: Why Did These Models Strip Down At A Museum?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.12.2012 | Style

They were three models with a mission: strip down in one of Paris' most renowned art museums, expose their skimpy lingerie and pretend like the whole ...

What Kids Love (And Hate) About Family Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.22.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Is taking the kids along all it's cracked up to be? Despite frequent complaints, for many adults the answer must be yes. Families are like roaming packs these days, and kids are now included on more than just the traditional car trips.

Virginia Museum Launches "Augmented Reality" Picasso Shows

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts unveils its much-anticipated "Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris" show on February 19. But...


Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nigel Hamilton

America is so vast that, living in Boston, I simply had no idea San Francisco was hosting such an exhibition. It took Thanksgiving and a visit to my w...

Paris: A Feast of Contemporary Art?

Rebecca Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rebecca Taylor

Is contemporary art welcome in the city of lights? The art world has descended upon Paris in search of an answer to that question, with all eyes on a major contemporary art fair.

Suffocating in San Francisco With Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and a Thousand Tourists

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

No matter how great these "Post-Impressionist Masterpieces" are, they are crammed in a basement overfilled with way too many sleepwalking European tourists.

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 li...