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Final Days for John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective.

Yayoi Kusama: Let's Fight Together

Louisiana Channel | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Welcome to the magical, polka-dotted, pumpkin-filled world of the legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who uses her art to fight for love and peace. We had the pleasure of meeting the 86-year-old Kusama in her colourful Tokyo-studio.

The Unseen Work of Preparing an Exhibit: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscape are currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I've been spending summers painting in Maine for close to forty years and exhibiting there for over thirty.

Albany Museum of Political Corruption Student Essay Contest Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The M.P.C. national essay contest is open to all U.S. high school students, and the rules and entry forms can be found on the Museum of Political Corruption website. Students have until November 2nd to send in their entry.

Clayton Campbell, 'Wild Kingdom' at Coagula Curatorial

Lisa Derrick | Posted 08.11.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

In Wild Kingdom, Campbell shows that as individuals, our dependency on technology blinds us to precipices and predators, to each other. We are living vicariously when we look at a diorama; we live vicariously -- and allow others to live vicariously -- through social media.

Fine Art Double-Exposure Photography: Human Nature

Erica Simone | Posted 07.29.2015 | Arts
Erica Simone

Human Nature: A Collaboration by Erica Simone and Jaci Berkopec Many world philosophies view humanity as being One with all of life: all that exist...

An Open Letter to David Chipperfield

Fred Bernstein | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Fred Bernstein

I know you really care about floors. I know because I've been to your Neues Museum in Berlin and your Saint Louis Art Museum extension, and both have exceptional floors.

The Museum and Library of the Hispanic Society of America: A Hidden Gem in New York City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.

The New Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris Displays Absolutely Zero Monogrammed Bags.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Louis Vuitton Foundation. My son lamented "Mom, why do we have to go see a place with ugly LV bags and couture clothes?" "Son", I replied, "the Fond...

Top Five Reasons Park City, Utah Is a Foodie Mecca

Elycia Rubin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Elycia Rubin

Mention Park City, Utah and visions of powder-covered slopes, summertime mountain biking, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the annual Sundance Film Festival instantly come to mind. And, now, after a memorable visit to this year-round wonderland, I'm adding food lover's paradise to the short list.

Mississippi Town Erects Emmett Till Museum 60 Years After His Killing

Reuters | Bryn Stole | Posted 03.22.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - Six decades after the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy, the small Mississippi Delta town where two white men were ac...

The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.

Museums Are Working On Banning Selfie Sticks To Keep Their Art Safe

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel

If you have plans to museum hop on your next vacation, be prepared to leave your selfie stick behind. Selfie sticks, which rose to popularity in 2...

A High-Def 'Selfie' With the Arts and Humanities

Christine Henseler | Posted 03.29.2015 | Arts
Christine Henseler

Technology is, in fact, a great place to start. If technology really did simply feed into an "upgrade culture" -- obsessed with smaller, smarter, faster, sharper --then there would be one universal gadget for everyone. One ussie.


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.

Canada Celebrates the 'Double-Double' at the First Tim Hortons Store and Museum!

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel

The grand opening of the Tim Hortons museum debuted last week with loads of happy Canucks lining up to grab coffee served in retro cups, Timbits, and even throwback donuts.

What Poland's Jewish History Museum Can Teach Us

José M. Faraldo | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion
José M. Faraldo

Whereas the North American Holocaust museum deals with the immense crimes perpetrated by the Nazis, the Warsaw museum is focused most of all on of Jewish life.

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.

A Unique Way to Celebrate the Arts and Support a Good Cause

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The magazine has a history of supporting the arts, and for many years it featured artwork of respected American Artists as their covers.

The Ultimate Shrine -- The Mercedes Benz Museum

Kalpana Sunder | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Kalpana Sunder

If you are a car lover, you have to rev up your engine at the ultra-swish Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart.

How to View Art: However You Want to

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Jen Olenizcak

If you are interested in a work, investigate further. If you want to move, listen to music, sketch, get a coffee, tweet, laugh, cry -- whatever. Interact with art in any way YOU want to.

An Afternoon of Following 'Art Everywhere'

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

Sometimes you need to look up -- at a billboard -- to be inspired. Or, even a bus shelter. I did. And I was inspired. However, I must admit, it was the historic American artwork on the billboards and bus shelter that stirred my enthusiasm.

Matisse in Texas

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.12.2014 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

Sounds like an oxymoron -- Matisse was such a sophisticated man, why would the city of the Alamo, the long-horn cows, and BBQ in all shapes and style be interested in the French painter's work, one wonders

What Would a Tenement Museum Opening in 2064 Look Like?

Annie Polland | Posted 10.07.2014 | New York
Annie Polland

What form would it take to reflect 2014? Is it an old tenement building on the Lower East Side? Actually, more likely it would resemble a basement apartment in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx.

The Cloisters: Escape the City in the City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.