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19 Free Art Museums You Should Visit Over The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.19.2014 | Arts

“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage," Lyndon B. Johnson famously proclaimed, while signing into existence the National Endowment for the Art...

Discovering Darwin, Australia on a Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The sleek Ghan train was my conveyance from Alice Springs to Darwin, Australia this past fall. The 24-hour ride was the last stop on the trek up through the Northern Territory.

Museum Selfie-ishness

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 11.24.2014 | 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.

Does a Museum Visit Really Require Homework?

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Lev Raphael

In a world drenched with 24/7 information, what's wrong with just experiencing art for yourself? Who says you have to "study up?" Museum exhibitions are designed to inform. You don't need to arm yourself in advance as if you're going into hazardous territory, you don't need to do homework.

New York Museum Zen

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 10.29.2014 | New York
Melissa DeCastro

In New York, there is peace and serenity to be found by stepping off the sidewalk and through a museum door.

How You Expect To Feel At An Art Museum Vs. How You Really Feel

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts

The art world can be like a guarded fortress. Its expertly decorated walls are difficult to penetrate, and once inside, you might feel like a prisoner...

My Afternoon at Art/Prize in Grand Rapids

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Lev Raphael

This afternoon I visited Grand Rapid's beautiful art museum (GRAM) for their yearly student art exhibition, Art/Prize and though I arrived somewhat frazzled, I left in a state of deep contentment.

Incredible Free Museums Around the World

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Jetting around the world isn't free, but cultural enrichment can be.

Why Museums Are Very Cool and Should Be Visited Often

Paul Cantor | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Paul Cantor

It's often easier to talk about visiting museums than it is to, ya'know, actually visit them. Between work, the gym, dinner, something else always seems to comes up.

State of the Art: Studio Rodeo

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

In selecting artists for State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges President Don Bacigalupi and Curator for Special Projects, Chad Alligood, visited nearly 1,000 artists around the country.

The Unsung But Revolutionary Art Institutions of Massachusetts

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Massachusetts is home to some lesser known -- or even unknown -- but significant centers of culture where you can observe great art, and create some of your own.

Thanks to Glenn Lowry

Manuel R. De Juan | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Manuel R. De Juan

Mr. Lowry, please allow me to express that, if, based solely on your judgment, you decided to tear down a swath of Manhattan for the sake of progress or for the sake of art, you would have my full confidence for such a decision.

On the "A" w/Souleo: More Than Enough White Curators?

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

"There needs to be a conscious decision to develop relationships with independent curators of all cultural backgrounds to see what the possibilities are."

14 of the Most Anticipated Museum Shows of 2014

MutualArt | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

As the memories of our favorite exhibitions from 2013 wane, 2014 promises a slew of exciting museum shows opening around the world.

Rockstars, Museum Endowments and Longevity

Scott Stover | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Scott Stover

From Paris to Los Angeles, it is surprising that dinner conversation in the art world shifts its focus from the museum to the museum director. Jeffrey Deitch disappeared as the conversation centerpiece as all talk is about the new director, Philippe Vergne, who will save MOCA.

It's Ok to Snap That Selfie

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Jen Olenizcak

Get your group in on it and act it out. Make the art come to life.

Going to Amsterdam? The Hague Is Well Worth the Detour: Art, Dining, Lodging

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

The Hague -- seat of the Netherlands government -- had long been on our to-visit list. Everyone who'd advised us to go was right: The historic center is charming and beautiful.

Finding Art, Music And Comfort In Amsterdam

Edward Schneider | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

It had been more than eight years since we were in Amsterdam. When the much-reconfigured Rijksmuseum re-opened, we were ready for another visit to the Netherlands. It was just a matter of following our usual practice of finding a musical event around which to build an itinerary.

Groupon Wants To Charge You $18 To Visit A Free Museum

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

To offer free admission or to not offer free admission? That is the question New York's biggest art house always seems to struggle with. The Metrop...

Remixing the Same? Bastard Pop at the Museum El Chopo, Mexico City

Eduardo Navas | Posted 11.23.2013 | Arts
Eduardo Navas

The conference was opened with commentaries by the organizers Jose Luis Paredes Pacho, Ruben Lopez Cano, and Julian Woodside.

Welcome To The Largest Art Museum In Maine

AP | ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The gleaming glass building of the Colby College Museum of Art not only stands out on campus – surrounded by the red brick,...

Could LA Museums Be More Generous to the Public?

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Having lived in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, I remember a sense of frustration about the fact that, throughout the 1980's, the New York Times...

Art Museums And The Aspen Spirit

Todd Breyfogle | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Todd Breyfogle

To see art museums not only as repositories of culture, but as dynamic spaces for encounters with other human beings past and present, as confrontations with ourselves in which we allow art to "read" us--this is to recognize art museums as custodians of individual and collective memory and identity, as places which educate and stimulate the imagination.

Shoes: the 5th Food Group

Kimann Schultz | Posted 08.14.2013 | Style
Kimann Schultz

I myself have for years maintained that shoes are the 5th Food Group: Along with meat, dairy, fruit, veggies and the good ole grain, I believe one needs shoes to be happy and healthy, and one needs regular servings of them to boot. I say it fully tongue in cheek -- but I also really mean it.

The Best Museum Restaurants

Departures Magazine | Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts
Departures Magazine

Avant-garde menus, star chefs, world-class views: These restaurants give the fine art in the hallowed halls that surround them a bit of healthy -- and delicious -- competition for attention.