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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.

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

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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.

What a Stranger Taught My Son About Post-September 11th America That I Never Wanted Him to Know

Sital Kalantry | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Sital Kalantry

This incident forced me to tell my son that some people do not like us just because of the color of our skin. I probably failed to show that woman how wrong she was, but she succeeded in teaching my son about racism at a place where his grandmother almost lost her life.

Bardo Museum: A Tunisian Treasure

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.04.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I couldn't get enough of the fabulous mosaics dating from ancient Greek times to well after the Christian era at Tunisia's renovated National Bardo Mu...

Painting Through Peru

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was up for the sunrise and climbed the Inca ruins with my paints. Words cannot adequately capture how truly spectacular this site is, and how amazing that they could build these structures in this inaccessible place.

Is This Art Too Risky or Offensive to Display?

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Martha Rosenberg

As art lovers and the curious line up to see Crown, two things are certain: that Crown fulfills the "point" of art -- to create dialogue, debate and take people outside of their comfort zone -- so they think in ways in which they're unaccustomed.

Pilgrimage to Gibran

Emily O'Dell | Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

Tired of the toxicity of hate, and disturbed by the carnage of rockets and bombs, I decided to make a mini-pilgrimage of peace to the final resting place of Khalil Gibran.

Major New York City Museum Invites Visitors To Draw On Its Walls

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.20.2014 | Arts

A visit to a museum is most often characterized by a significant amount of visual observation, a good dose of walking at a leisurely pace down white-w...

Is the Art Show Becoming the Armory Show?

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Armory Show is held at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City and is perhaps the best advertised and attended art show of the week.

Learn, Dance and Have Fun in Colombia's Caribbean Museum

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Memo to first-time visitors to Colombia: The local tourism folks want you to know they've come up with a way to make you less of a stranger to the 150-mile-long coastal strip before you set out to see it.

(R)evolution at the 64th Berlinale: Clooneymania to Nymphomania Climaxing in a Double Decker Zeitgeist

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Along with a full circle (r)evolution beyond the Uncertainty Principle, the underlying signature of this Berlinale is that European specialty: no holds barred sex exploding mainstream.

This Museum is So Gay

Billy Kolber | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

Photos courtesy of The Library Company of Philadelphia Philadelphia's Library Company opens a gay history exhibit today: That's So Gay: Outing Ear...

The Monuments Men

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The story of the "Monuments Men" is fascinating and truly deserving of the attention it will garner through this film. Irene Rawlings calls it "the greatest treasure hunt in history."

A Look at High Art in the 21st Century: Pictures at a Museum's Shop.

Jura Margulis | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Jura Margulis

We created abundance in the civilized world and cherish the history of our culture and the culture of our history, or so we say, and that last room before the museum's shop exhibits the best we can do in and with the visual arts sector?

Artist Creates A Drawing A Day For One Entire Year

Daniel Horowitz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Daniel Horowitz

This is Week 9 of my daily drawing/collage series, метаморфоза (Metamorphosis.) I hope you enjoy it. метаморфоза is a daily d...

Last Chance for Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Paintings at the Frick Museum

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The fifteen paintings selected for the Frick's presentation are among the most important in the Mauritshuis's holdings.

A Drawing A Day For One Entire Year

Daniel Horowitz | Posted 02.12.2014 | Arts
Daniel Horowitz

This is Week 8 of my daily drawing/collage series, метаморфоза (Metamorphosis.) I hope you enjoy it. метаморфоза is a daily d...

A Drawing A Day For An Entire Year

Daniel Horowitz | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Daniel Horowitz

метаморфоза is a daily drawing project, a visual trajectory, generated through free association. Its themes, as they emerge, can be continually abstracted through a metamorphosis, just as the prefix "meta" indicates a concept which is an abstraction of another concept.

Opening Day Art Basel Miami Beach: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

There's a lot of art, which isn't to say it is all good, and there are a lot of art dealers trying to sell their wares. Here are some tips for navigating the fair.