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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.

A Drawing A Day For One Entire Year

Daniel Horowitz | Posted 01.29.2014 | Arts
Daniel Horowitz

I am conducting an experiment in free association -- creating a new image daily in a variety of media and posting them here weekly.

Using Minecraft for Food System Education

Laurie Freyer | Posted 01.26.2014 | Home
Laurie Freyer

Minecraft has its own physical laws and rules; it's self-perpetuating and functions through the activity and innovation of interested parties -- it is only natural that this may translate as a tool to learn the basics of the global food system.

A Drawing A Day For A Year

Daniel Horowitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Horowitz

In 2011 I began a drawing a day series I simply called '365.' After years of working primarily at my computer on commissioned illustrations I was tired of sitting at a desk and longed for working with my hands again, to paint and draw, and quickly.

Historic New York City Museum Gets A Massive Makeover

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.02.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Queens Museum of Art for decades had to work within the confines of a building that originally was constructed as a ...

KAWS at PAFA

Craig Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

KAWS, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, and now residing in the artist enclave of Brooklyn, is known for using pop culture iconography to cause viewers to consider the world around them differently.

Whoever Wins, Move Back Into Gracie Mansion!

Paul Gunther | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York
Paul Gunther

With the New York elections looming, the imminent arrival of a new mayor offers the chance to reanimate the foremost residential aspect and make it a dynamic part of history making rather than as fixed measure of past events alone.

Summer Luxury in Italy

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 10.13.2013 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Sun-bathed piazzas, colorful, aromatic farmers markets, sensual people throbbing to different music 24 hours a day. If Alaska is the land of the Midnight Sun, Italia is the terra of the Midnight Fun.

elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste
Emily Elyse Miller

An epicurean haven has just arrived to London's Somerset House, where a vast array of elBulli-everything is on display for all to see.

Zilvinas Kempinas: Slow Motion. Solo Show at Museum Tinguely, Basel (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

Slow Motion at Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland is Zilvinas Kempinas's largest exhibition to date. The Lithuanian artist is known for his minimal...

Mark Twain's House Takes on Mark Twain's House

Cindy Lovell | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Cindy Lovell

Whether drawn to Mark Twain by a certain nostalgia that includes fishing and hooky-playing or because of his fiery social criticism, readers can't seem to put Twain's books down.

Musée d'Edith Piaf - A Hidden Museum

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 08.04.2013 | Travel
Katherine Brodsky

Edith Piaf is no doubt one of France's greatest "gifts," with her magical voice and presence. There are few who haven't heard and fallen in love with songs like "La Vie en Rose" and "Non, je ne regrette rien." She is most certainly one-of-a-kind.

The Parthenon Marbles: A Piece of History Still Orphaned

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

The Acropolis Museum, founded on the passion and spirit of Melina Mercouri, the renowned Greek actress and Minister of Culture, patiently awaits the return of the Parthenon Marbles to their rightful resting place.

What Mom Wants More Than Flowers This Year

Women & Co | Posted 07.10.2013 | Style
Women & Co

A bouquet is nice, but the world is full of flowers in May. Why not get a little more creative for Mother's Day? Celebrate the mothers in your life (or drop some hints for your own gift) with these non-floral ideas:

Friday Talking Points -- Most Disappointing Plan B

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A professional pundit was fired because he wrote an opinion piece that was factually inaccurate. Is that even a thing? "Journalists" can get fired for saying things which are false (things that five minutes of fact-checking would have proven laughably wrong), and for other stupid comments?

Back Story: The Rosa Parks Statue

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I was pleased to read about the recent unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol Building's National Statuary Hall.

A First For Alex Katz

VernissageTV | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

"Landscapes" is the title of the current solo show of the American painter Alex Katz at the museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zürich, Switzerland. At first,...

Met Museum Is Now Open 7 Days A Week!

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will be open to the public 7 days a week starting July 1. The museum is now closed on Mondays,...

PHOTOS: Surprising Palestinian Styles

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Can a culture be preserved and reconstructed through its costumes?

Cairo's Egyptian Museum Weathers Looting, Riots

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

One of the most memorable images of the revolution in Egypt was local citizens forming a human chain to protect the Egyptian Antiquities Museum on Tahrir Square. Sadly, this followed reports that the museum had been ransacked and looted. What happened during those tumultuous days inside the museum -- and how is the museum doing today, 21 months later?

Onward to the Stars!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Last week was my first full week of my sophomore year of college and thus, as you can probably imagine, pretty busy. As busy as I was, though, I still found the time to honor two prominent historical anniversaries.

PHOTOS: The Best Art Hotels

Tablet | Posted 11.19.2012 | Travel
Tablet

Long gone are the days when a hotel could get by with a random smattering of thoughtless watercolors.

DIA Gets Dose of Big Pharma

John Corso | Posted 10.31.2012 | Detroit
John Corso

Beverly Fishman's Pill Spill, a glass installation at the Detroit Art Institute, makes the comparison between art and medicine explicit. But what does it mean to stage a "pharmacy" in a museum? It's a more difficult question than meets the eye.

My Maine Inspiration: Following in the Footsteps of American Artistic Tradition

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Although I grew up in New York and have lived there for many years, I have a summer studio in Maine. Every summer I pack up and go to paint following the tradition of so many of America's painters from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz.

Touring Port Discovery, Baltimore With Kids

Amber DeGrace | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Amber DeGrace

I daresay Baltimore should be a strong consideration on your list of possible travel destinations. There's so much to see and do in the city!