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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!

Taipei's Museum Of Contemporary Art Offers A Voyage Into The Bizarre

Matt Gibson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel
Matt Gibson

Western art can be pretty weird, but there's nothing quite as mind-bendingly bizarre as modern Asian art.

The Outdoor Museum: Not Your Usual Images of New York

Sherman Yellen | Posted 08.25.2012 | New York
Sherman Yellen

Beauty, wit, irony, charm, sadness -- Margery Gray Harnick has caught it all with her camera, framing New York City life with the eye of an artist, and the heart of a humanist. And her husband, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, has provided a series of witty poems that complement them.

Mark Twain Words & Music: A Stylish Miracle to Fend Off Hard Times

Cindy Lovell | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home
Cindy Lovell

With attendance dwindling and the economy uncertain, museums -- especially those without a healthy endowment -- are getting creative. And proactive.

Bogus Barnes Foundation: Fake Galleries, Phony Populism (VIDEO)

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

2012-05-22-Screenshot20120522at6.45.49PM.pngHe famously had no patience for pretentiousness, privilege or elitism. He also famously despised Philadelphia, now home to his collection.

Virtual Orchestra Puts You On The Conductor's Stand

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home

LONDON — A London museum is putting the conductor's baton in visitors' hands, allowing guests to direct a virtual orchestra using three-dimensio...