Category Archives: Art

Paris Museums

There’s good news for Paris museum visitors; starting in 2015 some of the most popular attractions are expanding opening times to seven days a week. Instead of closing one day each week on Mondays or Tuesdays, the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay … Continue reading

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See it like a native

I often get asked advice on how to see New York City. Of course I always suggest the purchase of a good, old fashioned print travel guide book, and the usual websites, too. Recently, I’ve been recommending NYCgo.com which is … Continue reading

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3 Seconds of Art

The southern Dutch city of Breda is home to a unique art gallery experience. The 3sec.gallery is housed in the formerly dim, grey entrance of the Chassé Parking Garage. Launched in July by the Graphic Design Festival Breda, the clever … Continue reading

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E Pluribus Unum

Inspired by the motto of the United States—E Pluribus Unum or Out of Many, One—Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada has created a monumental landscape portrait on the National Mall in Washington DC. The portrait image is a composite highlighting the diversity … Continue reading

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Almost as good as a Tardis

Mobile phones have rendered most of London’s thousands of iconic, red telephone boxes redundant. Fortunately, art and technology are coming to the rescue for these beautiful 20th century architectural works and saving some from obsolescence. A group of four artists, … Continue reading

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Book Selling Is A Dirty Business

These days authors and booksellers have to dig deep to find new ways to garner attention for new releases. To promote the new children’s title Sam and Dave Dig a Hole creators Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen enlisted the help … Continue reading

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Canary Islands: Latitude of Life

The Canary Islands Tourist Board, which represents the Spanish archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa, recently commissioned seven artists from seven different countries to create original artwork based on the distinctive architecture, culture and landscape of each island. The … Continue reading

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Poe Comes Home

Tomorrow afternoon, a new bronze statue “Poe Returns To Boston” will be unveiled at Edgar Allan Poe Square, close to the Boston Commons and the iconic author’s birthplace. Almost 165 years to the day after his death at age 40, … Continue reading

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Qwerty Portraits

Brazilian artist Álvaro Franca uses old electric and manual typewriters to create these amazing portraits of iconic authors like J.D. Salinger, Clarice Lispector, Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac. This little video demonstrates how it’s done.  

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What’s a Brooklyn handshake

Puerto Rico-based street artists Bik Ismo—aka Joshua Santos Rivera— recently completed this striking commentary on American urban life in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC.

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