Category Archives: Museums

Whoopsie Daisy Indeed

This week, a 12-year-old Taiwanese boy tripped on a museum display and accidently punched a hole in a $1.5 350-year-old painting. Flowers, by Paolo Porpora, is part of a traveling exhibition called “Face of Leonardo: Images of a Genius”. No … Continue reading

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Micrographia

Los Angeles-based artist Charlotte Price created this engaging short film for the renowned Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Here’s what she had to say about the project: As a filmmaker, I spend many hours examining the world through a … Continue reading

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Not so secret, but worth a look anyway

Love Home Swap, a popular home exchange website, analyzed more than 700,000 travel tips from 70,000 site members to create a list of travel recommendations. here’s the result in their “Top 150 Secret Destinations” infographic. Maybe not so secret, but … Continue reading

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If you do it right, it will last forever

The late design icon Massimo Vignelli, who died last year, will always be remembered for his visually powerful and timeless graphic art. To honor his memory, the Spanish design studio Husmee Estudio Graphique asked a diverse group of international graphic … Continue reading

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The Mind Is Like An Iceberg

One hundred years ago Sigmund Freud published his groundbreaking paper titled “The Unconscious”, which revolutionized thinking about the mind. To mark this centenary, this week the Freud Museum London is launching a three-month long celebration to demonstrate how the unconscious … Continue reading

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Seventy-one Square Miles Seeded With Hustle

The just launched Brooklyn from the Wildsam Field Guide Series describes the New York Borough as “…seventy-one square miles seeded with hustle and grit and leaps of faith”. As the product of more than a century of Brooklynites on both … Continue reading

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The Art of Public Transit

During the last three decades, New York City’s Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) has commissioned hundreds of original art works for its far-flung network of stations. Now, the New York Society of Illustrators is celebrating some of the wonderful posters, mosaics, … Continue reading

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Not Your Typical Literary Museum

Anita Thompson, Hunter S. Thompson’s widow, has announced that she is planning to open a museum dedicated to the father of gonzo journalism at their Owl Farm retreat in rural Colorado. The always outrageous author lived at the Aspen area … Continue reading

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Europe’s Smallest Museum

When I was recently checking on some Amsterdam travel suggestions, I discovered Europe’s newest and smallest museum. Situated in the famed Paradiso music venue, The Small Museum is easy to overlook. In fact, it’s just a cabinet attached to the … Continue reading

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Bringing Art to the People

Our little town rarely experiences public art happenings, but this past week a wonderful pop-upĀ  art installation quietly appeared around the village. “Inside Out” is an exciting project from the Philadelphia Museum of Art which aims to bring a taste … Continue reading

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