Category Archives: Art

How Random Is This

New York City’s amazing Metropolitan Museum of Art is probably my favorite museum in the world and I’ve been to hundreds. It’s also one of the most visited museums in the world with nearly 2 million guests annually. The Met … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Librarians

Regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages will be well aware of my appreciation for cartoonist Tom Gauld’s hilarious comics. So, I was happy to discover that he has a new book of cartoons that will be released in the … Continue reading

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Signs of Hope

TheHope Signs initiative was created by Gothenburg Book Fair and advertising agency Nord DDB, and sees authors such as Jojo Moyes, David Lagercrantz, Lauren Groff, and Anthony Doerr sharing their thoughts on global warming for climate crisis demonstration placards. Printed on the … Continue reading

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Meow Wolf

The Santa Fe, New Mexico-based cutting edge arts group known as Meow Wolf has launched an exciting project in Denver, Colorado called the Covergence Station. Squeezed into a pizza slice-shaped space between urban highways, the colorful attraction is a series of immersive installations … Continue reading

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Summer Island

I haven’t paid much attention to the deluge of content that has been generated lately by AI machines, but something about the Summer Island project captured my attention. Summer Island is a comic, with all the artwork generated by  Midjourney AI. To … Continue reading

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When a bookaholic meets a bibliophile

I recently discovered this wonderful illustration titled Bookaholic and Bibliophile. Created by Ukrainian artists Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv, it features two charming, whimsical creatures embracing each other while maintaining engagement with their books. Cat-like and bird-like, one in high … Continue reading

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In The Garden of Death

I’ve been a fan of the Symbolist painter Hugo Simberg (1873-1917) since I first saw his work in his native Finland decades ago. His best known work The Garden of Death (above) was created for the Tampere Cathedral along with a … Continue reading

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The Favorite Poem Project

I recently discovered a wonderful series of Youtube videos that were filmed for the Favorite Poem Project. The collection of 50 short video documentaries showcases individual Americans reading and speaking personally about poems they love. During the one-year open call for submissions, … Continue reading

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How do you define museum ?

After a vote at their 26th general conference on August 24th, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has refined their official definition of the term “museum,” that they previously established nearly half a century ago. The updated definition—which now incorporates … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Holland Island

I recently had the opportunity to road trip along the Mid-Atlantic coast of the U.S. in the states of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The highlight was a visit to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, on Assateague Island, which has stunning beaches, … Continue reading

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