Category Archives: Museums

Virtually Macabre in Philly

Like many folks self-isolating these days, I have been spending way too much time on virtual video tours. I have taken train rides through the Swiss Alps, long car journeys around New Zealand, hikes in Icelands, and much more. Some … Continue reading

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Plague Dreams

Being an insomniac is not pleasant during the best of times, but during this bizarre pandemic it’s especially challenging. One of the ways that I soothe myself when I am unable to sleep is to recall some of the wonderful … Continue reading

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Berlin: Museum Goes Mobile

Berlin’s Museum of Now (MON) along with Yes,And…Productions(YAP) have come up with an ingenious way to bring art to city residents during the corona virus lockdown. Loading a projector and speakers onto a truck, they make nightly visits to neighborhoods … Continue reading

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TGI Frida

Faces of Frida is one of the most extensive curations on the iconic Mexican artist ever assembled and it’s available through the Google Arts and Culture app. Comprised of 800 Frida Kahlo paintings, artifacts, high-resolution images and features, it offers … Continue reading

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Hermitage

I was very fortunate to spend an entire day in the world renowned Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia a few years ago. It’s almost overwhelming to try and take in the immense institution in one visit. To save our … Continue reading

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Library of Exile

I first discovered the ceramic artist and writer Edmund de Waal through his best-selling book The Hare with the Amber Eyes. If you are not familiar with the memoir, it’s a compelling read that encompasses not only de Waal’s family history, … Continue reading

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Strap-on your skates

Winter Landscape with Skaters  or Winterlandschap met Ijsvermaak is a c.1608 oil on oak painting by the Dutch artist Hendrick Avercamp in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.The painting shows ice skaters of all sorts enjoying a day on a frozen river. People dressed … Continue reading

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Chronicles of New York

Dramatically set atop a set of stacked blue shipping containers, the French street artist JR just completed his latest large-scale wheat paste work, Chronicles of New York at Domino Park in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. The installation is a compilation of … Continue reading

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Sometimes in Winter

Gabriele Münter (Berlin, 1877 – 1962) was a German expressionist painter who was at the forefront of the Munich avant-garde in the early 20th century. She studied and lived with the painter Wassily Kandinsky and was a founding member of the … Continue reading

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Decolonizing the Metropolitan

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of my favorite go to places in the city. In fact, I’ve been visiting the Met since before I could walk. The museum’s grand entrance hall never fails to awe. … Continue reading

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