Category Archives: Museums

La Sagesse

La Sagesse (1940-1941). Tamara de Lempicka (Polish, 1898-1980). Oil on panel. La Sagesse, or “Wisdom,” takes its inspiration from the Old Masters, all the while exuding Lempicka’s signature style. The layout and type of figure in this painting bring to … Continue reading

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Poster House

New Yorkers and tourists too can now visit a new museum entirely dedicated to the art of posters.The Poster House, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district and which features an identity designed by Pentagram’s Paula Scher, will be the first museum of its … Continue reading

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We Sing The Body Electric

Today is Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday . This offers an important opportunity to reassess his tremendous contributions to American life and literature at a time when our country is so polarized. The University of Pennsylvania Libraries and the Pew Center … Continue reading

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Global Dickens

I’m hoping that I will be able to catch the just opened exhibition called Global Dickens: For Every Nation Upon Earth this Fall at London’s excellent Dickens Museum. The show runs from this week through November 3, 2019. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Ancient and Modern Meet in the Cyclades

A remarkable exhibition of contemporary sculpture by British artist Antony Gormley is on display from now through October 2019 at the extraordinary archaeological site of the Greek island of Delos. The non-profit organization NEON  is presenting the collection of anthropomorphic … Continue reading

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Weekday Links to Love

I was recently asked: “Why do you call softcover books paperbacks ?” So, I had to get an answer and here it is. Not to burst your bubble, but here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t work in a bookstore. Although I stopped visiting … Continue reading

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Making Your Mark

Most of us don’t give a second thought to the greatest human achievement in history. But now the British Museum’s new interactive exhibition Writing: Marking Your Mark is celebrating more than 5,000 years of our most amazing legacy. The exhibit, which runs … Continue reading

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The Library Project

Not long ago, I posted a story about British -Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare’s book art project at the Cleveland Library called The American Library Project. Now his companion project called The British Library  has found its way into Tate Modern’s … Continue reading

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Street Art Fortified

What a brilliant setting for the second museum dedicated to street-art in France, located in the town of Neuf-Brisach (Haut-Rhin), and inaugurated on July 7, 2018, the Musee D’Art Urbain et De Street Art (MAUSA) is situated in the 18th … Continue reading

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Slow Down You Look Too Fast

Today, art museums, galleries, and other institutions around the world are marking the annual Slow Art Day with a wide variety of tours, activities and events that all encourage visitors to take more time with art. The concept is quite simple, by … Continue reading

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