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News: Bones of a Saxon Princess in Germany

  The body of an English princess found over a thousand years after her death in a German cathedral might sound like fodder for a romance novel but in a laboratory in Bristol, England this month, the story became very real.   In 2008, the body of Queen Eadgyth, granddaughter of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, who married Otto ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Neuschwanstein, Germany

neuschwanstein

Less than two hours outside of Munich, along a quaint two-lane highway, sits a castle any little girl will recognize. The castle rises from amongst the treetops, high up the mountainside, looking as if it has emerged from a dream and if you were to blink, it might disappear forever. The castle is Neuschwanstein, former home of a reclusive king, ... Read More »

The Scene in Six Sounds: Germany

Kraftwerk

In this week’s installment of The Scene in Six Sounds, Museyon Guide James Hendicott heads back to Germany, a country where he used to live, to give us a report on the local scene — from delightfully cheesy Euro pop to some slightly scary metal. So James, tell us: Was ist mit der deutschen Musik?   Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

  Celebrate: We officially kicked off the holiday season this week with the first night of Hanukkah on December 1st and the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. If you’re in New York City this December, make sure to head to the Rock to not only see the tree but all of the beautiful windows of Sax’s Fifth Avenue, ... Read More »

News: Night at the Museum, Reindeer Included

SOMA, photo by David van Becker

  The Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin is offering something very special, the opportunity to stay overnight in the museum accompanied by a herd of reindeer.   For the sum of 1,000 euros, for either one or two people, you can stay in the museum in the art installation SOMA by Carsten Höller. The exhibition is an ... Read More »

News: Louvre Makes Plea for Work of Art

Three Graces

The Louvre is home to some of the world’s greatest works of art, from the Venus de Milo to the Mona Lisa. With so many amazing works of art under one roof, it is a wonder why one small work would matter so much to the renowned Parisian institution. And yet, it does…   In 1531, Lucas Cranach the Elder ... Read More »

News: 400 Years of Caravaggio in Berlin

Berlin

  A new exhibition has opened in Berlin at the Gemäldegalerie celebrating the 400th anniversary of Italian Renaissance painter Caravaggio. The exhibition includes two major works, Doubting Thomas and Amor Vincit Omnia, which belong to the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg and the Gemäldegalerie, respectively. Both the works were created for the marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani and were brought to ... Read More »

News: Was Caravaggio Using a Lens?

According to art historian David Hockney, he was. Hockney claims that Caravaggio used a lens or other optical device to help paint his masterpieces, like his Bacchus on the right, the argument for which he outlines in his book, Secret Knowlege.   This view, however, is contended by Andrew Graham-Dixon, an art historian in his own right and BBC2 Culture ... Read More »

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