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Extended Travel: Louisiana MoMA, Humlebæk, Denmark

Image by Benita Hussain

Built into the former estate and villa of a man whose three wives were named Louise is the most-visited museum in Denmark. The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located 35 km north of Copenhagen, consistently captures the international modern and contemporary art world’s zeitgeist to a surprising degree considering its rural location in Humlebæk.   Overlooking the Øresund Sound (on ... Read More »

2 Days in: Skagen, Denmark

By Benita Hussain

“This country is mild, smiling, fantastic, mighty, wild, wonderful and awe-inspiring.  It is Skagen–There is no other place on the face of this earth like it.”   Norwegian painter Christian Krohg may have used one too many superlatives when describing the northernmost city of Denmark’s Jylland peninsula; however, anyone who visits Skagen will understand how a more lyrical description would ... Read More »

Art Interview: Peter Eleey + Queens, NY

Photo courtesy of Cameron Wittig

Starting this month, a native son returns to New York when Peter Eleey, former Visual Arts Curator of Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center, joins MoMA’s P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center as its Curator. Prior to his years at the Walker, Mr. Eleey was a Curator and Producer at New York-based group Creative Time, during which he helped produce large-scale and landmark exhibits, ... Read More »

Chronicles: Tenors and Tiramisu at Ferrara’s Cafe & Bakery

Antonio Ferrara & His Namesake Cafe

With the constant re-vamping of New York City and the bleeding over of neighborhoods into the next (“East Williamsburg,” anyone?), few places have held strong to their traditional roots. In that small subset of Old New York institutions that rages against the dying of the old ways is Ferrara’s Bakery & Cafe, a spot where espresso snobs’ and sugar addicts’ ... Read More »

Chronicles: Revolution at Cherry Lane

Image from New York Daily Photo

Housed in a former farmhouse-turned brewery-turned industrial factory is the oldest continually-running Off-Broadway theater in New York City.  Since its 1924 founding by Edna St. Vincent Millay and friends, the Cherry Lane Theatre has hosted performances involving an illustrious string of historical treasures (considering its budget and size) such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Samuel Beckett and modern personalities like ... Read More »

2 Days in: Porto, Portugal

Photo by Benita Hussain

As the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon, Porto (or “Oporto,” as the English call it) is sometimes lovingly referred to as the capital’s step-sibling, a nickname referring only to its size because though Porto’s beginnings may be humble and the facades decaying, it holds a colorful and gastronomic charm that its Romanesque walls can barely contain… Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…The Roskilde Festival

Photo by: Klavs Bo Christensen/ROCKPHOTO

Oh, how we love Denmark.  Where else besides the multi-day Roskilde Festival can you experience some of the biggest names in music and its notable up-and-comers, skate on half-pipes, go fishing, take a dip, post some mail, fill your prescriptions, shop for groceries, do your laundry, and have your electric car battery recharged alongside 100,000 like-minded fans?  Plus, because it is ... Read More »

Goya + Rosario Weiss: All in the Family

The Milkmaid of Bordeaux, attributed to Francisco Goya

Born in Aragon, Spain in 1746, Francisco Jose de Goya de Lucientes is known as one of the last European classical painting and print masters and one of the first of the modern era.  Daring in his subject matter and bold with his brush strokes, his pieces have long provoked thought and controversy. It is no wonder that Madrid’s Museo ... Read More »

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