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Spotlight On…10 Corso Como, Milan

10 Corso Como

  A clothing store, an art gallery, a cafe and most recently, a three room hotel, 10 Corso Como is synonymous with cutting edge art and fashion in Milan. In an era that has seen the importance of Milanese fashion severely downgraded, 10 Corso Como is keeping the flame alive and roaring.   Founded by gallerist Carla Sozzani, sister of ... 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 »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

Deathly Hallows

  Celebrate: There is one huge reason to celebrate this weekend- Harry Potter. The long awaited Deathly Hallows premieres today, with people lining-up before midnight Thursday to be the first to see the film. This will be the second to last Harry Potter film and is part one of the final book in the series.   Watch: Harry Potter and ... Read More »

Spotlight On…The Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje

Pablo Picasso, Woman's Head, 1963 oil on canvas

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia houses the biggest, and most complete collection of contemporary art in Southeastern Europe. Which for a city that many people have never heard of, is astonishing but the reasoning is not without a tinge of saddness.   On July 26th, 1963, in the early morning hours an earthquake shook Skopje, killing over ... 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 »

Chronicles: Sniffen Court

The_Doors_-_Strange_Days

Hidden amongst the high rises of Murray Hill sits a secret courtyard, unknown by even some of the streets neighbors, Sniffen Court. Nestled on E36th St between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue, this courtyard was originally built by architect John Sniffen in 1850 and was used as stables for the surround townhouses. During the 1920s, when keeping horses in Manhattan ... Read More »

News: Attempt to Uncover Da Vinci Mystery

Peter Paul Rubens's copy of The Battle of Anghiari

  Leonardo da Vinci was an impatient genius who often went after projects with unbridled voracity only to abandon them when new ideas caught his attention. Or in the case of the fresco, Battle of Anghiari, when irritating difficulties presented themselves.   In 1504, Leonardo was commissioned to paint a fresco in the Hall of Five Hundred in the Palazzo ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…The Cairo Film Festival

  The Cairo International Film Festival has been bringing cinema from around the world to Egypt for the past 34 years. The festival was created when the country was still gleaming from its Golden Age of Film by Egyptian movie critics who after visiting the Berlin Film Festival, thought their city should host a similar event. Read More »

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