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Chronicles: Lamartine Place

Lamartine Place

The row houses on West 29th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue, in New York might look like many of the older townhouses scattered around Manhattan, except the ones on 29th St hold a significant and often overlooked place in the city’s history.   Built in 1846, this row of houses, situated on what was then Lamartine Place, during the ... Read More »

News: Inside Museum Secrets

  A new series from History Television takes you even deeper inside museums than we do with a look at the mysteries that pervade some of the greatest institutions in the world. The six part Canadian series entitled Museum Secrets will look at: the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, London’s Natural History Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Egyptian ... Read More »

News: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

  It was announced today that Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Darlene Love, Dr. John and Alice Cooper will be among the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.   Neil Diamond and Alice Cooper had both been eligible for induction for years and had this to say of the announcement: Diamond: “I thought about it occasionally, but I kind ... Read More »

News: Model for Pietà Discovered in Shop

Pieta

Michelangelo’s Pietà is one of the greatest works of art ever created. It’s divine beauty is so great, that it has driven people mad and made observers weep. Ever since Laszlo Toth’s attack of the statue in 1972, during which he damaged with work with a hammer, the Pietà has been kept under bullet proof glass in St. Peter’s Basilica ... Read More »

News: Code Found in Mona Lisa’s Eyes

LaGioconda

  After the Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda in Europe, was subjected to hyper-magnification, it has been discovered that two letters were painted onto each of the mysterious woman’s eyes. In the right eye, the letters LV are visible, which can be presumed refer to the artist’s initials, Leonardo da Vinci. In the left eye are letters much more intriguing, ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

Christmas-London

  Celebrate: Christmas Markets are wonderful and warm places to buy unique gifts and support local artisans while shopping for your friends and family this season. London has a variety of Christmas markets spread all around the city; from charity Christmas markets to designer fairs where you can get some really exciting Christmas presents. Here are a few:   Cologne ... Read More »

Spotlight On…The Costume Institute

House of Dior

The Museum of Costume Art was founded by Aline Bernstein and Irene Lewisohn, who also founded the Neighborhood Playhouse, in New York in 1937. In 1946, the museum merged with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and became The Costume Institute and today its collection spans five continents and five centuries with over 35,000 garments and accessories.   The Costume Institute ... Read More »

News: Kooples Couples

Robert, a photographer, and Gemma, a DJ

The French clothing brand The Kooples is about to open three of their first stand-alone stores in the UK. And they promise, they won’t be the only ones. The company that in two short years has taken over the young and trendy Paris scene is already imbedding itself in the world of London hipsters.   The Kooples was founded by ... Read More »

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