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Armchair Traveler: Munch and Oslo

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Edvard Munch’s iconic Scream changed the course of art history, and has become one of the most reproduced works of art in the world. It’s become one of the most expensive, too, selling for nearly $120 million in May.   The artist was born 149 years ago this week in Ådalsbruk, Norway. Soon after, his family moved to the capital ... Read More »

Armchair Traveler: Sicily

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Italian, yes, but also fiercely independent, the Mediterranean island of Sicily has a rich and complicated history, one that blends an international mix of influences. Its beautiful vistas, quaint towns, sultry atmosphere, and longstanding traditions have inspired countless directors to film here, on location. Discover Sicily through cinema as we tour three of its historic towns, and check out Museyon’s ... Read More »

On Location: Rockefeller Center

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Nothing kicks off the holidays quite like the lighting of America’s most famous evergreen—the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The tradition goes back all the way to the 1930s, when workers at the Rock Center construction site set up their own tree on Christmas Eve. By 1933 it was an annual tradition. Since that first 20-foot tree, each year’s celebration has ... Read More »

Bring Museyon Home for the Holidays

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There’s a chill in the air and a turkey in the freezer, which means the holidays are right around the corner. No matter who is on your gift-giving list this season, Museyon has books from everyone from your Francophile sister to your history buff husband to your artsy best friend. Filled with dozens of dramatic true stories and hundreds of ... Read More »

The Private Passions of Claude Monet

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Claude Monet was born in Paris, on November 14, 1840. Today his name is synonymous with Impressionism, but there was more to the artist than his love of painting light. It is well known that Monet loved to garden, as anyone who has ever been to his home in Giverny can attest. The quaint, pink-and-green country home—where he moved in ... Read More »

The Life and Death of a Free Thinker

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An uncontested election is a sign of democracy at work, but America wasn’t always the land of the free. When the first European settlers arrived in the New World, religion and superstition ruled the land, and the rights we take for granted today were a long way away. Anne Hutchinson was a Puritan settler who came to America in 1634 ... Read More »

Sistine Chapel at 500

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It’s one of the holiest sites in the Catholic church—and one of the most sacred spots in the history of art. It’s the Sistine Chapel, and it was inagurated 500 years ago on October 31, 1512 by Pope Julius II. All those centuries ago, the pope led mass under Michelangelo’s still-wet masterpiece. Today, 20,000 people a day admire the artist’s ... Read More »

Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective

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In the early 1960s, when the art scene was ruled by the seriousness of Abstract Expressionism, artist Roy Lichtenstein dove head first into the ubiquitous world of pop culture. He plucked images from advertisements and cartoons and rendered them with oversized Ben-Day printer’s dots, which he painstakingly rendered by hand. Since then, dozens of artists—stars like Richard Prince and Jeff ... Read More »

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