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News: Duchamp’s ‘Unknown’ Brother

'On the beach', 1956, Jacques Villon

When all three of your brothers and sisters are fellow artists, particularly the famous Marcel Duchamp, it is hard to distinguish one’s own identity. Thus, Gaston Duchamp adopted the working pseudonym of Jacques Villon.   Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Unknown’ brother was a painter and graphic artist whose legacy includes almost 700 prints in addition to paintings. From 1950 onward his work ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Oldest Home in Manhattan

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  The headquarters of General Washington and his men, the home of one of early America’s most infamous men, and the location of numerous ghostly sightings- all in a days work for the oldest remaining house in Manhattan. Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

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  Celebrations World Cup Finale – This weekend, the eyes of the world will be focused on South Africa as the month long World Cup comes to a close. Once again, two European teams will battle for first place; last World Cup four years ago saw a gripping, head-butting, finale between France and Italy while this year The Netherlands and ... Read More »

Chronicles: Secrets of The Waldorf-Astoria

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  Not all things are created for the pursuit of beauty or glory. Sometimes, they are created purely from spite. Such is the case of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.   In the midst of a family feud with his aunt, Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor, William Waldorf Astor decided to take his revenge by building a hotel directly next store to her ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Niceto, Buenos Aires

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  Multiple stories, a dance floor that doesn’t kick-off until 3am and a trendy crowd that can smell the next big thing from a mile away. Welcome to Niceto, a dance club and much more located on an industrial strip of Buenos Aires.   Before midnight, Niceto’s two stages alternate between traditional cabaret, hip-hop and local bands. A forerunner in ... Read More »

News: World’s Top Photo Award in Arles

Prix Pictet, the prestigious photography award, launched today at the world’s foremost photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles. The announcement for this year’s theme, Growth, will be held tonight in Arles at the Théâtre Antique. Since its launch in 2008 by the Geneva-based private bank Pictet & Cie, the Prix Pictet has become the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. ... Read More »

Chronicles: St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery

St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, New York City, photo by: Momos

Above 8th St. in New York City, the streets run only one of two ways, horizontal from the East River to the Hudson River and vertical, reaching to north to the Harlem River. All except for a single street that is; Stuyvesant St. It is here, on the one street allowed to cut diagonally across from the West Village to ... Read More »

News: Chronicles of Old New York!

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We’re happy to announce that our newest publication, Chronicles of Old New York is now on sale! Buy it here on our site, Amazon or Barnes and Noble!   The history of New York City is written in its streets; uncover it with Chronicles of Old New York, a new guide enjoyable for history buffs, New York residents, and NYC ... Read More »

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