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The Fife Is Right: The Seventh Annual Old South History Challenge

OSMH Steeple Image 2 Courtesy of Julie Sterling Photography

Calling all history buffs! Want to learn while laughing? This Wednesday, April 4, Boston landmark the Old South Meeting House hosts its seventh annual Fife is Right. This hilarious quiz show pits two teams of history experts–including our own Chronicles of Old New York author Charlie Bahne–against each other in a fun-filled trivia contest. This year’s theme, “Underground Boston,” features ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Andy Warhol Museum

6 - The Andy Warhol Museum, front facade, 1994, photo by Paul Rocheleau, 300 dpi

A controversial genius and one of the most famous American artists in the past century, Andy Warhol’s name is synonymous with modern art and ingenuity. Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh to Slovakian immigrants, Andy Warhol would rise to become the leading figure in the artistic movement Pop Art. His artistic career began while a student of commercial art at the ... Read More »

Coming Soon: Chronicles of Old Boston!

Here at Museyon we’re super-excited for the launch of Chronicles of Old Boston, the new history book hitting store shelves next month. Boston expert Charles Bahne reveals some of the city’s most shocking moments including a murder mystery on the Harvard campus to the mistake that sent 2 million gallons of molasses pouring down Commerce Street. Then he’ll show you ... Read More »

Meet the Collectors: The Stein Family

Gertrude Stein Pablo Picasso

In the beginnings of the 20th century, an American family gravitated to the center of the artistic movement in Paris, France. Though these individuals were not the usual “masters” of art that impacted the artistic world previously, these famous siblings did more for avant-garde Paris than perhaps even Pablo Picasso himself. Upon first arriving in Paris, the Stein siblings, Leo, ... Read More »

Exhibition: Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still 21

Cindy Sherman is a woman of many faces and talents, but is best known for her unparalleled and breakthrough work as a photographer. Always interested in the arts, Sherman would pick up the paint brush first in an effort to portray the ideas trapped in her mind. Yet, she found painting a practice of copying, and decided to try out ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern

Built in 1719, Fraunces Tavern was originally an elegant home for the merchant Stephan DeLancy and his family. But when tavern-keepe, Samuel Fraunces bought the building in 1762 and christened it with his name, the building became transformed into one of the most popular taverns in the area. Located on the corner of Pearl and Broad streets, the tavern played ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas

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Back when the Jim Crow laws had a hold on Nevada, Las Vegas was a separate and segregated community, divided by a railroad that split the city in two: east and west. The east prospered with the energetic casinos and clubs that would eventually give Las Vegas its fun-loving reputation while the Westside acquired the unflattering nickname of “Ragtown,” known ... Read More »

More Museyon: Art+Travel Europe Now in Japanese

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&nsbp; Here at Museyon HQ, we’re thrilled to announce that our Art+Travel Europe has been translated into Japanese. The folks over at Media Factory recently released the new version (called: 美術を巡る旅ガイド ヨーロッパを代表する画家達 ゴッホ、フェルメール、ゴヤ、カラヴァッジョ、ムンク) and people are already talking about it.   Check out the new reviews here, here and here. And if you don’t speak (or can’t read, rather) Japanese, you can ... Read More »

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