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News: Van Gogh or Not Van Gogh

Left: Vincent van Gogh, Right: Theo van Gogh

  Is apparently no longer the question as the Van Gogh Museum’s head researcher Louis van Tilborgh recently discovered.   A question often posed by art historians is: why are there no portraits of van Gogh’s younger brother Theo when the two were so close? After years of careful examination, van Tilborgh has come-up with an answer. There IS a ... Read More »

News: Elephant Parade, London

Today in London 250 brightly decorated, lifesized elephants are being installed all over the city by Elephant Family, a non-profit that raises money for, you guessed it, Elephants. The elephants were decorated by celebrities and artists, amongst them Isaac Mizrahi, Diane von Furstenberg and the HRH Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The installation called Elephant Parade will continue through ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Saint Rémy

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Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh spent much of the last years of his life in France. The artist’s stay in Arles is perhaps one of his most well known periods as he spent nine-weeks with Gaugin there and painted 300 works. The final year of his life though was spent in Saint Rémy-de-Provence, just northeast of Arles, before his fateful ... Read More »

Art Interview: Nezka Pfeifer + Scranton, PA

Everhart Museum c.2007

When you think of Scranton, PA, one particular TV show probably pops into your mind. Well, lets keep the “That’s what she said” jokes to a minimum because Scranton has a lot more to offer than the Dunder Mifflen Paper Company, like the eclectic Everhart Museum for instance. The Everhart is the largest public museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania and situated ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to: Italy’s Cultural Week

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There isn’t a better time to live out your Under the Tuscan Sun dreams, rent a car and explore Italy than during Settimanna della Cultura, or Cultural Week.   For the past twelve years, the Italian Ministry of Culture has opened all state operated museums, archaeological sites, historical homes, monuments and various other places around the country free to the ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide To: Dos de Mayo

Dos de Mayo - Goya

Madrid loves to party. And if you are in the city for the beginning of May, you are in for a special treat. On May 1st Madrid shuts down for the national Labour Day holiday but on May 2nd Madrid continues to stay closed for the citywide holiday of Dos de Mayo. Dos de Mayo celebrates the day in 1808 ... Read More »

Volcanoes + Art

  In case you missed the news for the past week, a volcano has been erupting in Iceland since the end of March and while it’s been a boon for their country’s tourism, it’s been a detriment to others. The clouds of volcanic ash and mist caused by melting glaciers are shutting down airports all over Northern Europe. The list ... Read More »

Design Blogs + Travel

Some people seek out art when they travel, others go on the hunt for great local music while others are looking for something a little less common- great design. With so many great new design blogs and tv shows, it’s no wonder the decorating trend is spreading and that design shops and amazing interiors are becoming Meccas for travelers. Considering ... Read More »

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