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HAPPY SNAPPER: The Photography of Jacques-Henri Lartigue

On the set of "Les Adventures de Roi Pausole", Cap d’Antibes, August 1932

Author John Baxter presents another fascinating story to add to his latest Museyon title French Riviera and Its Artists: Art, Literature, Love, and Life on the Côte d’Azur. Enjoy this special promotional chapter about the photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue! In 1962, a placid white-haired Frenchman of sixty-nine wandered into the Manhattan offices of photography agent Charles Rado. With him was a ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to Thanksgiving Weekend

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  Celebrate: It’s Thanksgiving here in America and the official start to the holiday season. All over the country, millions will be hitting the road, train stations and airports, heading home to give thanks with the family. We here at Museyon are thankful for all of our great readers and fans out there and hope you all have a wonderful ... Read More »

Art Interview: Peter Eleey + Queens, NY

Photo courtesy of Cameron Wittig

Starting this month, a native son returns to New York when Peter Eleey, former Visual Arts Curator of Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center, joins MoMA’s P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center as its Curator. Prior to his years at the Walker, Mr. Eleey was a Curator and Producer at New York-based group Creative Time, during which he helped produce large-scale and landmark exhibits, ... Read More »

News: Matisse and his Radical Invention

enri Matisse.  The Moroccans. Issy-les-Moulineaux, late 1915 and fall 1916. Oil on canvas. 71 3/8" x 9' 2" (181.3 x 279.4 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Marx copyright 2010 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

 Matisse is most universally famous for his bright use of colour and flowing lines but there was a period in his life where that wasn’t always the case. When Matisse first burst onto the scene, he was an innovator whose painting was a radical revelation. However, with the advent of Cubism and the likes of Picasso hot on his heels, ... Read More »

Museums + Twitter

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Exciting news this morning via the Museum of Modern Art’s Twitter (@museummodernart),The Rijksmuseum is now officially tweeting from @Rijksmuseum! Yes, we are such nerds for art and museum-hopping that this made our morning. We can’t wait to hear what they have to say; hopefully some of it is in English!   As we sit here anxiously awaiting the Rijksmuseum’s tweets, ... Read More »

Van Gogh Cereal Painting is Large in Size, High in Refined Sugar

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  We’ve seen the cardboard Munchs and the inflatable scream dolls, so a reproduction of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” rendered in cereal doesn’t really seem all that surprising. Credit where credit is due, artist and art teacher Doyle Geddes certainly does a marvelous job of creating the illusion of the Dutch painter’s brush strokes and oily globs of color out ... Read More »

Curatorial Olympics, Hogwarts Survives, and Mummies Take Manhattan

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  No, Anubis, the jackal-faced Egyptian god of the underworld, is not leading an marine invasion of Manhattan. Rather, that’s a 25-foot-high statue of him heralding the coming of the new King Tut exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum. (Gothamist)   Some performance-art wiseacre has been staging his own “works” during Mariana Abramovic’s installation at her MoMA retrospective. If riding ... Read More »

T-Shirt Hunting at SXSW, Quentin’s Clapper, and Hogwarts Destroyed

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  Visitors seem to be handing the naked bodies and other attendant weirdness of Mariana Abramovic’s MoMA retrospective quite well, thank you. (NYT)   British Airways cabin crews staged a walkout this Sunday to protest pay and working conditions, causing havoc at Gatwick and Heathrow. Workers plan to strike again Saturday the 27th. Plan accordingly. (USA Today)   Forget band ... Read More »

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