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News: Yorkshire Museum Reopens

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  York is one of our favorite places in Great Britain to visit and now its already wonderful Yorkshire Museum has reopened after a £2 million facelift that lasted almost a year. The refurbishment is the biggest since the museum first opened its doors in 1830 and was entitled ‘Let the Light In’ due to opening of long shuttered windows ... Read More »

2 Days in: Porto, Portugal

Photo by Benita Hussain

As the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon, Porto (or “Oporto,” as the English call it) is sometimes lovingly referred to as the capital’s step-sibling, a nickname referring only to its size because though Porto’s beginnings may be humble and the facades decaying, it holds a colorful and gastronomic charm that its Romanesque walls can barely contain… Read More »

Goya + Rosario Weiss: All in the Family

The Milkmaid of Bordeaux, attributed to Francisco Goya

Born in Aragon, Spain in 1746, Francisco Jose de Goya de Lucientes is known as one of the last European classical painting and print masters and one of the first of the modern era.  Daring in his subject matter and bold with his brush strokes, his pieces have long provoked thought and controversy. It is no wonder that Madrid’s Museo ... 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 »

News: NYC Museums Send Out #ashtag

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Stuck in New York? Eyjafjallajokull have you down? Well the NYC museums are here to help. Through this Friday, the below list of museums (from NYCGo) are offering free admission to people who present a transatlantic airline ticket dated April 14-23rd. Now if only life were like From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and stranded passengers could ... Read More »

“Disasters of War” Returns to Vietnam in Time for 35th Anniversary of War’s End

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  Roughly drawn and often composed with a cartoonist’s eye for flair, the almost primitive nature of the sketches showcased in Francisco Goya’s early 1880s collection of images inspired by Spain’s Peninsular War titled “The Disasters of War” somehow leapfrogged over technical criticism and landed in the hearts and minds of an entire nation. When first published between 1810 and ... Read More »

Australia’s Unexpected Record-Breaking Painting Is Charmingly Antipodean

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  Australians are a cheery lot, only apt to lose their senses of humor when we from the Northern Hemisphere point our their congenital case of good vibes. But looking at the newest painting to hold the title of Australia’s most expensive native artwork, it’s hard not to point out the it’s tongue-and-cheek attitude and what that says about the ... Read More »

Venice’s Newest Museum is Also One of Its Oldest

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  According to a fascinating article in today’s New York Times, one of the first true museums ever, the Palazzo Grimani, is now one of Europe’s newest exhibition spaces as the 500+-year-old structure reopens to the public after a century and a half of disuse and a nine year restoration. Read More »

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