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Spotlight On: Musée de Montmartre

  A beautifully restored 17th century building nestled in the heart of the scenic and hilly French town of Montmartre, this museum was once occupied by artists Raoul Dufy, Maurice Utrillo, and even Auguste Renoir. The picturesque surrounding of the town’s natural beauty inspired a number of Renoir’s paintings, including The Garden Rue de Cortot, Montmartre. Now, this exquisite mansion ... Read More »

Music Interview: Or Zubalsky, Bushwick, NYC

  A Bushwick native via Israel, Or Zubalsky has been making music in Brooklyn for over six years. His music project is called Juviley, which has just released a new album out called Our Choices Rhyme. You can find the album in all the traditional places but you can also grab it on Juviley’s site via a video game. Or ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Musée d’Orsay

  Once a grand railway station, the beautiful Musée d’Orsay seemed destined to house artwork that would complement its stunning architecture and interior design. However, it was not until 1977 that the building became a museum, hosting the Impressionist collection from the Musée de Luxembourg. But before these artworks found their way to d’Orsay, they were rejected by the Musée ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to: Pitchfork Festival

  This weekend is the six annual Pitchfork Festival in the online magazine’s hometown of Chicago. The festival was conceived as an effort to create a moderately priced, yet still well curated, festival for music fans. And while the festival had to bump its prices this year, it still remains one of the cheaper alternatives to the summer festival scene. Read More »

Extended Travel: Ridgewood, NY

  For history aficionados, New York is a treasure trove. And while one could spend a lifetime exploring the streets of Manhattan, the outter-boroughs offer a plethora of opportunities to see and experience the rich past that made this city great. Recently, we interviewed James T. Walsh about the art scene in the neighborhood of Ridgewood, Queens. But besides having ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Musée Marmottan, Paris

  The unusual team of two French thieves and a Japanese gangster resulted in a five year heist of the painting, Impression, Sunrise only to be recovered and permanently displayed at this museum, the Musée Marmottan Monet, alongside other stolen notables. However, the great boast of the museum is the largest collection of Claude Monet paintings in the world, and ... Read More »

News: RIP Cy Twombly

Yesterday, one of the greatest living artists, Cy Twombly passed away in Rome, most likely from complications from cancer. He was 83.   An American artist, Twombly was known for his large, graffiti like paintings. He began his career in New York in the mid-1950s, a time when he shared a studio space with Robert Rauschenberg, whom he was also ... Read More »

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