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News: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

  It was announced today that Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Darlene Love, Dr. John and Alice Cooper will be among the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.   Neil Diamond and Alice Cooper had both been eligible for induction for years and had this to say of the announcement: Diamond: “I thought about it occasionally, but I kind ... Read More »

News: Model for Pietà Discovered in Shop

Michelangelo’s Pietà is one of the greatest works of art ever created. It’s divine beauty is so great, that it has driven people mad and made observers weep. Ever since Laszlo Toth’s attack of the statue in 1972, during which he damaged with work with a hammer, the Pietà has been kept under bullet proof glass in St. Peter’s Basilica ... Read More »

News: Code Found in Mona Lisa’s Eyes

  After the Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda in Europe, was subjected to hyper-magnification, it has been discovered that two letters were painted onto each of the mysterious woman’s eyes. In the right eye, the letters LV are visible, which can be presumed refer to the artist’s initials, Leonardo da Vinci. In the left eye are letters much more intriguing, ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

  Celebrate: Christmas Markets are wonderful and warm places to buy unique gifts and support local artisans while shopping for your friends and family this season. London has a variety of Christmas markets spread all around the city; from charity Christmas markets to designer fairs where you can get some really exciting Christmas presents. Here are a few:   Cologne ... Read More »

Spotlight On…The Costume Institute

The Museum of Costume Art was founded by Aline Bernstein and Irene Lewisohn, who also founded the Neighborhood Playhouse, in New York in 1937. In 1946, the museum merged with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and became The Costume Institute and today its collection spans five continents and five centuries with over 35,000 garments and accessories.   The Costume Institute ... Read More »

News: Kooples Couples

The French clothing brand The Kooples is about to open three of their first stand-alone stores in the UK. And they promise, they won’t be the only ones. The company that in two short years has taken over the young and trendy Paris scene is already imbedding itself in the world of London hipsters.   The Kooples was founded by ... Read More »

News: Stolen Monet Found 10 Years Later

In September of 2000, a broken and despondent man found solace in the work of Impressionist artist Monet. “My life was empty and without meaning,” he said. “I escaped into books. In one of them I read about the Monet…”   The Monet he read about was Beach at Pourville at the National Museum in Poznan, Poland. Armed with nothing ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…5th Ave Holiday Windows and Shopping

  It seems that during the holiday season in New York City, more people pilgrimage to the shops on 5th Avenue to gawk at the festive window displays rather than the clothing inside. And rightfully so. Each year, the shops of Fifth Avenue, from FAO Schwartz down to Lord & Taylor light-up the street with colorful and whimsical displays. Here’s ... Read More »

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