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Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

  Celebrate: The inaugural TEDxJamaica event will take place this Saturday at the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, University of the West Indies, Mona under the theme “Innovation without Boundaries.” Intended to inspire, and to promote the view that powerful ideas have the capacity to positively impact the world, the inaugural event will have four live speakers, Professor Robert Trivers, Professor ... Read More »

Spotlight: Echoplex and The Echo, LA

  The sister venues of Echoplex and The Echo are the stuff of legend in Los Angeles, California. It is where many artists have started illustrious careers like Beck, NIN and Thom Yorke.   The Echo is the smaller of the two venues, which can work as a graduation system. A band will come to town and play The Echo, ... Read More »

News: Tutankhamun Artifacts Return to Egypt

We all know that “gentleman explorers” could be a bit grabby back in the day, back when exporting an artifact or five wasn’t such a customs nightmare. Many of those priceless artifacts recovered from ancient temples or hidden pyramids have ended-up in museum collections around the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art.   But this week, The Met and ... Read More »

News: Book of the Dead

  The British Museum has just opened a never before scene exhibition revealing The Book of the Dead- which in fact not a single text but a compilation of spells designed to guide the deceased through the dangers of the underworld, ultimately ensuring eternal life.   Many of the examples of the Book of the Dead in the exhibition have ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Teotihuacán, Mexico

  Less than an hour outside Mexico City sits The City of the Gods, Teotihuacán. Teotihuacán is home to one of the most important archeological sites in Central America and where you can visit some of the largest pyramids in the world.   The construction of Teotihuacán began in 300 BC and at its peak in 600 AD, was the ... Read More »

News: Caravaggio in Serbia

Serbia isn’t the first place one would think to find a work by famed, Italian, Renaissance artist Caravaggio, let alone two. But nonetheless, in the Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection in Novi Sad, there exists two masterpieces which the collection’s namesake claim are works by Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio.   Pavle Beljanski was a great, Serbian art collector who ... Read More »

News: Michelangelo Found in Family Home

What may be one of the most wonderful discoveries of the past hundred years in Art History was found not in desert sands or buried deep in museum archives, but rather behind a couch in the modest home of a family in Buffalo, New York.   A painting that thus far only family lore attributed to Michelanglo was rediscovered tucked ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

  Celebrate: Today begins the five day Hindu holiday of Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen year long exile ... Read More »

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