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Spotlight On…The Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia houses the biggest, and most complete collection of contemporary art in Southeastern Europe. Which for a city that many people have never heard of, is astonishing but the reasoning is not without a tinge of saddness.   On July 26th, 1963, in the early morning hours an earthquake shook Skopje, killing over ... Read More »

News: Louvre Makes Plea for Work of Art

The Louvre is home to some of the world’s greatest works of art, from the Venus de Milo to the Mona Lisa. With so many amazing works of art under one roof, it is a wonder why one small work would matter so much to the renowned Parisian institution. And yet, it does…   In 1531, Lucas Cranach the Elder ... Read More »

Chronicles: Sniffen Court

Hidden amongst the high rises of Murray Hill sits a secret courtyard, unknown by even some of the streets neighbors, Sniffen Court. Nestled on E36th St between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue, this courtyard was originally built by architect John Sniffen in 1850 and was used as stables for the surround townhouses. During the 1920s, when keeping horses in Manhattan ... Read More »

News: Attempt to Uncover Da Vinci Mystery

  Leonardo da Vinci was an impatient genius who often went after projects with unbridled voracity only to abandon them when new ideas caught his attention. Or in the case of the fresco, Battle of Anghiari, when irritating difficulties presented themselves.   In 1504, Leonardo was commissioned to paint a fresco in the Hall of Five Hundred in the Palazzo ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…The Cairo Film Festival

  The Cairo International Film Festival has been bringing cinema from around the world to Egypt for the past 34 years. The festival was created when the country was still gleaming from its Golden Age of Film by Egyptian movie critics who after visiting the Berlin Film Festival, thought their city should host a similar event. Read More »

News: Impressionist Gardens Exhibition Opens

The Museo Thyssen‐Bornemisza and Caja Madrid have teamed up with the National Gallery of Scotland and curator Clare Wilsdon, Professor at Glasgow University and author of In the Gardens of Impressionism, to present the exhibition Impressionist Gardens, an extensive survey of the theme of gardens in painting from the mid‐ 19th century to the early 20th century. The exhibition includes ... Read More »

News: 400 Years of Caravaggio in Berlin

  A new exhibition has opened in Berlin at the Gemäldegalerie celebrating the 400th anniversary of Italian Renaissance painter Caravaggio. The exhibition includes two major works, Doubting Thomas and Amor Vincit Omnia, which belong to the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg and the Gemäldegalerie, respectively. Both the works were created for the marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani and were brought to ... Read More »

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 »

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