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Goya + Rosario Weiss: All in the Family

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 »

Inspired!

True Stories behind Famous Art, Literature, Music and Film
By Maria Bukhonina
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2 Days In: Århus, Denmark

Århus, Denmark is a city full of dichotomy. It is both the oldest city in Scandinavia (dating back before 770 AD) and the one with the youngest population (due in part to the large and popular Århus University); a city that is building for the future without forgetting its past. As the second largest city in Denmark, Århus is often ... Read More »

News: Glory of Ukraine Opening at MOBIA

Last night we were lucky enough to attend the opening of the new exhibit, The Glory Ukraine at the Museum of Biblical Art here in New York City. The exhibition is indeed glorious, presenting sacred images from the 11th to 19th centuries including many ceremonial objects such as an intricately sewn robe and highly ornamented Bibles. On view until September ... Read More »

Chronicles: Black Harlem’s Founding Father

Harlem’s history usually elicits images and memories of it as the longtime citadel of black American life, but were it not for one enterprising young man from Massachusetts, such history might have never been written.   When Philip Payton arrived in New York in 1899, real estate speculators were quickly throwing up modern apartment buildings and brownstones in formerly rural ... Read More »

Chronicles: Stanford White Lived Here

Stepping into a Stanford White building in New York feels like stepping into history. One has to only walk under the Washington Square Arch he designed in 1892 or into his glittering and gilded Metropolitan Club to feel in awe of an architect who during his day, built many of the city’s most important structures and whose life was a ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Aya Irini, Istanbul

  Located in the Topkapi Palace grounds, in the first courtyard behind the Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine church of Aya Irini features classical music concerts and art exhibitions year round during important festivals such as the Istanbul International Music Festival in June and July. It is said that Aya Irini has the be acoustics in the world so a concert ... Read More »

News: John Steinbeck for Sale

Yesterday, we told you about the famous residents of Gramercy Park and among them was the Nobel Prize winning author of The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck. Though Steinbeck was a California native, he made New York his home, spending much of his life there.   On June 23rd, Bloomsbury Auctions in New York will offer buyers a rare glimpse ... Read More »

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