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Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

  Celebrations: Nelson Mandela’s birthday- The United Nations has declared Mandela’s birthday on July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day, this year he turns 92. Scores of businesses and public institutions in South Africa are mobilizing their staff to devote at least 67 minutes, representing the 67 years Mandela devoted to politics, to a good cause.   Film: There are two ... Read More »

2 Days in: Skagen, Denmark

“This country is mild, smiling, fantastic, mighty, wild, wonderful and awe-inspiring.  It is Skagen–There is no other place on the face of this earth like it.”   Norwegian painter Christian Krohg may have used one too many superlatives when describing the northernmost city of Denmark’s Jylland peninsula; however, anyone who visits Skagen will understand how a more lyrical description would ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Élysée Montmartre, Paris

  Close to Sacré-Cœur, located in the Montmartre district, Élysée Montmartre is one of the most famous music venues in all of Paris and over its 203 year history, the venue has hosted everyone from David Bowie to Katy Perry. Its numerous specialty music nights are well-respected in Paris, making this a must see and do for music fans.   ... Read More »

Chronicles: Cafe Wha

Opening in the 1950s, the hip Cafe Wha played host to some of the greatest of its generation. Young writers and singers, such as Alan Ginsberg and Bob Dylan, came to drink and perform here and comedians Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor all received an early start on the Cafe Wha stage.   In ... Read More »

News: Munch Print Breaks Records

It has been revealed that Tuesday at Bonham’s Auction House in London, a print of Munch’s controversial ‘Madonna’ from 1895 sold at auction for a record breaking $1.91 million, while estimates were in the $1 million range. The print is thought to be the first hand painted version of the image, which features Munch’s mistress Dagny Juel posing as the ... Read More »

Chronicles: What’s Old is New in Chelsea

Nestled between Manhattan’s trendy Meat Packing shopping district and Chelsea, the historic building which now houses the Chelsea Market accomplishes what has been become quintessential of older buildings in New York, a re-imagining of space that juxtaposes the old with the new. In this case, the former National Biscuit Company factory built in the early 1900’s has had their concrete ... Read More »

News: Caravaggio on the Go

With 2010 marking the 400th anniversary of Caravaggio, events all over Rome and beyond have been happening to celebrate the life of the doomed painter, from special exhibitions to digging up the painters bones.   Now Scala Group International, an Italian multimedia company, has launched a new iPhone and iPad app called appropriately, CaravaggioMania.     The app includes: 40 ... Read More »

Art Interview: Peter Eleey + Queens, NY

Starting this month, a native son returns to New York when Peter Eleey, former Visual Arts Curator of Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center, joins MoMA’s P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center as its Curator. Prior to his years at the Walker, Mr. Eleey was a Curator and Producer at New York-based group Creative Time, during which he helped produce large-scale and landmark exhibits, ... Read More »

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