Category | Artful Traveler

The Museum that Walmart Built

Posted on 16 February 2015

By Eleanor Berman Straddling spring fed lakes and surrounded by 120 acres of native forest, the multi-million dollar Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is one of America’s most exciting… Continue reading »

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Philadelphia by the Book

Posted on 26 January 2015

By Eleanor Berman Ever since the 1700s when Ben Franklin published the nation’s first best seller, Poor Richard’s Almanac, Philadelphia has been a haven for writers and literature lovers. 2015… Continue reading »

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Berlin Celebrates: 25 Years After the Fall of the Wall

Posted on 24 November 2014

  by Bobbie Leigh It’s hard to imagine a livelier and more memorable  celebration than November 9, 2014, when  a city-wide event marked the demise of the Berlin Wall. Berlin… Continue reading »

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The Return of Goya

Posted on 02 November 2014

By Steve Jermanok Despite the lyrical name, Goya is an artist who’s hard to pin down. There is no recurring motif like Monet’s water lilies or thick brushstroke of van… Continue reading »

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The Artful Traveler: Figures of Empire: Slavery and Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain

Posted on 13 October 2014

By Bobbie Leigh Look closely at the painting at the entrance of “Figures of Empire: Slavery and Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain.”  That is a long title for a small,… Continue reading »

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Francesco Clemente: Spanning Two Worlds at New York’s Rubin Museum

Posted on 22 September 2014

By Bobbie Leigh Francesco Clemente’s curriculum vitae, like his art, is filled with ambiguities. He played a psychiatrist in the film “Good Will Hunting.” He once modeled for GQ magazine… Continue reading »

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Cooper Hewitt Transformed

Posted on 15 July 2014

By Bobbie Leigh Good news for Central Park bikers, runners, walkers! The legendary garden of Cooper Hewitt will be open to the public…no fee and no charge, except for the… Continue reading »

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The Artful Traveler: Richard Jolley’s Brave New World

Posted on 13 May 2014

  Reviewed by Bobbie Leigh Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity is a  new  permanent art installation at the Knoxville Museum of Art. … Continue reading »

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The Artful Traveler: What Hitler Hated – and Loved

Posted on 01 April 2014

By Bobbie Leigh “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937” is one of the most compelling and timely presentations the Neue Galerie has mounted since it… Continue reading »

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Cowboy Poets Don’t Sing the Blues

Posted on 04 March 2014

  By Bobbie Leigh Why  in the world would anyone travel to the middle of nowhere  in freezing cold temperatures to listen to cowboy  music and poetry?  At least  7,000… Continue reading »