Category | Artful Traveler

Artful Traveler: Black Sea Sailing

Posted on 23 June 2015

By Bobbie Leigh At the recent New York Times travel show, a visitor queried cruise and tour companies searching for a Black Sea cruise.  She found a few but none… Continue reading »

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Fredericksburg: Roadtripping in Texas Hill Country

Posted on 27 May 2015

By Bobbie Leigh Lady Bird Johnson once described  the Texas Hill Country as land of “chalky  hills, clear streams, and crooked live oaks.”  That is as true today as when… Continue reading »

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The New Whitney Museum of American Art

Posted on 28 April 2015

By Bobbie Leigh The Whitney Museum of American Art opens May 1 with a flourish of buzzy celebrity gatherings, a block party and free admission May 2. The inaugural exhibition,… Continue reading »

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Buddhist Art of Myanmar at the Asia Society

Posted on 30 March 2015

By Bobbie Leigh “Buddhist Art of Myanmar” at New York’s  Asia Society is a pathway to a deeper appreciation of  Buddhism.  You can  view  this  exhibition as an art historical… Continue reading »

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Miami’s Bass Museum of Art

Posted on 16 March 2015

by Bobbie Leigh Miami remains an active art hub, even after Art Basel departs. One pacesetter in the Miami art scene is the Bass Museum of Art, a non-profit municipal… Continue reading »

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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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