Category | Artful Traveler

Voronet and Sucevita: Painted Monasteries of Romania

Posted on 16 November 2015

Visit Voronet and Sucevita, vividly painted church monasteries in the Bucovina region of northern Romania, and you will be blown away. Eight churches in this region are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, but these two— the youngest and the oldest—are the most compelling.

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Salzburg: Its Hills Are Alive With More than Music

Posted on 02 November 2015

by Bobbie Leigh Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart changed the world. He still “owns”  the Austrian city of  Salzburg where he was born, lived, and performed.  Mozart Week  in January as well… Continue reading »

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Exploring Britain’s Black Victorians at Harvard’s Cooper Gallery

Posted on 01 September 2015

By Monique Burns With the U.S. premiere of “Black Chronicles II,” Americans get a rare and intriguing glimpse into the lives of blacks in Victorian England.  At Harvard University’s Ethelbert… Continue reading »

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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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