Category | Artful Traveler

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 »

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Travel by Cookbook: 8 of the Year’s Best

Posted on 17 December 2013

Reviewed by Bobbie Leigh Some books deserve to get gritty with spills and smudges of oil and parmesan cheese. But that is not the case with Colman Andrews’ new THE… Continue reading »

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Leger: Modern Art and the Metropolis

Posted on 11 December 2013

By Bobbie Leigh What was new almost a century still seems new- not shockingly new, but fresh and inventive.  At the end of World War I in 1918 until roughly… Continue reading »

West on Books: 5 Best Travel Books of 2013

Posted on 03 December 2013

By Richard West December finds us retro-riffling pages of the 35 or so travel narratives read during the year to choose the Fifth Annual EPTR Best Travel Books of 2013…. Continue reading »

The Artful Traveler: The Armory Show

Posted on 12 November 2013

By Bobbie Leigh The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution at the New-York Historical Society  has some great masterpieces.  You will recognize  them in a flash —works by… Continue reading »

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