Category | Artful Traveler

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 »


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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West on Books: Ode To Lawrence Osborne

Posted on 08 October 2013

By Richard West The British novelist and travel writer, Lawrence Osborne, writes in The Naked Tourist, “Few writers have a real voice, and when one does, the effect is nothing… Continue reading »

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The Artful Traveler: Chagall’s Years of War and Exile

Posted on 30 September 2013

By Bobbie Leigh If you are able to set aside your previous notions about  Marc Chagall (1887-1985),  you are in for a surprise.  The new show at The Jewish Museum… Continue reading »

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The Artful Traveler: Koloman Moser

Posted on 06 August 2013

By Bobbie Leigh Vienna  1895-1905  was  a  golden age of design in Berlin and Vienna. It had its stars—Josef Hoffman , Gustav Klimt, and Koloman Moser.  But today Moser is… Continue reading »

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“Wild Medicine” at The New York Botanical Garden

Posted on 27 May 2013

Reviewed by Everett Potter Why do we travel? Among other reasons, to see the world, to escape, to find a perfect place to rest and perhaps adjust our attitudes. But… Continue reading »

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