Artful Traveler

By Bobbie Leigh Unknown Tibet, The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting, a remarkable exhibition at the Asia Society Museum tells a virtually unknown story about the “father of Tibetan studies.” Giuseppe Tucci, brilliant scholar and linguist, is one of the least known and the most learned explorers of Himalayan culture

By Marian Betancourt The Brooklyn waterfront has always been a vital part of my life, from living on it to writing about it, so I was excited to see the first (ever) exhibition about it at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s new satellite in DUMBO, the area between the Brooklyn and

By Jeffrey Ryan In 1987, just seven years after the mountain’s devastating eruption, climbers were allowed to ascend Mount St. Helens. I was one of those lucky climbers who ascended through the ash to experience an ecosystem in the early stages of recovery. The landscape was raw. Steam rose from

By Bobbie Leigh The Frick’s must-see exhibition, Zurbaran’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle is not to be missed.  The monumental paintings are based on the Hebrew Bible, Genesis 49:1-27 where Jacob, son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham,  gives his 12 sons  deathbed   blessings and predictions. The

Amorgos Island in the Greek Cyclades hosts its eighth tourism film festival. Credit Yperia Festival. By Buzzy Gordon I remember when I was young, the media genre known as travelogue was practically synonymous with boredom — much like the ancient ritual of having to watch the neighbors’ slide show of

By Bobbie Leigh “It’s such a zany, New Yorky, bizarre, fun, unique thing to do,” says clinical psychologist William K. Braun.  So it’s no surprise on a rainy Saturday night in December, a group of people carrying huge bags and backpacks lined up in front of a dimly built building

  Story & photos by Kim D. McHugh I’m admiring a candy apple red, 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Roadster, one of over 400 items on display at “The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s”, an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Built by the Auburn Automobile Company of Auburn,

by Kim D. McHugh Pop quiz: name the six architects that were most influential in defining Desert Modernism during the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Stumped? So was I until I took the Essential Palm Springs Tour, a 90-minute ride along showcasing the works of William Cody, Albert Frey, Hugh Kaptur, William Krisel,

By Monique Burns  In search of Jane Austen, the English author who penned classics like Pride and Prejudice, most people head to Bath, 1 ½ hours west of London.  There the 18th–century beau monde came to dance, attend concerts, flirt with suitable mates, and “take the waters” at ancient Roman

By Beverly Stephen “Mostly Mozart” is my all-time favorite thing about summer in New York City. Let others flock to the beach. There are reasons tourists from all over the world gravitate to the Big Apple and culture is one of the main draws. “Mostly Mozart,” which takes place annually