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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

By Everett Potter Images courtesy of Kitzbühel Museum The Austrian ski town of Kitzbühel may be best known in skiing circles for challenges like the men’s World Cup downhill on the Hahnenkamm, one of the most dramatic courses in the sport. But those two minutes aside, it also happens to be

By Bobbie Leigh For the in-the-know or the inexperienced,  Asia Week New York is a marvel:  five auction houses and  45 international Asian art galleries  transform Manhattan  into a  once-a-year- showcase  for museum-quality exhibitions. “Asia Week New York, now celebrating its seventh anniversary, is more exciting than ever,” says Lark

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, “America is Hard to See,” is huge, some 600 works by 400 artists tracing the history of American art from

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 museums. Everything about it is unusual, including the location: Bentonville, Arkansas, population, 40,000.   Why Bentonville? Because this small town

By Julie Snyder The Getty Center—a luminous, modern architectural marvel—crowns a lush ridge top in affluent Brentwood on west side of Los Angeles. Long on our “next-time-we’re-in-L.A.” list, we finally made the Getty the centerpiece of a recent road trip to Southern California and were rewarded with a cultural infusion

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 opened in  2001. It is as much about politics and culture as mid-century art. According to Hitler, modern art demonstrated

  By Bobbie Leigh Prepare to be dazzled. Birds in the Art of Japan, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will leave you spellbound. “Inspiration for the exhibition comes from traditional Japanese court poetry, haiku, and a Wallace Stevens  1923 poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” says John Carpenter, 

By Steve Jermanok Walk into any major art museum, renowned botanical garden, even glam hotels like the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and it seems like you’ll find a piece of art by that master of contemporary glass, Dale Chihuly. Bombarded by so much of his work, the result can either

National Museum of Capodimonte in Naples. By Bobbie Leigh Add an extra day to your visit to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast and spend it in Naples at one of the most fascinating museums in Italy. Rivaling Florence's Uffizi, the National Museum of Capodimonte, located in a  park dotted with