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Go See Manet in Chicago

Edouard Manet was the original rebel of the modernist art movement in Paris. Before the Impressionists broke with the established Paris Salon, it was Manet who shook up the French art establishment with his Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (1863), Olympia... Continue Reading →

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Groundbreaking Impressionist Exhibit in Dallas

Starting in June, you'll have to travel to the Musee d'Orsay in Paris to see the groundbreaking exhibition about Impressionist painter, Berthe Morisot -- but before the Parisians have this exhibit, you can see it at the Dallas Museum of... Continue Reading →

Reuniting Old Friends: Celebrating 300 Years of New Orleans with Art

New Orleans is one of those rare American cities that oozes history -- walk the streets of the French Quarter or stroll down the Esplanade or take the ferry over to Algiers Point, and you'll feel the sagas that have played... Continue Reading →

Art-Inspired Beer in St. Pete’s

There was so much to love about my recent visit to the MFA in St. Petersburg, Florida: nearly 5000 years of art including Monet, O'Keeffe, Morisot, Corot, Inness, de Kooning; exhibits that give voice to the voiceless; an art BOOK CLUB... Continue Reading →

Cézanne Portraits in DC

Have you ever heard the quote, "What others say about you says more about them than you"? I couldn't stop thinking about that quote as I walked through the current exhibition of Cézanne's Portraits at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Art Exhibits in 2018

To prepare for my year, I've combed magazines, art blogs, museum websites, and friends' brains searching for the best art exhibits of 2018. Here's my list for the top 10 must see exhibits of this coming year. May it inspire... Continue Reading →

See Rodin at the Met

Today is the 100 year anniversary of Rodin's death: November 17, 1917 -- and to celebrate this centenary, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has staged a dynamic exhibit showcasing nearly 50 pieces by the inimitable sculptor (on now through January... Continue Reading →

Visit Vermeer at the National Gallery of Art

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry, on now at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is a gorgeous exhibit showcasing over 70 paintings by Dutch masters of the Golden Age, including 10 by Johannes Vermeer (There are... Continue Reading →

Meet Monet in San Diego

A couple of weeks ago, I was in San Diego for a book event and stopped by the San Diego Museum of Art (no better way to beat a SoCal heatwave than to spend an afternoon in the museums around... Continue Reading →

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