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 10 Must See Art Exhibits in 2018
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 Rodin at the Met
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 Vermeer at the National Gallery of Art: What Makes a Vermeer a Vermeer?
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 Monet in San Diego
Earlier this month, I spent an afternoon at the Portland Art Museum, and I was delighted by this oasis of art. Around every corner there was a new masterpiece to enjoy… So to help you navigate your way through this … Continue reading Top 10 Must See Works at Portland Art Museum
Are you planning a trip to Southern France and trying to decide whether a trip to Cezanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence is worth your time? This past week, I took a pilgrimage to the atelier and if you’re an artist, an admirer … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Visit Cezanne’s Studio
Nearly everyone’s “Must See” list in Barcelona includes a visit to the Antoni Gaudi apartment building Casa Milà (commonly called La Pedrera). It’s widely considered a modernist masterpiece and WELL worth a trip. But when you go to buy your tickets, you’ll … Continue reading Gaudi’s La Pedrera: Night or Day?
Over 13 months ago, my husband and I sold our condo in Los Angeles to go on the road to promote my debut novel Oil and Marble. At every stop, we ask ourselves: would we want to settle down here? … Continue reading Casa Batlló: My Dream Home
One of our first stops in Spain was the Reina Sofia in Madrid to see Guernica. Seeing Pablo Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece in person — suitably from around a corner at first, a fractured view — is arresting. The painting is immense, and … Continue reading To Be a Cubist, You Have to Have Been Born in Malaga
The artwork must grab you, envelop you, transport you… -Pierre-Auguste Renoir When I came to Spain, I expected to get up close and personal with Picasso, Goya, Dali, Velasquez, El Greco… But I did not expect to have a personal … Continue reading Up Close with Renoir in Madrid