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Groundbreaking Impressionist Exhibit in Dallas

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post (and more news on upcoming novels and events), please go to: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/groundbreaking Starting in June, you'll have to travel to the Musee d'Orsay in Paris to see the... Continue Reading →

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If I sign yours, you sign mine

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For the latest, please visit https://stephaniestorey.com Today, I retire my old, beaten up copy of Oil and Marble. I've carried this copy all over the world, asking fans, friends, and family to sign it. "If... Continue Reading →

Hack a Museum

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post (and all the latest news on my upcoming novels and events), please go to: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/hack-a-museum Recently, I went on a Museum Hack tour -- "unconventional tours of the world's... 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 →

Be an Unreasonable Artist

I just started reading Gaudi: a biography by Gijs Van Hensbergen and the opening quote is from George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman: "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world... Continue Reading →

See the Della Robbia Exhibit at the National Gallery

These days, media alerts and anger overwhelm our lives. We're all swimming in the constant noise of distrust, disunity and distaste. All sides seem to be constantly trying to "out ugly" the others. But I recently experienced a wave of beauty that seemed to wash it all... Continue Reading →

On Revisiting the Last Supper

I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. It's not because I haven't had things to say -- we've been traveling through Europe, so I have several blogs in my draft queue waiting to be published... I wrote THIS post weeks... Continue Reading →

Gaudi’s La Pedrera: Night or Day?

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 →

To Be a Cubist, You Have to Have Been Born in Malaga

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 →

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