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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 →


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 →

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 →

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 →

Leonardo Lives in Kansas City

This past week, I signed books at Kansas City's Union Station where -- right now through May 1st -- there's an awesome Leonardo exhibition on display. While signing books, I met all kinds of intelligent, kind people. I signed books for... Continue Reading →

How to Sound Like an Expert at an Art Exhibit

Matthew Barney's River of Fundament exhibit opened yesterday at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles. Contemporary art enthusiasts will want to see the controversial exhibit and accompanying five-act operatic film. Barney has changed the way we view narrative sculpture by using inventive casting techniques... Continue Reading →

High Museum Gives Atlanta a Voice

The High Museum in Atlanta is not just any big-city art museum. Yes, it has all the qualities that attract art aficionados: A permanent collection boasting over 15,000 pieces including works from Durer and Monet, Warhol and Bellini Award-winning architecture... Continue Reading →

Seven Museums, Seven Sins

If you're traveling around New York and Connecticut, an alliance of museums is hosting a series of exhibits you must see: The Seven Deadly Sins Seven different museums are collaborating -- each one hosting an exhibit about one of the... Continue Reading →

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