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See the Top 10 Works at Portland Art Museum

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 →

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Up Close with Renoir in Madrid

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 →

10 Reasons to Visit the Phillips Collection

When you visit DC, your "to do" list is long: Capitol, White House, Supreme Court. The Vietnam, Jefferson, and Lincoln Memorials. The Washington Monument. Seventeen Smithsonian museums. Not to mention the zoo. The Phillips Collection might not make your initial list, but... Continue Reading →

Art For Labor Day

Need a little inspiration for your vacation this Labor Day? Here are my favorite "take some time off and relax" paintings paired with a few of my favorite quotes Happy Labor Day everyone! "Almost everything will work again if you... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Stolen Works of Art (Life Lesson: Just because it’s missing doesn’t mean it’s gone)

My husband and I are cleaning out our condo -- getting rid of boxes and boxes of junk. (We did not read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up but still got the message: Only keep things that spark joy). As we've... Continue Reading →

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