Museum Stories

Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, Mexico Museo Soumaya Museum Stories

Museo Soumaya – 21st Century Spectacle in Mexico City

Frida Kahlo’s self portraits and reproductions of Our Lady of Guadalupe are baked into the symbolism of Mexico City. Comparable to these...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 10 January 2022

Katy Hessel, The Story of Art Without Men, Suzanne Valadon, The Blue Room, 1923, Review

Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel at the Barnes Foundation

In Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, shows how Valadon transitioned from an in-demand model to a...

Lauren Kraut 27 December 2021

Native American Printmakers, Kay WalkingStick, Wallowa Memory, 2003, Review

Collective Impressions: Modern Native American Printmakers at the Georgia Museum of Art

Until Sunday, January 30th, 2022, the Georgia Museum of Art is exhibiting some of the most influential Native American printmakers at work today.

Candy Bedworth 20 December 2021

david hockney bozar, studio Review

David Hockney at Bozar, Brussels

This year, and for the first time since 1992, David Hockney is back in Brussels. A major retrospective of one of the most famous painters alive. The...

Tommy Thiange 6 December 2021

Review

Latin American and Latinx Art: Vida, Muerte, Justicia. Life, Death, Justice

24 local, national, and international artists presented an intersectional show discussing social and racial justice themes relevant to Latin...

Guest Profile 2 December 2021

Museum Stories

Breaking the Taboo: Slavery Exhibition at Rijksmuseum

The Slavery exhibition at Rijksmuseum is an innovative project. The subject of slavery itself is a rather controversial one, as it constitutes the...

Errika Gerakiti 2 December 2021

Museum Stories

Two Billion Dollars and the Stunning Art Collection of Heidi Horten

She met her husband in a hotel bar. She was 19, he was 32 years her senior and a founder of the fourth-largest German department store business,...

Magda Michalska 30 November 2021

Johannes Vermeer, Brieflesendes Mädchen am offenen Fenster, um 1657-59 Zustand nach der Restaurierung © Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Wolfgang Kreische Long Read

The Mysterious Cupid and Johannes Vermeer’s Paintings

Johannes Vermeer is both one of the most loved and most mysterious painters in European art. Moderately known during his lifetime, completely...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 November 2021

Museum Stories

The Amazing Flesh of Chaim Soutine

The flesh in this context means animal flesh. Beef carcasses. Fowl. Fish. Photographs do not do these paintings justice. The thickness and thinness...

Howard Schwartz 28 November 2021

Museum Stories

Green Vault Theft: Dresden Stolen Jewels

On Tuesday, November 25 2019, burglars broke into the Green Vault museum, at the Royal Palace Dresden, Germany, and stole priceless jewels! This is...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 23 November 2021

The Business of Tomorrow cover Review

The Business of Tomorrow – A New Biography of Harry Guggenheim

Dirk Smillie’s new book, The Business of Tomorrow: The Visionary Life of Harry Guggenheim – From Aviation and Rocketry to the Creation of an...

Alexandra Kiely 15 November 2021

Museum Stories

Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

On 11th November we celebrate Remembrance Day commemorating the end of World War One. Three years ago an art exhibition Tate Britain’s Aftermath:...

Wendy Gray 11 November 2021