Museum Stories

Museum Stories

The Genius Experience: Leonardo and Warhol at the Crypt of San Sepolcro

Two protagonists of their respective eras, the Renaissance genius and the father of pop art, collide together in Milan, despite four centuries of...

Maria Frazzoni 4 June 2019

Museum Stories

How British was Van Gogh?

The exhibition Van Gogh and Britain at the Tate Britain brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain...

Joanna Kaszubowska 1 June 2019

South American Art

Discover South American Artists in MnBA, Rio de Janeiro

As the third piece in our series, I present my favorite paintings from the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (MnBA) of Rio de Janeiro. There are works by...

Anna Deáki 30 May 2019

Museum Stories

Artistic Life in the Time of the Bonapartes. Ingres at Palazzo Reale

An artist impossible to classify, a revolutionary one, both realistic and mannerist, perceived as the heir of Raphael and a precursor of Picasso.

Maria Frazzoni 29 May 2019

Museum Stories

Edvard Munch: Love and Angst in British Museum

“We do not want pretty pictures to be hung on drawing-room walls. We want... an art that arrests and engages. An art of one’s innermost heart.”...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 May 2019

Museum Stories

Lubaina Himid’s Dinner Service at the V&A

In 2017, Lubaina Himid won the Turner Prize (and she was the oldest winner ever, aged 63!). Ten years before she presented her work Swallow Hard: The...

Magda Michalska 14 May 2019

Museum Stories

That’s so Retro(spective): Highlights from Frieze Art Fair New York

Frieze 2019 surely had its share of new, quirky works of art, but many of the works on view were in dialogue with the artists and artistic practices...

Sara Miranda 8 May 2019

Museum Stories

La Torre at Fondazione Coppola in Vicenza

After its meticulous restoration, Fondazione Coppola reopens its venue at the Torrione in Vicenza, a center dedicated to contemporary art, with La...

Maria Frazzoni 7 May 2019

Museum Stories

Wim Delvoye, When Art and Craftsmanship Meet Science and Technology

Have you ever seen a pig covered in an oriental carpet, a cement truck with Gothic motives or a silver DNA string with crucifixes? These are the...

Michel Rutten 26 April 2019

Museum Stories

Discover South American Art in MALI, Lima

Welcome to the largest art museum in Peru: The Museo de Arte de Lima, aptly named MALI. It was opened in 1961 and presents around 1,200 works,...

Anthony Royer 25 April 2019

Women Artists

Made for Reflection: Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden

Let’s take a look at one of the most interesting works in Yayoi Kusama’s career. Was it commercial or high art? A performance or an...

Noa Weisberg 17 April 2019

Finding the Poetry in Joan Miró: Birth of the World

Three paragraphs. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City introduces the exhibition Joan Miró: Birth of the World, with three paragraphs. The...

Howard Schwartz 10 April 2019