Museum Stories

Museum Stories

Wanderlust Exhibition – Travel Desire Encapsulated in Paintings

It is the last chance to see Wanderlust. From Caspar David Friedrich to Auguste Renoir  - an exhibition on travel desire in the Old National Gallery...

Kate Wojtczak 13 September 2018

Ancient Greece

The A to Z of Ancient Greek Pottery Terms Pt 1

In Ancient Greece, vases were a commonplace item. There was no explanation needed as to what they were or how they were used. They each served a...

Rachel Witte 8 September 2018

Museum Stories

Emotions Of Rogier Van Der Weyden Restored

Rogier van der Weyden has a very special place in my heart because the first art historical essay that I had ever written at university was on him...

Magda Michalska 6 September 2018

Museum Stories

Five Cool Modern And Contemporary Artworks In The Stedelijk Museum Collection

The Stedelijk Museum is a modern and contemporary art and design museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It includes works in many media from the late-19th...

Alexandra Kiely 1 September 2018

Sculpture

Laocoön: The Work of a Lifetime

The subject The statue "Laocoon and his sons", attributed to Greek sculptors Agesander, Athenodorus and Polydorus, has fascinated Frederick Schiller...

Jean-Marc Rakotolahy 27 August 2018

Museum Stories

Becoming Immortal – Michael Jackson: On The Wall

When I hear the phrase the King of Pop only one name comes to my mind. I’m sure the younger generation may argue, but for me, it is still Michael...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 August 2018

Museum Stories

Evoking The Genius Of Brancusi At The Museum Of Modern Art In New York

The sculptures of Constantin Brancusi remind me of being in a sketch class with a model posing. When the length of the poses are one minute, even two...

Howard Schwartz 16 August 2018

Museum Stories

Enjoy The Heat Wave With The Great British Seaside

As the United Kingdom experiences one of its hottest summers in the recent years The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s to the present...

Joanna Kaszubowska 15 August 2018

Museum Stories

Devoted To Delacroix – A Revealing Look At His Sketchbooks And Drawings

"Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix"  is a thought-provoking exhibit on many levels. Quietly on display on...

Howard Schwartz 9 August 2018

Museum Stories

Life In Motion Review: Egon Schiele And Francesca Woodman At Tate Liverpool

The current Life in Motion exhibition at Tate Liverpool features a dual display by two equally compelling artists. Captivating studies by Austrian...

Jon Kelly 2 August 2018

Review

Heavenly Bodies Spring to Life in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

I am not Catholic. And I am not up on the latest fashions. Yet here I was, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Fifth Avenue with...

Howard Schwartz 30 July 2018

Museum Stories

The Futility of Trying to Understand Giacometti—or Anything Else

Near the end of the Giacometti exhibit in the Guggenheim Museum in New York City is a video of the artist being interviewed. Giacometti’s hair is...

Howard Schwartz 28 June 2018