Museum Stories

Museum Stories

An Auction for the Ages: The Art Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

Peggy and David Rockefeller were able to dine in their dining room and gaze at Edouard Manet’s ‘La plage à marée basse’ between mouthfuls of...

Howard Schwartz 7 May 2018

The Ups and Downs of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Cartagena, Colombia

The weather was hot, about 90 degrees. The sun was wet and blinding. Men on the street were selling water for a dollar a bottle. Other men were...

Howard Schwartz 30 April 2018

Art Forms

Selfie-feminism, the Sad Girl Theory and the Sad Girls of Instagram

A new wave of female artists started to appear on Instagram. They come from various backgrounds, were born in different decades, their styles are...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 11 April 2018

Photography

Make Me Beautiful, Madame D’Ora

When I decided to write about Dora Kallmus, more known by her pseudonym Madame d’Ora, I found out that the Leopold Museum in Vienna is going...

Magda Michalska 9 April 2018

Museum Stories

How I Fell in Love with the Barnes

The Barnes Foundation is quietly situated in the heart of Philadelphia, close to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, adjacent to the Free Library, part of...

Howard Schwartz 6 April 2018

Museum Stories

We Show You Why You Must See ‘The Commonly Owned’ Exhibition In Oslo

Never been to Oslo? It’s the high time to visit, especially that a new exhibition featuring the most important Norwegian artists has recently...

Magda Michalska 14 March 2018

Dine & Wine

Charles Santore Exhibition at Woodmere Art Museum

Charles Santore is an American illustrator of magazines, advertisements, and books. He’s had a successful career working on magazine covers like TV...

Alexandra Kiely 12 March 2018

Masterpiece Stories

The Story Behind The Tribuna Of The Uffizi By Johan Zoffany

Johan Zoffany (1733-1810)  was a German-born neoclassical painter. In autumn 1760 he moved to England and started to work for a clockmaker, Stephen...

Klaudia Zelazowska 18 February 2018

Fashion

A Queen Within: Meet The Seven Fashionable Personalities

What do Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Iris van Herpen have in common? Well, they are three of the best-known contemporary fashion brands, and their...

Pola Otterstein 9 February 2018

Museum Stories

Wes Anderson Curates A Show At Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

The film director Wes Anderson is mixing it up at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna later this year. The man behind movies including The Grand...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 February 2018

Artist Stories

The Great Stanisław Wyspiański and His Many Talents

He is considered by many of his compatriots to have been something of a Leonardo da Vinci of the 19th century. Stanisław Wyspiański and his many...

Pola Otterstein 10 January 2018

Architecture

Have A Look At Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi just opened on November 11th, 10 years after the project was announced in 2007. The art museum, designed by French architect Jean...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 December 2017