Museum Stories

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 the...

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

Nazi-looted Cézanne Painting To Be Shown In Switzerland

Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland  has put a new painting on view on Tuesday – a Cézanne from the notorious Nazi-looted art trove of Cornelius...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 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

Museum Stories

Seen ‘The Shape of Time’ Exhibition? Hurry Up, Time’s Up

You hadn’t been to Vienna if you hadn’t visited the Kunsthistorisches Museum. They have an immense collection of objects and art pieces,...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2018

Museum Stories

Grant Wood And His Wry Sense of Humor

By the time you read this, the Grant Wood exhibit in the Whitney Museum in New York City will be over. ‘American Gothic’ will be heading back to...

Howard Schwartz 14 June 2018

Museum Stories

Playing the Museum Dice Game – Roll yourself through the museum!

Do you think of a museum as a serious place where visitors look at artworks in silence? Are you hesitant to take your kids to an art museum, afraid...

Sandra Boks 5 June 2018

Museum Stories

Visit Eugène Delacroix Exhibition at the Louvre with Mr. Bacchus

The early 19th century is a period when France is going through historical changes on all fronts. The anger of the people roars, the streets of Paris...

Christopher Michaut 11 May 2018

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