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When you think of world art meccas, the likes of Paris, Amsterdam, New York, and London are what typically come to mind. But there are quite a few others which are home to surprisingly rich art culture, and a good example, just a half hour's drive from Baltimore-Washington International Airport, is Maryland's largest city (pop. 602,000). nd you will be surprised by the rich and impressive art culture found in this city. And here are four excellent examples:

The Baltimore Museum of Art

The ciy'

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Traveling The World To See Art

Art can be interpreted differently by different people and cultures. What looks good to some may look a bit bland for some people. That’s the beauty of art and that is while everyone can disagree, they can still see art as art. When it also comes to art, there are different pieces around the world. You can travel from Europe to Asia to Africa and more. If you really love looking for art and you want to look at them live as well as having the money to spend, why not consider traveling to these pl

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Our Town’s Art of Food, the ultimate event for food and art connoisseurs, returns to Sotheby’s for its third iconic year.

Over 25 culinary titans of the Upper East Side will create mouthwatering masterpieces, each dish inspired by a work of art specially curated by Sotheby’s for this one night only. Hosting this year’s exclusive evening is Claus Meyer, the culinary force behind Grand Central’s new upscale restaurant Agern and best-selling author of The Nordic Kitchen.


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               Performance piece by Lyora Pissarro 

Camille Pissarro's powerful artistic influence can be felt in the paintings of his great-great granddaughter

Camille Pissarro (below left) was one of the great 19th-century artists, known as the “father of impressionism.” His influence on modern art remains immense and he has inspired many painters including his great-great granddaughter, Lyora Pissaro. I came across her work recently at the Stern Pissarro in central London and was intrigued to l

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Bulgari - Library


Recently at the Castel Monastero, in the rolling hills of Tuscany’s Chianti region, the famed medieval, five-star one-of-a-kind hotel hosted a Bulgari art exhibit of famous actresses of the 50s and 60s. The famed Italian jewelry house, Bulgari has brought back a star-studded collection of esteemed precious stones worn by dynamic divas of the 50s and 60s. On screen goddesses who personified an era of elegance, style and taste. The Bulgari exhibit included photos of  Italian starlets Sophia Loren

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Monsters at California's Borrego Springs

Monsters at Borrego Springs

By Jim DeLillo


The Serpent crosses the road using the Milky Way as a beacon on its attack of Borrego Springs, shining in the distance.

A journey to this fabulous location, the artist’s background, and how I crafted these wonderful images of the Milky Way.

A warm wind blows across me, but I still feel a chill run down my back. I am alone in the desert. I’m at one of the darkest places on earth according to my map. It is a little scary, especially while visions of coyotes,

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Why Philadelphia Is For Art Lovers


The 72 steps leading up to the Philadelphia Art Museum are called the “Rocky Steps” after Rocky’s run up the flight in the movie of the same name. It became symbolic of the ability of an underdog to triumph. Today some tourists run up the steps in Rocky fashion.  Others walk.  The view at the top is great. A 10-foot tall bronze Rocky statue was originally at the top of the steps and then moved to the bottom of the steps where it became a popular attraction.  However, it was considered a movie p

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Many of those who visit the Dominican Republic for its golden sandy beaches, tropical forests, and adventure in Jurassic Park-esque settings discover that it's also home to a world of rich culture, intriguing history and especially some world-class contemporary art.

One of the DR modern art scene's most famous figures was the late Cándido Bidó, whose work earned him international fame in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. His works were highly sought after by foreigner collectors s

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Jackson Hole Deals for Spring Skiing



9008603095?profile=originalI've been skiing, dining, watching wildlife, and visiting spas in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and I'm here to say that if you're able to get there before April 3, the last day of winter season, go for it. This area has gotten a ton of snow, so the Tetons look beautiful, the sled dogs feel good, thousands of big-antlered elk are still lounging on the lowlands (the National Elk Refuge) right outside town, and hotels in Jackson Hole and Teton Mountain Village,

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campari-300x300.jpg?width=300Every bottle of wine or liquor I can think of has a label. Many times the label simply indicates the contents with a brief description of origin and flavor. But sometimes, labels go beyond the basic requirements with a higher purpose. Campari and Fonseca Bin 27 Port are two brands with labels promoting indigenous art.


Campari's art label is very fiery...vibrant! And this most accurately portrays what's inside the bottle. This spirit can be sipped straight, but when mixed in classic cockta

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The Art of Europe

When one thinks of Europe, one tends to think of art. With its plethora of offerings including historical sites, museums, and even art galleries, the choices are truly endless.

Students in the Art History program at University of Redlands, a top Southern California university, spend time exploring the classics through studying the paintings and sculptures found in museums like the Louvre in Paris, British Museum in London, or the Vatican Museum in Rome.

But art in Europe doesn’t necessarily mean

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If you enjoy visiting art museums, Paris really is the place to go. In the last 20 years or so, Paris museums 
re-organised their collections and the musée d'Orsay became the  receptacle for art dated between 1848 and 1914.

The Gare d'Orsay

The building that houses the collection used to be a train station and hotel, which due to its proximity to the Louvre needed to be built sympathetically. Its inauguration in 1900 revealed a very fine building where the stone façade hid the metal structure

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What to do in Spain, Lanzarote

by Nellie Huang

Dry, fiery and dramatic: the landscapes of the Spanish island of Lanzarote are like no other. Born through volcanic eruptions millennia ago, the northernmost of the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa has since been sculpted by the hands of Mother Nature. Today, the island is home to beautiful beaches as well as stunning volcanic caves and formations.

But amidst the grey volcanic ash and lime-green lagoons of Lanzarote, I’m surprised to find the presence of art. Not just an

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For art lovers, there is a museum in
downtown San José that you won't want to miss. Unique in its history, it used to be the terminal of Costa Rica’s old international airport, at the east end of where
Sabana Park
is today.

Costa Rican Art Museum in downtown San Jose

Costa Rican Art Museum (Museo de Arte Costarricense)is housed in a beautiful Neoclassical-style building built in the late 1930s. The gorgeous building, a work of art in itself, stages a permanent display of 3,200 national treasures in all media by Costa Rica’s most celeb

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by Nellie Huang

So what has Malaga got to do with world-renowned artist Pablo Picasso? Malaga is, after all, a place on Spain's Costa del Sol more famous for beaches, historical buildings and bullfighting than say, art. Picasso, on the other hand, is a painter and sculptor who gave the modern art world Cubism and a wide variety of other avant-garde art styles.

9008703061?profile=originalIt comes as a surprise to many that not only is Malaga the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, it is also home to a plethora of Picasso-relat

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Art Attack! Madrid’s Golden Triangle

We all love to travel; it’s an innate part of being human, getting out there and exploring the world around us. We hold within us the desire to explore our surroundings from a very young age, perhaps even starting from the first time we learn to comprehend what is around us as a baby, wandering into places we shouldn’t purely because we want to see what’s there. It is a desire that never quite leaves us, even when we grow and mature over the years, it’s just always there: that yearning, the wand

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On our way to Central America, we arrived today in Mexico City, specifically the southern neighborhood of Coyoacán, which was once its own town. We’d been hoping to visit this very picturesque area of the city, as it’s the place where artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), known far and wide for her close-set eyebrows and loud, colorful dresses, lived and died.

9008698059?profile=originalThe Mexican poet, photographer and above all painter was also known for her realistic works. Though many would call her a surrealist, her can

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Toronto's Distillery District and Local Art

Historical Creative Arts Centre in Toronto


Toronto is full of arts and culture all situated on Lake Ontario.   I recentlyhad a chance to exhibit my art in one of my favourite locations in Toronto, the Distillery District. Cafes, theatres, art galleries, restaurants and historical areas are spread out over the city.  If you are visiting from out of town always do a little research before hand so you are prepared.  One of my favourtie areas as Toronto Arts Girl is the Toronto Distillery District. 

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The Importance of Travel

The other day, while we were watching our little girl twirl around the living room, James asked me if I could think of anything in life that provided as essential an experience as having a child. (Yes, we get quite philosophical at times ;) ) I thought about it, and the only other thing I could come up with was travel. Just as if you have never had a child, there is this whole realm of life that you just never experience if you never travel (which describes many, many people I have met over the
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