Archive | Museums and Historic Sites

Do Your Inauguration Photos Belong in a Museum?

Were you among the millions who traveled to Washington, DC, to celebrate Barack Obama‘s inauguration? Did you venture to Chicago for election night? Travel around a swing state knocking on doors and attending rallies? And perhaps you snapped a few photos during these historic moments? If you’re seeking a wider audience for your Obama—themed photography […]

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Casa Batllo: Get Your Gaudi Fix With This Barcelona Beauty

On a warm-ish sunny day in Barcelona, the best way to appreciate Antoni Gaudi‘s work is definitely to head to Parc Guell. But if the weather isn’t cooperating for a stroll around acres of Gaudi structures and mosaics, you might want to consider visiting Casa Batllo instead. Located on the Passeig de Gracia (which has […]

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Beyond Obama: Shepard Fairey at Boston’s ICA

(photo by Christian R. Holland/Flickr) On Sunday, I went to the Shepard Fairey exhibit at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art. Even if you're not familiar with Fairey's name, you have probably seen his work. He's the one who created the iconic Obama poster, which has now been acquired by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. While […]

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Um, How Did I Miss Seeing Kirsten Dunst at the Whitney?

I was at the coat check at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC, deep in thought about the Alexander Calder: exhibit I had just seen. I was thinking about how Calder truly exercised his imagination, creating wire sculptures of animals, faces and figures like no one had ever seen before. Not to mention his mobiles […]

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Sir John Soane’s: Not Your Typical London Museum

(photo by Roryrory) You’ll find many of the world’s major museums in London like the stately British Museum, the two Tates — the Britain and the Modern — and the vast V&A. You’ll also find small wonders off the typical tourist track that are equally impressive and enjoyable. The decorative gem Sir John Soane's Museum […]

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Just Back From… Peru

(photos by Neil Roach) The astonishing diversity of sights to see in Peru — Incan ruins, Spanish colonial cities, coastal desert, snow-capped mountains, the Amazonian rain forest and more — makes it a perfect destination for those who seek an action-packed vacation. Amanda Lobell and Neil Roach, who just returned from an incredible two-week trip […]

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