The monthly ArtSmart Roundtable brings together some of the best art-focused travel blogs to post on a common theme. This month we are treating you to An Art Day in some of our favorite city. Check out all the stories below!
Viewing “Family of Saltimbanques” in the Picasso Gallery at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
I am so lucky to live in Washington DC! We have interesting architecture, great music and performing arts organizations, very active international Embassies, beautiful public art and monuments, and an incredible collection of museums and galleries. Since the National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian Museums are administered by the US federal government, admission is always free. While this is a dream come true for DC’s students, it is great symbolic gesture for visitors to the city – the visual arts should be enjoyed freely and shared with all. With all the special exhibits to see, I practically get an “art day” every month and so I absolutely recommend an art trip to DC!
Lay-overs can be excruciating. The anticipation of arriving at a new destination or finally getting home makes it hard to keep reading your “airplane book” on the ground. You can only browse the duty free stores for so long. And really, how many laps can you walk through the terminal before that starts to get old? For the art lover or curious traveler, salvation from airport lay-over boredom can be found at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport which contains a mini Rijksmuseum! It’s actually worth planning to have a lay-over in Amsterdam just to check it out!
There is always time to fit in a little more art when you travel! Travelers visit the mini Rijksmuseum at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam.
In honor of Bastille Day, I have a little French Art History trivia for you. I found the following painting in Rouen and want to see if you can correctly guess the artist who painted it. (No cheating and scrolling to the bottom!)
Mystery painting of the Day at the Musee de Beaux Arts, Rouen, France