I wandered into the the Cincinnati Art Museum with no expectations. I’d forgotten to check their collection ahead of time and I didn’t know what the special exhibits were. I ended up having what was probably one of the funnest museum experiences I have ever had! The programing, creative presentation of their art and friendly staff were so impressive that I left at the end day totally floored and a new fan of the Cincinnati Museum.
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When the first Spring blossoms have arrived and the trees start to turn green with immature shoots, then it’s time for me to visit the Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Founded in the 1830’s, many elite Bostonians are buried in the rolling 174 acres of this graveyard. Like many old cemeteries, Mt. Auburn is more of a park filled with historic and interesting memorials. Early May is one of the best times to visit when you can stroll and enjoy the mix of burgeoning color and partially bare trees.
As the East Coast prepares for a very cool spell this weekend, I thought I’d dig up some bright and joyous winter pictures. “The Gates, Central Park, New York, 1979–2005” by Christo and Jeanne-Claude was erected in Central Park for two weeks in February 2005. Given my love of contemporary art and temporary installations, it was a given that I would make an art pilgrimage* to see The Gates in real life. And it was so worth it! The dramatic orange structures really popped against the frosty ground, bare trees and grey city. The heavy canvas flags whipped and snapped in the wind but from a distance appeared to floated and swung peacefully as they wound down the park trails. Read more
I hope everyone’s 2013 is off to a good start! I spend the holidays in lovely San Diego with family and friends. The hills and coastline are so beautiful there. The only thing prettier was probably the spectacular sunsets!
The monthly ArtSmart Roundtable brings together posts from some of the best art history-focused travel blogs on a common theme. For January (and just in time for your 2013 travel planning), we are discussing “The Best Museum You’ve Never Heard Of”. This is a great topic and I can’t wait to read about all the great finds from the rest of the roundtable! You can find links below to all the group’s articles.
Boston has some incredible art museums – The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the (currently condensed) Harvard Art Museums . While I definitely recommend these places, some of my favorite paintings in Boston are actually public art in the central library! The Copley Square Library was constructed in 1895 and was decorated in a Renaissance revival and Beaux Art style. Inside are three incredible and overwhelmingly beautiful mural cycles including one by my favorite portrait painter. The Galleries are free, open to the public 6 days a week and worth a trip for any serious art lover. Read more