A pilgrimage to Georgia O’Keeffe Country, New Mexico

A pilgrimage to Georgia O’Keeffe Country, New Mexico

My pilgrimage to Georgia O’Keeffe Country and the artist’s home and studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico, was exquisite and profoundly felt.  Here’s the story, first published on TravelandEscape.ca.*** We cross the Rio Grande west of Taos, New Mexico, and drive south, heading for the legendary landscape that inspired artist Georgia O’Keeffe. An hour of sagebrush […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destination Guides, Legendary Landscapes · Tags: · 13 Comments »
ArtSmart Roundtable: Francis Bacon & Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty at AGO, Toronto

ArtSmart Roundtable: Francis Bacon & Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty at AGO, Toronto

Welcome to the ArtSmart Roundtable! Our theme this month is Sculpture. I’m excited to talk about British sculptor Henry Moore and the major new exhibition Francis Bacon & Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty now open at the Art Gallery of Ontario. For more on the ArtSmart Roundtable and links to my colleagues’ articles, scroll to the […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, ArtSmart Roundtable, Canada, Toronto · Tags: · 12 Comments »
ArtSmart Roundtable: Reopening of the Mauritshuis Museum, Netherlands, June 2014

ArtSmart Roundtable: Reopening of the Mauritshuis Museum, Netherlands, June 2014

Hello 2014! The ArtSmart Roundtable–an art-savvy group of travel bloggers–launches a new season with a look at Art to See in 2014. Scroll to the end of this post for links to my colleagues’ posts.  l’ll be writing about one of the most-anticipated events of 2014’s culture calendar: the reopening of the Mauritshuis Museum, The […]

11.01.2014 · Filled under: Art, ArtSmart Roundtable, Europe, Netherlands · Tags: , · 10 Comments »
Atlantic City’s cool new Arts Garage

Atlantic City’s cool new Arts Garage

I often wish I were in Atlantic City. No more so than today, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Arts Garage. When I toured the site a few weeks ago, workers were just putting finishing touches to the complex that marks phase one in the creation of a new Arts District in the heart […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Architecture, Art, Destination Guides · Tags: , , , · 11 Comments »
Monday in Central Park with painter Janet Ruttenberg

Monday in Central Park with painter Janet Ruttenberg

Tossing plans, taking cues from nature, leads to an extraordinary encounter in New York City. I didn’t plan to ‘waste’ a whole day in the park. In an expensive city like New York, I make the most of every minute, shoehorning museums, tours, specific paintings, into every daylight hour. Leaving Scotty’s Diner at 39th and […]

23.11.2013 · Filled under: Art, New York · Tags: , · 11 Comments »
Color Field paintings by Canadian artist William Perehudoff, in NYC

Color Field paintings by Canadian artist William Perehudoff, in NYC

COLOR! I’m excited to talk about a show I just saw at the new Berry Campbell gallery in New York: William Perehudoff: Color Field Paintings from the 1980s. It’s delightful, though not surprising, that a New York art gallery would choose an abstract painter from the Canadian prairies for their opening show. There are actually […]

08.11.2013 · Filled under: Art, Canada, New York · Tags: · 9 Comments »
Montreal to New York City by train: Amtrak’s Adirondack route

Montreal to New York City by train: Amtrak’s Adirondack route

When I arranged to meet my friend writer Judy Colbert in Atlantic City last week, I thought I’d hit Manhattan first. A two-day trip turned into a much bigger adventure when I realized October was the perfect time to cross something off my bucket list: Amtrak’s Adirondack, one of the most scenic rail trips in the […]

03.11.2013 · Filled under: Art, Legendary Landscapes, New York · Tags: , · 7 Comments »
ArtSmart Roundtable: Marianne North, Victorian adventurer & botanical artist

ArtSmart Roundtable: Marianne North, Victorian adventurer & botanical artist

After a month off for good times, I’m back in time for September’s ArtSmart Roundtable. Scroll to the end of this post for more on the Roundtable and links to my colleagues’ great blogs.  This month’s theme of Travel Art/Art in Travel inspired me to write about Victorian artist and traveller, Marianne North. The gallery […]

Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World at the ROM

Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World at the ROM

There are some great shows in Toronto this summer. A must-see is Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World at the Royal Ontario Museum until January 5, 2014. This blockbuster exhibition features over 170 treasures from the acclaimed antiquities collection of the British Museum in London, England. Mesopotamia (meaning ‘between rivers’) lay in the Middle East between the Tigris and […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Art, Toronto · Tags: , · 9 Comments »
ArtSmart Roundtable: Deciphering Dalí’s The Hallucinogenic Toreador

ArtSmart Roundtable: Deciphering Dalí’s The Hallucinogenic Toreador

The ArtSmart Roundtable is focusing on painting this month. I’ll be deciphering a mindblowing painting I saw at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida: Salvador Dalí’s The Hallucinogenic Toreador (1969-1970). Be sure to scroll down for more on the Roundtable and links to my colleagues’ posts. Now, The Hallucinogenic Toreador. The Hallucinogenic Toreador is 13 […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, ArtSmart Roundtable, Florida · Tags: , · 17 Comments »
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