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Museum Review: Louvre-Lens – Art for Dummies (and I don’t mean that pejoratively!)


On the last day of 2012, I decided to head up to Lens to see the celebrated new extension of the Louvre Museum. It is about a 2h drive from Paris north towards Belgium (A1->A26 sortie Lens-Ouest). The building itself … Continue reading

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Expo Review: Hopper at the Grand Palais (until 28 January 2013)


The Edward Hopper expo at the Grand Palais opened about two weeks ago and it is still jam-packed, even on a Monday morning. It is a little less documented than the usual exhibits here (no individual explanations for various paintings) … Continue reading

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Chasing the Cachelot: The New Bedford Whaling Museum


I can’t quite explain my current mania for whaling museums. I find whaling to be brutish and unnecessary, but perhaps it is due to my long-standing admiration for Moby Dick and my tendency to go super deep in subjects that … Continue reading

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Expo Review: Munch: The Modern Eye at Centre Pompidou


This year, Paris seems to be a bit bereft of top shelf expositions. The Toys expo at the Grand Palais doesn’t really attract me too much. Orsay’s Oscar Wilde’s melancholic England sounds a bit boring, the Louvre’s Great Emperors of … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Miami


A very pleasant surprise, this museum which is right next to Zoo Miami (formerly MetroZoo) was a perfect morning outing with the kids. We got to see loads of trains as well as about 10 nice model train setups. This … Continue reading

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Van Dongen and Manet


But before I forget, here’s a song I keep forgetting to add to my post about Elvis: Mojo Nixon’s Elvis is Everywhere. Whew, now that I got that off my chest, on to our daily post. I did a typical … Continue reading

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Mondrian / De Stijl / Arman at the Beaubourg


This week I took advantage of being momentarily kidless to hit a few expos at the Centre Pompidou. There are currently two major temporary exhibits: an Arman retrospective and a joint Mondrian / De Stijl expo. The Arman exhibit was … Continue reading

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