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7 New Museums to Explore in Krakow, Poland

Krakow Pope John Paul II

A bunch of innovative museums have opened or reopened in Krakow over the last few years. Forward-looking and beautifully curated, they are a welcome addition to the manifold Renaissance charms of Wawel Hill and the fine decorative art displays in the National Museum. Several of these new venues are scattered around the historic Old Town within walking distance of each other, others are an easy tram journey out of the city center. When planning your itinerary in Krakow, bear in mind that most museums in the city close on Mondays and some have free admission on Tuesdays.

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September 25, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Impressionist Art Tours in Paris

The Pont Neuf

For Impressionism aficionados, there’s no better city on the planet to visit than Paris. From the Musée d’Orsay to the Musée de l’Orangerie, from the banks of the Seine to the Gare St Lazare, Impressionism is dotted across the city and its surrounding villages in one way or another. The movement was born here in 1874, when a group of artists including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissarro, just to name a few, held their own exhibition after being denied entry to Paris’ traditional art shows.

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July 15, 2013 by | 0 Comments

San Antonio for Art Lovers

Aerosol art at Clogged Caps

Most visitors to San Antonio come to see the Alamo, the Spanish Missions, and the vibrant River Walk. Many don’t know, however, that San Antonio ranks as one of the top 25 cities for art in the United States. This city loves art, and its artists love their city.

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May 15, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Best Children’s Museums Around The World

Toy animals at the Toy Museum in Prague

To help you plan a fun and educational family vacation, here are our top picks for the best children’s museums around the world.

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April 18, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Unusual Museums In New York City

New York City

Let’s face it: You’re never going to be bored when you visit New York City. With the some of the world’s best restaurants, museums, galleries and other cultural institutions, your biggest question isn’t going to be “what is there to do?” but “what should we do?” And while museums like the Guggenheim, the Met and the Whitney house inspiring collections and work by world renowned artists, they can be a little one note. Instead, we’ve curated the below list of unusual museums in New York City not found in your guidebook.

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March 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The World’s Best Neighborhoods for Spotting Street Art

Stumbling upon vibrant street art may seem like you’re digging for a needle in a haystack but it’s actually easier than you think, especially if you know where to look. Many cities where street art culture flourishes have one or two neighborhoods where street artists tend to leave their mark. From Bogotá’s colorful La Candelaria to London’s gritty East End, here are 11 of the world’s best neighborhoods for spotting street art.

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March 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The Bronze Horseman – St. Petersburg’s Most Symbolic Monument

Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman monument is considered to be one of the chief symbols of St. Petersburg. The monument captures the attention and imagination of famous Russian writers and artists as well as locals and people from around the world.

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December 21, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Family Friendly Activities in Washington, DC

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Washington is a fun, dynamic city that has something to offer for everyone, but especially families. These are just a few of my favorite family-friendly activities but I’d love to hear yours too!

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October 15, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Retracing Van Gogh in Arles, France

Hotel Dieu, Arles

Located in the south of France, Arles is the classic French town everyone has dreamed of, including Van Gogh. When Van Gogh arrived in Arles in 1888, it was at yet another low point in his life. He was drinking too much, smoking too much and wanted to get away from Paris, which had simply worn him out. In Arles he hoped to start a utopian artists colony and invited friend Paul Gauguin to join him. What enchanted Van Gogh most about Arles and the surrounding countryside is also what captured my imagination – the vibrant colors and light. There’s just something unique about this small town in southern France that makes it an artist’s dream.

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October 8, 2012 by | 0 Comments

America’s Coolest Jazz Clubs

Jazz: the quintessential American art form. Invented in the red light district of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, jazz was born of a mix of African and European music traditions. With its infusion of democracy, individuality and freedom of expression, it exemplifies the American experience.

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September 17, 2012 by | 0 Comments

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