Under the Wish Tree for Washington DC

Make a Wish at the “Wish Tree for Washington, DC” at the Hirshhorn

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Modern art and I have a love/hate relationship since my visit to the Chicago Art Institute which threw me over the edge.  Yoko Ono’s art over the years has been controversial for me so when I heard about the Wish Tree for Washington, DC, I was curious. How is a living tree a work of art?  […]

Kusama Infinity Mirrors Dot's Obsession

Infinity Mirrors Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum #infinitekusama

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When my friend posted photos on Facebook of the Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C. I was intrigued by the art and the infinite images. I had never heard of the artist, Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist whose career spans over 65 years.  She is still, at 89, a working artist in […]

The Magic Gardens Philly

Hidden Philadelphia: The Magic Gardens, One Artist’s Amazing Vision

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Back when I was wearing suits to work, my friend and I signed up for an art class after work.  We were going to try mosaics.  Sound fun right?  Fast forward as I’m at the first class, in said suit with jewelry and new manicure, and told that I need to go buy ten pounds […]

Olympic Sculpture Park

Photos of Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park – Art and Nature in the Emerald City

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On past visits to Seattle, I wasn’t able to visit the Olympic Sculpture Park, so with ample time to explore the city it was a quick ten minute walk from the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition and Space Needle.  The clouds of the morning were starting to dissipate and the bright sun was trying its […]

Chihuly Bowls

Chihuly Garden & Glass Review – A Colorful Seattle Surprise

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Colorful glass has always fascinated me – drawn in by the shapes, the bright colors and the way that the light changes the piece.  I have yet to take a glassblowing class maybe in fear of being clumsy around hot glass, pokers, etc. (I wonder what the insurance liability waiver looks like for that class?) […]

Musee D'Orsay clock view

Paris: Musee D’Orsay – Layers of Art, History and Architecture

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As we cruised the Seine last year, my niece pointed to the clock at the Musee D’Orsay and I explained it was once a train station and now is an art museum. After our Louvre treasure hunt, my niece, eleven at the time, had enough of art (and crowds) so we would only see the museum […]

London Street Art Shoreditch

London Shoreditch Street Art Tour with a Tween

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Last summer in London, my niece will tell you I tortured her with art.  If I tell the story, while I’m sure I should say it was an educational experience (which it was), it was actually a bit of revenge for her shopping torture I endured in Paris. At eleven, she wasn’t quite so keen […]

Vigeland Sculpture Park couple

Amazing Art in Oslo – The Vigeland Sculpture Park and The Circle of Life

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On the Baltic cruise, I had heard that I needed to see the “Little Mermaid” statue in Copenhagen and find the “Angry Baby” in Oslo. Finding an angry baby seems a simple goal but I was looking for the famous sculpture which resided in The Vigeland Sculpture Park. As this was my first solo cruise, […]

The Henry Jones Art Hotel art collection

Sleeping in an Art Gallery at The Henry Jones Art Hotel in Tasmania

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The art was overwhelming, it was everywhere and I was wandering the hallways happily taking photos of everything. While this would be appropriate in an art museum, I was a guest at the hotel, specifically The Henry Jones Art Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania. Tasmania is an Australian island a short flight from Melbourne and Sydney […]

Louvre in Paris

Paris – A Treasure Hunt at the Louvre, fun and games for all ages

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As a solo traveler, time allowed to wander in a museum is priceless.  I can stare at a painting, read the information cards, listen to the audio guide or just sit in a room and take it all in.  The Louvre is one such museum where despite multiple visits, I can’t say I’ve done it all (I’ve […]