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Ogunquit Museum of American Art

On Summer vacation in Maine I stopped by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art originally enticed by the ad for the Wyeth show. Which is a lovely collection of some of his emotional and mysterious works. But While there I tripped over photographer Alexandra de Steiguer’s beautiful, stark, lonely and contemplative works which also spoke […]

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Mead Art Museum

  Amherst College has a beautiful campus to wander and is home to both the Beneski Natural History Museum and the Mead Art Museum. It’s located within walking distance to the town center’s hub of shops and restaurants. Named for its founder, William Rutherford Mead (an 1867 graduate of Amherst College and a partner in […]

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The dining room is priceless!

The most talked about art colony in America today is at Old Lyme, Connecticut — Hartford Courant, 1907 Thus begins the Florence Griswold’s description of the Florence Griswold home on their website. It is a museum very worth your time.  Located on a beautiful street on a beautiful site, order up a beautiful weather day, […]

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Monuments Men much more then a movie

Some movies are stories that need to be told, and not just Oscar plays. Especially now, 70 years after the events portrayed, with many of the players long gone, we need to remember how important master works are, and the lengths that need to preserve them and continue their creation. The Movie: The Monuments Men […]

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De Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum

About: Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. In 2009, deCordova changed its name from deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park to deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum to emphasize its renewed focus on sculpture and to support […]

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A new – old – new Rembrandt is in town.

Well, in Omaha, Nebraska, that is! If you’re in the area, now or later, and you’re a fan of Rembrandt, here’s your chance to see a painting  that’s been in storage  at the Joslyn Art Museum.  The piece was thought to be “of the school of,” but is actually an authentic piece by Rembrandt. Do […]

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Sargent Watercolors at the MFA, Boston

“To live with Sargent’s water-colours is to live with sunshine captured and held,” according to the painter’s first biographer. Presenting more than 90 of Sargent’s dazzling works, this exhibition, co-organized with the Brooklyn Museum, combines for the first time the two most significant collections of watercolor paintings by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), images created by […]

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Southern Vermont Arts Center

At Southern Vermont Arts Center,  As you explore the campus, you’ll discover an outdoor sculpture park. Yester House, once the 28 room Georgian Revival mansion and centerpiece of the former Gertrude Divine Webster estate. And the Wilson Museum. Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, Designed by noted architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the Wilson Museum admirably serves a […]

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Newport Art Museum

                    ‘Woman in White’ by Howard Gardiner Cushing  The Newport Art Museum’s collections and exhibitions reflect Newport and Rhode Island’s rich cultural heritage and lively contemporary art scene. The permanent collection of more than 2,300 works of American art concentrates on art and artistic activity from the […]

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The National Museum of American Illustration

          “Daybreak” by Maxfield Parrish, 1922 The National Museum of American Illustration in Newport Rhode Island houses one of the largest collections of  work by Artist Maxfield Parrish. As well as works by Norman Rockwell, Howard Pyle, J. C. Leyendecker & N. C. Wyeth. All set within the impressive Architecture of […]

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