The Breakers

Transforming back in time, right out of a scene from the Great Gatsby , and the roaring twenties, The Breakers is a study of decadence, idealism, and excess. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages” and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Commodore […]

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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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Chagall at The Jewish Museum

Chagall: Love, War, and Exile, for the first time in the U.S., explores a significant but neglected period in the artist’s career from the rise of fascism in the 1930s through 1948, years spent in Paris, and in exile to New York.   (If you can, be sure to download the free app before you […]

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Tretyakov Gallery

The first thing you think of as walking through the Tretyakov  is “wow a collection of world art”, oh wait we are in Moscow and this is all Russian art.  The reason for the double take is that the original collection of 2000 works created by Moscow merchant Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov in 1892 has an amazing span.  The […]

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Frelinghuysen/morris

http://www.frelinghuysen.org/  Rich’s Personal Reflection: We drove into a hidden gate on a late rainy afternoon.  There was a guard with a golf cart waiting to take us down a long driveway buried deep into the woods, where we went into a gallery space with large painting and watched a short introduction to the couple and […]

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Bennington Museum

The Bennington Museum is a small museum and a perfect detour if you are visiting this area. The highlight for me was the Grandma Moses collection. Seeing the video of an interview with her, learning she started her painting career in her seventies and that she had created over 1500 works of art! Seeing the […]

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The Hermitage

I have always been puzzled why the Hermitage (in St. Petersburg, RU) was considered so unique in the world’s great museums – having been to many of them, the Met in NYC, the Louvre, The Prado, The British Museum, just to name a a few.  I have found that smaller museums are more to my […]

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The Clark

From The Cark a special Member Events. A Look at Rare Books: The Love of Courtly Art. As The basis for the talk we looked at Le Morte d Arthur by Thomas Malory 1893, in which Aubrey Beardsley produced around 500 illustrations. We also had access to several other rare books of the time dating […]

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