Category Archive: travel

living with art

i think one of the best experiences you can have when you’re traveling is to get to visit the homes of people who live there.   for me, it’s particularly fun to see… Continue reading

the museum of contemporary art australia

i was in sydney for the opening of the expansion of the museum of contemporary art.   located on circular quay, the museum occupies an imposing art deco (former government) building in the very… Continue reading

impressions of delhi

i’ve been in delhi, checking out the india art fair, doing studio visits and a bit of sight seeing.   some highlights of the trip… this was the 4th year of the india art… Continue reading

roller coaster art

some images of a public sculpture in duisburg, germany designed by the artists heike mutter and urlich genthin. called “tiger and turtle magic mountain,” it’s a “roller coaster” you walk  instead of ride. … Continue reading

more museums in and around düsseldorf

don’t miss the kunstsammlung nordrhein westfalen (art collection of the regional government), housed in two impressive venues – k20 (classic 20th century art) and k21 (work since 1980).   the collection  is extraordinary. k20… Continue reading

i was in düsseldorf doing studio visits again…

i’m going out on a limb and asserting that the kunstakademie in düsseldorf (founded 1762) is the most influential training ground for artists in the world.    the list of artists associated with the… Continue reading

i should’ve been blogging

from italy last week.    sorry.   now that i’m home and have internet access, here are some highlights. a year ago, our friends randall and teresa bought a masseria – a walled italian farm… Continue reading

mexico city – mueso national antropologia

wow.    astonishing.     you could spend a week here and not see everything…    the 1/2 million square foot facility was built in 1963/4 and designed by pedro ramírez vázquez .    an enormous… Continue reading

i’m in mexico city

for liliana porter’s exhibition at museo tamayo de arte contemporaneo http://www.museotamayo.org.   the museum was mexican painter rufino tamayo’s gift to the mexican people.    designed by teodoro gonzalez de leon and built in  1981… Continue reading

herzog and de meuron — caixa forum

the best thing about contemporary architecture outside of the u.s. is the way it gets integrated into the fabric of the historical city. the new herzog and de meuron designed caixa forum (http://obrasocial.lacaixa.es/centros/caixaforummadridedificio_es.html)… Continue reading

ARCO (madrid)

ARCO is supposed to be the oldest art fair – this is the 27th year – and by far the most heavily attended – more than 2oo,ooo people over six days – of… Continue reading

italica

founded in 206 b.c. about 9 km from the present-day sevilla, italica is the remarkably well-preserved ruin of a roman city that had about 8,000 residents. most of what you’ll see was was… Continue reading