January 4, 2019

JAN 2019 – SWITZERLAND – KUNSTHAUS ZURICH – OSKAR KOKOSCHKA RETROSPECTIVE

Along with Francis Picabia and Pablo Picasso, Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) is one of a generation of artists who continued to champion figurative painting after the Second World War, even as abstraction was emerging as the dominant stream in art. It is also thanks to them that, in our time, abstract and realist painting can be practiced freely side by side rather than confronting each other across an ideological no-man’s land. Today, contemporary artists, audiences and experts alike admire Kokoschka’s gestural painting style, praise his open minded cosmopolitanism, or share the pacifism that runs like a thead through his work, life and legacy.
January 3, 2019

JAN 2019 – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – BARBER INSTITUTE – VULLIARD MAMAN (MOM)

I was very interested when I read about this Edouard Vuillard show at the Barber Institute in one of my favorite magazines, World of Interiors. The show, Maman, focused on the subject of the artist’s mother, who appeared in over 500 of his works. I was so pleased to…
January 2, 2019

OCT 2018 – PARIS, FOUNDATION LOUIS VUITTON – EGON SCHIELE/JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT

January 1, 2019

OCT 2018 – PARIS, JACQUEMART – ANDRE MUSEUM – CARAVAGGIO’S ROMAN PERIOD

September 3, 2018

APRIL 2018 – LONDON – THE TATE BRITIAN – ALL TOO HUMAN – BACON, FREUD AND A CENTURY OF PAINTING LIFE

All Too Human celebrates the painters in Britain who strove to represent human figures, their relationships, and surroundings in the most intimate of ways.
August 10, 2018

APRIL 2018 Paris – Louvre – Painting Gallery – Delacroix

I’ve been wanting to go back to the Louvre to spend some time inside and think about it as a beautifully designed building to house art. I do admit, whenever I am in Paris, just sitting in the square that surrounds the pyramid is almost enough to love the Louvre, to feel all it symbolizes as a great museum.
April 3, 2018

APRIL 2018 – AMSTERDAM – DE NIEUWE KERK – WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2018

April 1, 2018

APRIL 2018 – ANTWERP – CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY – RUBINS ALTAR PIECES IN SITUATION

September 3, 2017

AUGUST 2017- LONDON – NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY – BP PORTRAIT AWARDS – SOTHEBYS – VIVIEN LEIGH ESTATE

March 3, 2017

MAY 2017 – BUDAPEST/VIENNA – GALLERY BELVEDERE/ALBERTINA/THE LEOPOLD – LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA – EGON SCHIELE

June 3, 2016

JUNE 2016 – HAMBURG GERMANY – KUNSTHALLE MUSEUM – PERMANENT COLLECTION

May 3, 2016

MAY 2016 – AMSTERDAM – RIJKES MUSEUM – REMBRANDT

May 28, 2015

MAY 2015 – PARIS – D’ORSAY: BONNARD AND PINACOTHEQUE DE PARIS: KLIMT

Paris in Springtime to bicycle and find two museum exhibits – I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
February 25, 2015

FEB 2015 – NYC – MOMA: MATISSE CUT OUTS

I had never considered myself a fan of Matisse, but on a flight home from Palm Springs in January, I watched a BBC documentary on Matisse’s Cut-Outs show at Tate Britain and became fascinated.
September 29, 2014

SEPT. 2014 – MUNICH – ALTE PINAKOTHEK MODERNE – OKTOBERFEST 2014

June 1, 2014

JUNE, 2014 – LONDON NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY – BLETCHLEY PARK

When in London, there is always time for a visit to the National Portrait Gallery. There, I was pleased to discover an exhibit dedicated to photography portraits of the English actress Vivien Leigh.
May 21, 2014

2014 – NYC/NJ – THE FRICK COLLECTION, THE NEUE GALLERY & BLAIRSDEN MANSION – ARCHITECTS: CARRERE & HASTINGS

In 2014, I participated in a designer show house, Blairsden Mansion, as part of Mansions in May. Architects Carrere and Hastings designed the estate, as well as the New York Public Library, the original New York Stock Exchange, and the buildings that currently house The Frick Collection and Neue Galerie, two well-known Manhattan museums. As part of my own design process for the Blairsden show house, I visited the two museum spaces to help inform my work.
October 21, 2013

OCTOBER 2013 – PARIS – MUSEUM D’ORSAY – MASCULINE/ MASCULINE. THE NUDE MAN IN ART FROM 1800 TO THE PRESENT DAY

August 21, 2013

August 2013 – Lake Geneva, Switzerland – Oskar Kokoschka’s Home & Musée Jenisch Vevey

I can’t recommend enough experiencing museum visits and artist audio tours when traveling. Such travels are really my best source of study and inspire me and my role in the arts. Thank heavens for my partner Barnet Cohn and his part-time retirement job with
October 21, 2012

October 2012 – London – National Portrait Gallery – The Queen: Art And Image – Thomas Struth

Embarrassed maybe a little to admit, but I have been known to become a member of museums to cut lines. I did so with the recent exhibit at the Metropolitian Museum to visit the Alexander McQueen exhibit experiencing record number crowds….and regretted not having a way to avoid three hour lines the year before to visit the Monet exhibit at the Grand Palais. Earlier this year I became a member of the National Portrait Gallery to visit the Lucian Freud exhibit and saw on the schedule the exhibit “The Queen:
August 21, 2012

August 2012 – Fort Worth, TX – Modern Art Museum – Lucian Freud

After recently visiting the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibit of the Lucian Freud show Portraits, I almost passed to travel to Texas in August to see the only U.S. presentation of this exhibit thinking myself indulgent. However, as I read articles on the show to follow, I discovered how the two exhibits had been arranged before the artists death the year before and that future shows of this magnitude might be few and far coming with the works value and insurance issues to navigate. As I consider the artist a master of our times, I thought I would allow myself to lay eyes on them one more time. Interesting to me, beyond the fact not all the paintings came to this exhibit including …
March 21, 2012

March 2012 – London – The National Portrait Gallery – Lucian Freud – Portraits

Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011) was one of the most important and influential artists of his generation. Paintings of people were central to his work and this major exhibition, spanning over seventy years, is the first to focus on his portraiture.
November 7, 2011

November 2011 – Germany – Von Der Heydt Museum – Oskar Kokoschka/Sisley

November 2011 – I’m traveling for a quick two-night trip to the Von der Heydt-Museum in Wuppertal, Germany. I’m flying to Frankfurt to take a 2 1/2-drive to the German museum that displays one of my most favorite self-portraits by artist Oskar Kokoschka from 1917. It was the first time I was able to see the painting in person, having only admired it fro
August 7, 2011

August 2011 – NYC Metropolitan Museum – Lucian Freud

With my Friday night Drawing at the Met classes providing further reason to be in the great museum weekly, I searched for the permanent collection of Lucian Freuds and found an unplanned exhibit had been created to display seventeen works of the artist. As one of my favorite artists of our time, I took advantage of multiple visits to truly appreciate the extraordinary talent of his brushwork and texture. With the artist’s recent passing in July of this year, having been considered the greatest living painter for so long …
July 7, 2011

July 2011 – NYC Metropolitan Museum – Alexander McQueen

July 2011-Having spent most Friday evenings this year drawing at the Met with artist/teacher Tatyana Zhurko, I did not plan to list all the exhibits I have seen at the NYC museum this year for my Travelogue having become a …
April 9, 2011

April 2011 – Poland – National Museum In Krakow – Lech Majewski

Leck Majewski- A Retrospective: Video Art/ Sculpture/ Photography
January 9, 2011

January 2011, Paris – Monet At The Grand Palais

A quick overnight to Paris to see the Monet exhibit at the Grand Palais before the January 24, 2011 close date. The Monet exhibit website: www.monet2010.com
January 9, 2011

Jan – June 2011 – NYC – Drawing At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Sketching at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Drawing from the Masters: January-June 2011 weekly Friday evening drawing classes with a very lovely and disciplined Russian art instructor, Tatyana Zhurkov .  It has been so inspiring to hear
October 9, 2010

October 2010 – Brussels – James Ensor: Revealed

James Ensor’s work had always been on my radar, although it was not overly familiar to me; naturally, when I heard about the show in Brussels at the ING, I used it as an excuse to visit there.  Ensor was a wonderful colorist, and I …