Grab a basket full of goodies and a big hat–we’re going on an art-historical picnic!
As we all know, due to the current global health crisis, most of us are either unable to (or don’t want to) go out to our favorite places–even though a lot of us now have some free time to do … Continued
Ahh, springtime…when the world is fresh and blooming, and there’s nothing else quite like it! Many artists, we’re sure, have felt the same way, especially when they’re painting en plein air or from life. After spotting an article in Sunset mentioning Frida … Continued
Ever wonder how some of your favorite artists created their colors on canvas? It’s only been relatively recently in western art history (that is, around the 19th century) that paints began being mass-produced. Just how did western painters make or … Continued
Scrambling for a gift for the kid(s) in your life that’s a bit more creative than this year’s big-ticket items? Don’t worry: we’ve got you covered! We were inspired Museum Shop Sunday (check out more on this movement here) to … Continued
It’s no surprise to anyone that restaurants with a clearly-defined atmosphere tend to do better. But restaurants with a focus on artmosphere–a specifically-curated focus on art as part of the restaurant’s atmosphere, in addition to a dedication to cuisine–go above … Continued
Let’s talk Monet. Is it a coincidence that I typed “Money” instead of “Monet” upon starting this post? Either way, Auction Week at Christie’s and Sotheby’s New York concluded the week of May 10 with big money spent on … Continued
*cue La Marseillaise* Happy Bastille Day from the Art Docent Program! Bastille Day marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris, France, and is basically France’s independence day. So, in the spirit of the day, we’ve decided … Continued