Tag Archives: decorative arts

Palace of the Legion of Honor – San Francisco

Grand in form and content yet still intimate and inviting, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor features an impressive and wide ranging collection of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, decorative objects and archaeological artifacts spanning 6,000 years of human history. Famed for its holdings of the work of French sculptor Auguste Rodin in particular […]

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M.H. de Young Museum – San Francisco

The M.H. de Young Museum is the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier fine arts museum with a collection totaling more than 27,000 works including paintings, sculptures, drawings and decorative objects dating from 1670 to the present day.  Located at the heart of the city’s Golden Gate Park, the museum was established in 1895 and is […]

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The Frick Collection – New York

Visiting the Frick Collection is like traveling back in time to the Gilded Age at the dawn of the twentieth century.  Housed in the one of the last remaining Fifth Avenue mansions that characterized the opulence of that bygone era, the art collection and the landmark building itself stand as a testimony to the aesthetic […]

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Brooklyn Museum – New York

As the second largest museum in New York after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Museum boasts a vast collection of more than 1.5 million works of art, thousands of which are displayed in a gracious Beaux-Arts landmark overlooking Prospect Park. Embracing the inherent diversity of the global experience, the museum focuses […]

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Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris)

Where in Paris can you view masterpieces of twentieth century art displayed in an Art Deco landmark offering the best view of the Eiffel Tower in the whole city and do it all for free?  At the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris) in […]

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Chinese Snuff Bottles at the Met Museum – New York

July 19, 2013 through June 15, 2014 – Featuring a variety of Chinese snuff bottles created during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in almost every medium from ivory and lacquer to porcelain and precious stone to metalwork and even painting and calligraphy, Small Delights: Chinese Snuff Bottles, reflects the artistic developments over five millennia of Chinese civilization […]

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Feathered Walls: Hangings from Ancient Peru at the Met Museum – New York

September 16, 2013 through May 12, 2014 – Feathered Walls: Hangings from Ancient Peru, presents the exceptional opportunity to view twelve, spectacular, feather panels made by the Wari Tribe between 600 A.D. and 1000 A.D., considered among the most luxurious and unusual works created by indigenous textile artists prior to the Spanish conquest in 1532. Rarely […]

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Paris 1900 at the Petit Palais – Paris

April 2, 2014 through August 17, 2014 – Totaling 600 individual works from painting and sculpture to posters and prints to photographs and films to decorative objects and fine furniture to jewelry and gowns, Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, transports visitors back to Belle Époque Paris at the turn-of-the-twentieth-century when fifty million people from around […]

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Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim – New York

February 21, 2014 through September 1, 2014 – The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism ever to be presented in the United States, “Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe,” is a multidisciplinary exhibition presenting 300 works encompassing not only painting and sculpture but also advertising, architecture, ceramics, design, fashion, film, music, performance, photography, poetry, publications […]

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Neue Galerie – New York

Tightly focused and intimate yet broad and deep, the Neue Galerie in New York is a jewel box museum housing one of the world’s most preeminent and extensive collections of early twentieth century German and Austrian art and design. An absolute must see destination for all art lovers, the cornerstone of the collection and the museum’s […]

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Palace of the Legion of Honor – San Francisco

Grand in form and content yet still intimate and inviting, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor features an […]

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – New York

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art in New York or MoMA is the most […]

Whitney Museum of American Art – New York

Sculptor and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney created the Whitney Museum of American Art because she believed it was necessary to […]

Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin) – Paris

As home to the most treasured and comprehensive collection of the works of renowned French sculptor Auguste Rodin, the Rodin […]

Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) – Paris

The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) in Paris is the most visited museum in the world and for good reason. […]

Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) – Paris

For lovers of Impressionism, a pilgrimage to the Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) is absolutely essential.  Keeper of the […]