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The Cloisters Met

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I just visited the Met Cloisters this weekend during a warm spring day in upper Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. This museum is dedicated to Medieval art and architecture of Europe. The gardens leading in to the museum are very beautiful. This is a great way to spend a day on the weekend.

One of the great parts of the museum are the rooms showing the tapestries of the unicorn. Also on view is the work Annunciation Triptych from the workshop of Robert Campin of the South Netherlands 1427-32. There is so much more as well.

Every year around October there is a Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This draws huge crowds. There are a lot of vendors selling medieval weapons, clothing and jewelry and art and more. You can even take lessons on sword fighting. It is quite an experience!

The Clark

The I recently had the good fortune to visit the Clark Museum in Williamstown, Massachusetts. I was very happily surprised to see all the wonderful artwork that is on display at this museum.  We saw the exhibition Splendor, Myth and Vision: Nudes from the Prado which closes October 10 2016. I was impressed by [...]

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Illustrators 59 Call for Entries Now Open!

Join the premier showcase for illustrators! All accepted entries will be reproduced in full color in the Illustrators 59 annual and included in the exhibit at the Society of Illustrators, on display January 4 - February 25, 2017. A selection of 40 works will tour US colleges through February 2018, the 35th educational traveling exhibition. [...]

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Ralph Steadman Retrospective at the Society of Illustrators this Fall

The Society of Illustrators in New York City will be having a major retrospective of artist Ralph Steadman September 6th to October 22nd, 2016.  The show will be on three floors of galleries showing art from his fifty year career. This may never happen again. I had the good fortune to meet [...]

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Yale University Art Gallery

Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven Connecticut is a wonderful hidden gem that I discovered this July. I was pleasantly surprised to find so much great art from so many big name artists. There is a lot to see here. It took us two days to see everything in the [...]

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Degas at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City

The Moma now has a great exhibition going on of the work of french artist Edgar Degas called “A Strange New Beauty”. Most of the art in the show is print making that he did during the 1870’s to the 1890’s. Many of the prints are monotypes which are one of [...]

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Art Business News is out for the Spring

Chris Kihlstrom's artwork is featured on page 90 of the spring issue of Art Business News. Very Nice!  Click this link to read the issue: https://issuu.com/artsandiego/docs/abn_spring16_digital/1

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Vigee Le Brun at the Met

I was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City recently. I went to see the exhibition of Vigee LeBrunthe woman artist during the French Revolution. Vigee was mostly self-taught because she was excluded from formal learning in art at the time. She learned by sketching, making engravings and studying [...]

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The Society of Illustrators 58 Book and Editorial Exhibition

I went to the Society of Illustrators today to see the annual exhibition of Illustrators 58 Book and Editorial categories.Last month they had the Advertising and Institutional categories on exhibition which was great. However I felt the Book and Editorial exhibition was on an even higher level of interest. Many of the artworks [...]

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Picasso Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art

Picasso’s sculpture was recently on exhibition at the Moma in New York City. This exhibition had an impact onme because it showed me that he was willing to risk his life for his art. His sculpture work was done over a sixty-two year period (1902-1964). As an artist he was much [...]

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