Inside The Getty Museum and Some Odd Representations of Women in Art

The Getty is a breathtaking museum in Brentwood, perched atop the Santa Monica Mountains with an unreal view of LA below. It opened to the public in 1997, and is free to visit (unless you park on site, which will cost you $20). A rather impressive people-mover takes you from the parking garage, up the…

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Have Your Very Own Escher Experience

I recently visited the Escher: The Exhibition and Experience at Industry City in Brooklyn. This fantastic show includes over 200 original works by the artist along with interactive displays where you can become a part of the art. If you’re unfamiliar with the name M. C. Escher, perhaps you’ve seen some of his works. The…

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Not All Art Shows Are Curated Equal. That’s Why You Have to Check Out The Hilma af Klint Exhibit at The Guggenheim.

For many years, the Swedish, female talent (whose works are on display at the Guggenheim in New York at this very moment) was unknown to most of the art world. It wasn’t until the 1980s, almost 40 years after her death, that she became internationally known. Hilma af Klint, it turns out, was among the first of…

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checkin’ a few more items off the good ole gotta-do-this-before-I-die list (2018 edition)

It’s that time of year again–when we take stock of big events and personal hurdles. I find it encouraging and exciting to go back through the last 365 days come the first of every January. If you couldn’t already tell, my current pass times of choice are travel, art, music, as well as good food…

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The Mona Lisa Really Isn’t All That Great

Here I am, right out front of the museum that served as a royal palace for more than 2 centuries. Every monarch who called it home expanded the grounds more and more. Eventually, Louis XIV moved his court to Versailles, and the Louvre was never the main royal residence again. It’s transformation to art museum…

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Art is Alive and Weird in Berlin

I recently visited the beautiful, odd, and eclectic city of Berlin. Everywhere you turn there is something packed with history or something covered in graffiti. It has a very distinct personality–one of resilience and the bizarre. As you wander the streets, you get the feeling that many of the residents want to give the old,…

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Jenny Does Dallas

I spent the weekend with my sweet parents in Dallas a while back. We stayed in a delightful little AirBnB (take a look at it here). It’s been so long since I’ve visited the DFW area, and I was surprised how much it changed. The Deep Ellum District is a really fun spot with lots…

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“When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough.” -Fran Lebowitz

I recently spent a few days in NYC. It’s always a good time. After taking the train in from Katonah, we plowed our way through Grand Central. I’ve been there a few times before, but I don’t think I’ve spent much time looking up. The Celestial Ceiling, finished in 1913, was accidentally painted backwards (switching the…

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78 Hours in Kansas City

I got to spend a few days in Kansas City this past weekend (the one in┬áMissouri, not┬áto be confused with it’s Kansas City, Kansas neighbor). It’s bigger than I thought it would be–the 6th largest city in the midwest. Here are a few things to do if you’re in the area: Beer Kitchen: This is…

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More Things To Do In The Steel City

After spending Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh, I have a few more travel tips for ya. (Just in case you didn’t get your fill from this one or this one.) Where to Stay: Hotel Monaco: This trendy spot is in a fun location downtown. It’s filled with whacky art, and if you’re there when the weather is…

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