A Celebration of French Impressionism, Now Showing Near Portland

  A new exhibit "A Celebration of French Impressionism" has just opened at J D Smith Fine Art. This tribute to one of the most venerated movements in the history of art includes affordable and highly-collectable etchings, lithographs, and woodblock prints by historic French Impressionists. French Impressionism is arguably the most popular movement in the … Continue reading A Celebration of French Impressionism, Now Showing Near Portland

Visiting Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Even though weekend is the prime time for museums, the visitors at Wadsworth are sparse, which allows something that I could never find at Met: the opportunity of examining the works without obstruction and interference. Geo sat at a bench lost in a painting of George Inness while I stood on the carpet of the same pattern as in the painting of the Ellsworths' and checked the same chair as depicted. In those quiet moments, arts and objects become tangible and personal. On the other hand, I hope that such a world-class museum receive much more people of the nation and the world. Changes can be made now. Wadsworth's current collection is not searchable (not even some highlights that I mentioned can be found from their website), nor is there any blogs or other social networking tools used by the museum that I am aware of. With the megabus' round trip costs only $28 and takes just over two and half hours from New York, the museum can serve as a retreat for art lovers of the Big Apple who are tired to elbow-to-elbowtour groups within the city museums. [Read More...]