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21 July 2015

125 Years On: The Legacy of Vincent Van Gogh

As the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death approaches (July 29, 2015), we sat down with docent and art historian Lora Sariaslan, who leads our Van Gogh Museum Seminar, to dive deeper into the enigmatic artists’s personal history, creative spirit, and cultural legacy.

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Self-Portrait, 1889, Vincent Van Gogh. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

30 June 2015

Murano Glass, Forgery, and Karma

We share some insight into the rise and potential fall of authentic Murano glass in Venice.

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Millefiori Plaque, 
Venice, Giovanni Battista Franchini, 1846, Courtesy of Glass Museum of Murano

25 June 2015

The Colorful Streets of Rio’s Santa Teresa

We take a look at the color street’s of Rio’s Santa Teresa neighborhood.

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Parque das Ruinas

18 June 2015

Cézanne and Provence: Our Top 6 Sites

Discover the best sites in Provence linked to painter Paul Cézanne.

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Paul Cézanne [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

3 June 2015

Five Reasons to Visit Milan

We give you five good reasons to visit our newest city in Italy – Milan.

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The never-ending Duomo

23 May 2015

5 Reasons to Visit the South of France

To mark the launch of our programs in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France manager Sara shares here 5 incentives for traveling south.

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Aix-en-Provence

13 May 2015

Food Culture of the Italian Renaissance

Three of our Italy docents explain what we can learn about 16th-century food traditions and habits by looking at the art from that period.

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Dosso Dossi, Witchcraft

4 May 2015

The Story Behind Goya’s May 1808 Paintings

Spain manager Sara shares the story behind Goya’s haunting works “The 2nd of May 1808″ and “The 3rd of May 1808″, which hang in the Museo del Prado.

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"El dos de mayo de 1808 en Madrid" by Francisco Goya - Museo del Prado, Madrid. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

14 April 2015

4 Reasons to Explore Tuscany

We look at Tuscany, our newest program in Italy, with all its incredible art, architecture, food, and wine.

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View of the Val d'Orcia

28 February 2015

Furry Friends in the National Gallery

From leaping dogs, to wide-eyed cats and squirming eels, the National Gallery is packed with paintings of animals. Our new…

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Pietro Longhi, The Exhibition of a Rhinoceros at Venice, 1751
National Gallery, Room 39

24 February 2015

Mudéjar Architecture in Seville

A slideshow highlighting the Mudéjar style of architecture in Seville and its characteristics.

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Real Alcázar

17 November 2014

Docent Spotlight: Art Historian Lora Sariaslan

We chat with Amsterdam docent Lora Sariaslan about art and life in the city.

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Lora Sariaslan photo 2014

13 November 2014

Concepts of Ideal Beauty in Renaissance Florence

We explore the Uffizi Gallery in Florence to discover the origins of ideal beauty in the Renaissance.

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Titian, Venus of Urbino, c. 1538, oil on canvas, Uffizi

6 November 2014

The Treasures of Berlin’s Pergamon Museum

Though the eponymous Pergamon Altar has now closed until 2019, there’s still plenty of treasures to explore in this world-class museum.

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Ishtar Gate

20 October 2014

Picasso’s Paris: Five of the Artist’s Paris Haunts

In celebration of the Picasso Museum’s reopening, here are five sites around Paris linked to this influential 20th century artist.

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7 Quai des Grands Augustins

8 October 2014

Discovering Buenos Aires with Art Historian Georgina Gluzman

We chat with art historian Georgina Gluzman about our newest Context city Buenos Aires.

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Context Docent Georgina Gluzman