Art – Context Travel Blog

Looking for the latest news and updates about art from around the world? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts about art openings, new exhibitions, and classic collections around the world, from Rome to Rio. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for visiting museums, galleries, and alternative spaces in over 40 cities, put together by local art historians, curators, and artists, as well as Context staff. From classical to cutting-edge contemporary, we provide an intellectually curious take on art happenings across the globe—or in your home city.

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.

Gerhard Richter: Panorama at Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie

Very few prospects quicken the blood and excite the eye/mind as does a retrospective of the work of Gerhard Richter, one of the world’s most revered living artists. Just such a prospect awaits visitors to Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie this winter and spring, where some 140 of Richter’s paintings and five of his sculptures have been gathered as part of the phenomenal exhibition Panorama, on view until 13 May.

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500 Years of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, A Chat with Frank Dabell

As 2012 approaches we have begun to think about what great anniversaries would be taking place and none jumped out more than the 500th anniversary of the completion of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Michelangelo’s masterpiece has captivated both scholars and travelers for centuries, so it seemed fitting to sit down and have a chat with art historian and long time Context docent Frank Dabell about the artist and his work.

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