Museums and Monuments
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26 January 2016
As the northern hemisphere lies in the midst of chilly and dark days, our distant neighbours in the South, or…
16 January 2016
Washington D.C.’s Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative arts program, has been restored, reenergized, and…
17 November 2015
We share how modern art in Turkey reflects the birth of the Turkish Republic, and the complex identities of Turkish artists.
12 November 2015
Our docents in Naples give their advice on the best places to visit while in the city.
1 November 2015
As tourism in Prague soars, we explore the dos and don’ts for your next visit.
11 September 2015
We look at Dresden, a fascinating city that is our newest excursion from Berlin.
21 July 2015
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.
4 May 2015
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.
28 April 2015
Don’t limited yourself to the Acropolis in Athens. We give you a few good reasons to go out and explore other areas of the city.
25 April 2015
When remembering the history of WWII, the important role of women is often lost. To celebrate Liberation Day in Italy we highlight 3 heroines of WWII.
28 February 2015
From leaping dogs, to wide-eyed cats and squirming eels, the National Gallery is packed with paintings of animals. Our new…
24 February 2015
A slideshow highlighting the Mudéjar style of architecture in Seville and its characteristics.
7 January 2015
It’s hard to imagine that a famous tourist attraction in a major city might ever be hidden and inaccessible, but that was nearly the fate of the famous Basilica Cistern in Istanbul.
25 November 2014
Concerned about pollution in Beijing? We separate fact from fiction and give our best advice for why pollution fears shouldn’t make you skip a visit to China’s capital.
13 November 2014
We explore the Uffizi Gallery in Florence to discover the origins of ideal beauty in the Renaissance.