Spring Green Wisconsin

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We are big fans of Frank Lloyd Wright. Our main reason to visit Spring Green Wisconsin was to return to Taliesin East, Frank Lloyd Wright’s (FLW) primary home, studio and school. Taliesin is Welsh for “Shining Brow”. The site is accessible via a range of tours. We chose the two-hour Highlights Tour, which includes interiors [Read more …]

Milwaukee Wisconsin

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Milwaukee Wisconsin is known for its beer. Yes, we sampled beer (more later in this blog), but we also found some other interesting attractions Milwaukee Old World 3rd Street District We especially enjoyed walking the 1000 block of Milwaukee’s Old World Third Street District. Particularly interesting were: Wisconsin Cheese Mart. This store had the largest [Read more …]

Galena Illinois

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We had been to this lovely Western Illinois home town of Ulysses S. Grant briefly, once before. We made a brief return visit on our way to the Wisconsin Dells. Galena was a lead mining and transportation center on a tributary near the Mississippi. It was a boom town in the early 19th century, when [Read more …]

New Orleans Museums

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New Orleans has much more than jazz. If you go there, check out New Orleans Museums. National WWII Museum Our single longest activity (outside the Jazz Festival) was a return visit to the incredible National WWII Museum. As on our last visit, we easily spent an entire day there. The museum continues to add new [Read more …]

Rethinking the Legacy of Andy Warhol

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What do you think of when you hear Andy Warhol? His Campbell’s Soup cans and Three Elvises? His prognostication of 15 minutes of fame, as the “creator” of the Pop Art movement? His early embrace of an openly gay lifestyle? Warhol certainly deserves recognition for all of these. A retrospective of Andy Warhol  “A to [Read more …]

Nashville Museums

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Nashville Tennessee is well known for its honky-tonk bars, partying and its music scene. But it also has some interesting museums—many of which explore its musical history. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum This museum is a celebration of the country music culture. It is home to more than 200,000 audio recordings, 500,000 photos, [Read more …]

Washington DC Museums– Spring 2019

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Our last visit to Washington DC was a few years ago What better time to go back than in spring. We began with several of the city’s incomparable collection of free museums that are part of the National Treasure that is the Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of African-American History Get Tickets in Advance We didn’t [Read more …]

New York City Museums and Exhibitions–Spring 2019

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O our recent trip to New York City, we caught up with some museums and special exhibits. If you are planning on a trip there soon, some of these exhibits should still be around. Brant Foundation’ Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat is a high school dropout and graffiti street artist who turned neo-expressionist master’s paintings, [Read more …]

Claude Monet and his Giverny Waterlilies

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Monet: The Late Years San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum has outdone itself with its stunning 2019 exhibition, Monet: The Late Years. The exhibit covers the last 13 years of the pioneering Impressionist master’s life (1913-1926). It includes almost 50 paintings of his Giverny home and gardens. Although many publicly revered, financially successful artists spend their last [Read more …]

Stanford University Art: Finding the Faces Between the Spaces

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Stanford University is more than one of the world’s leading teaching institution. It also offers the public free access to great works of art. On a recent trip to San Francisco’s South Bay, we had to see what was new Anderson Collection at Stanford University Our primary stop was a return visit to the Anderson [Read more …]