New York City Art Update: May 2014

Four full days is never enough in New York. It certainly cramps our museum-going activities, forcing us to miss some perennial favorites (especially MOMA, Frick and the Metropolitan). And this was despite the fact that we has to miss two Frank Lloyd Wright exhibits. (This disappointment, however, was totally mitigated by the fact that the [Read more …]

New York Museum and Art Fair Update: Spring 2013

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It’s a lot of work trying to stay up with even the highest of highlights of the New York art scene–especially if one only gets to NYC 1-2 times a year. But someone has to do it. On this trip, we tried to visited a number of museum and gallery exhibits as well as a [Read more …]

Miami Activities Update

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Every time we leave Miami, we think we have seen and done pretty much all of the most of the interesting things the city and surrounding area (from Palm Beach through the Keys) has to offer. But in planning for each new trip, we discover we were wrong. In addition to the many do-agains, we [Read more …]

Art Basel and Miami Art Week 2012

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We never need an excuse to go to Miami—at least in winter. We love the architecture and the atmosphere of South Beach, the rejuvenation of neighborhoods like the Design District and Wynwood, and of course, the restaurants. As discussed in the other Miami blogs from this trip, we sampled some of each on this trip. [Read more …]

Abbreviating our Annual Labor Day Bay Area Ritual


In July, I wrote about the two big San Francisco events that always makes for a fun holiday—the July 4th festivities and fireworks and the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival. Both draw thousands of people to the city and provide a good time for all. These events, however, draw people out of town, over the Golden [Read more …]

Fireworks and Jazz: July 4th Week in San Francisco

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July 4th week is always a great time to be in San Francisco. Although there are events all around the Bay area, there is plenty going on right in the city to keep one occupied. Independence Day On July 4th itself, we had free band concerts, mime performances, museum openings (at the [Read more …]