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We have assembled slide shows from our travels. Enjoy the great art in these places and projects that we know and love!

  • 2013 New York City

    During a lovely fall visit to NYC, I visited the Highline, the Richard Serra piece at the Gogosian Gallery, the Chris Burden exhibit at the New Museum, the Isa Genzken and Magritte exhibits at MOMA, Bombino at Carnegie Hall, Smack Mellon and the future shoreline park in Brooklyn, and Paulo Bruscky at the Bronx Museum. Only got to take one photo at the Frick (the very ornate one) – and total excitement – got a nicely discounted membership to MOMA for being a working artist!

    During a lovely fall visit to NYC, I visited the Highline, the Richard Serra piece at the Gogosian Gallery, the Chris Burden exhibit at the New Museum, the Isa Genzken and Magritte exhibits at MOMA, Bombino at Carnegie Hall, Smack Mellon and the future shoreline park in Brooklyn, and Paulo Bruscky at the Bronx Museum. ...
  • 2013 Chicago Street Art Exhibit & Belevidere – City of Murlals

  • 2013 Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Arts

    The Center for Contemporary Arts in Cincinnati moved to its first free-standing home in 2003 which was designed by Zaha Hadid. The CAC chose to honor two of its major donors by naming the building the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. The Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art was Zaha Hadid’s first American project. Hailed by the New York Times Architecture Critic Herbert Muschamp as "the most important American building to be completed since the cold war" the CAC is a non-collecting museum that focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media. Remaining committed to programming that reflects "the art of the last five minutes" the CAC has displayed the works of many now-famous artists early in their careers, including Andy Warhol.

    The Center for Contemporary Arts in Cincinnati moved to its first free-standing home in 2003 which was designed by Zaha Hadid. The CAC chose to honor two of its major donors by naming the building the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. The Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art was Zaha Hadid’s first American ...
  • 2013 Seattle

    A whirlwind visit included the Seattle Art Museum, the fabulous Rem Koolhaus public library, the King County Courthouse murals, Chihuly Glass Exhibit & Garden and, of course, Boeing, with my daughter Elena.

    A whirlwind visit included the Seattle Art Museum, the fabulous Rem Koolhaus public library, the King County Courthouse murals, Chihuly Glass Exhibit & Garden and, of course, Boeing, with my daughter Elena.
  • 2013 Mexico

    I went to Mexico for a short trip in February 2013. I had an overnight in DF with Ives & Norma, an overnight with Cynthia & Samy in Guadalajara, a quick visit to the school in Tepatitlan where I will be painting next year, met the Tepa artist who will paint in Madison, visited the school in Guadalajara where I painted last year, and had a good time with Carmen & her family. Also visited an exhibit at the Hospicios Cabanas in Guadalajara of Montenegro’s work.

    I went to Mexico for a short trip in February 2013. I had an overnight in DF with Ives & Norma, an overnight with Cynthia & Samy in Guadalajara, a quick visit to the school in Tepatitlan where I will be painting next year, met the Tepa artist who will paint in Madison, visited the ...
  • 2013 Shedd Aquarium

    Have you been to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago lately? I had forgotten what amazing creatures call one of Chicago’s most beautiful buildings home. There is a lung fish who has lived there since 1933!

    Have you been to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago lately? I had forgotten what amazing creatures call one of Chicago’s most beautiful buildings home. There is a lung fish who has lived there since 1933!
  • 2013 Picasso Exhibit and My Mom’s 86th Birthday

    These photos are from my visit to Chicago the weekend before my mom’s 86th birthday. I made a quick stop at the Art Institute of Chicago for the Picasso and Chicago exhibit and also took some photos of my mom in her apartment, including art I’ve made for her, art by my niece, and portraits of my mom by cousins on both sides of the family.

    These photos are from my visit to Chicago the weekend before my mom’s 86th birthday. I made a quick stop at the Art Institute of Chicago for the Picasso and Chicago exhibit and also took some photos of my mom in her apartment, including art I’ve made for her, art by my niece, and portraits ...
  • 2012 Lichtenstein Exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago

    What a pleasure to see the Lichtenstein exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. By looking at the work up close, I believe I could tell how it was created.

    What a pleasure to see the Lichtenstein exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. By looking at the work up close, I believe I could tell how it was created.
  • 2011 Heidelberg Project – Detroit

    When the empire crumbles around you, half your city moves away, your neighborhood is burned out, bombed out and given up on, what else is there to do but make art? Visit the Heidelberg Project in Detroit and see for yourself.

    When the empire crumbles around you, half your city moves away, your neighborhood is burned out, bombed out and given up on, what else is there to do but make art? Visit the Heidelberg Project in Detroit and see for yourself.
  • 2011 Detroit – Rivera Murals and Others

    Diego Rivera credited the Detroit Industry Murals he painted at the Detroit Institute of the Arts as his finest. “Motor City” accumulated a fabulous collection of art in its hey-day.

    Diego Rivera credited the Detroit Industry Murals he painted at the Detroit Institute of the Arts as his finest. “Motor City” accumulated a fabulous collection of art in its hey-day.
  • 2011 Philly Magic Gardens & Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Not to be missed are the Philadelphia Magic Gardens – mosaic environments in dozens of locations by Isaiah Zagar. My daughter and I loved our workshop with Isaiah! The Philadelphia Museum of Art is home to the largest collection of works by Marcel Duchamp. In fact, most of his major pieces are here. There are also great pieces by Cy Twombly & Brancusi. It is well worth a visit – as is the Rodin Museum down the street. While in Philly, don’t forget to check out the Mural Arts Program – the largest mural initiative in the country – and have some Italian ice!

    Not to be missed are the Philadelphia Magic Gardens – mosaic environments in dozens of locations by Isaiah Zagar. My daughter and I loved our workshop with Isaiah! The Philadelphia Museum of Art is home to the largest collection of works by Marcel Duchamp. In fact, most of his major pieces are here. There are ...
  • 2011 Guadalajara Murals / San Pancho

    Jose Clemente Orozco is the mural king of Guadalajara. His “Man of Fire” mural at the Hospicio Cabanas Instituto Cultural is spectacular. His mural of Hidalgo at city hall – the Palacio del Gobierno – is also not to be missed. Included here are a few murals in San Blas and San Pancho, and a hotel in San Pancho with notable art.

    Jose Clemente Orozco is the mural king of Guadalajara. His “Man of Fire” mural at the Hospicio Cabanas Instituto Cultural is spectacular. His mural of Hidalgo at city hall – the Palacio del Gobierno – is also not to be missed. Included here are a few murals in San Blas and San Pancho, and a ...
  • 2010 NYC – MOMA / High Line

    A little visit to a Chinatown fish market is followed by an afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art. We end with a swing through the high line elevated park constructed on an old railroad line, and catch a glimpse of a public school mural.

    A little visit to a Chinatown fish market is followed by an afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art. We end with a swing through the high line elevated park constructed on an old railroad line, and catch a glimpse of a public school mural.
  • 2010 Leon Trotsky House / Museum

    In 1936 Leon Trotsky and his wife were granted asylum in Mexico. They settled in Coyoacan, on the outskirts of Mexico City, on a peaceful, tree-lined street a few blocks from Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo’s house. Now a museum maintained by a non-profit organization that helps other political dissidents seeking asylum in Mexico, the house is where Trotsky was killed and is buried.

    In 1936 Leon Trotsky and his wife were granted asylum in Mexico. They settled in Coyoacan, on the outskirts of Mexico City, on a peaceful, tree-lined street a few blocks from Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo’s house. Now a museum maintained by a non-profit organization that helps other political dissidents seeking asylum in Mexico, the house ...
  • 2010 Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City

    The Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City is known for having the best permanent exhibition of work by painters and sculptors from the modern Mexican art movement. Representing the Mexican muralist movement are significant works by the three greats: Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Other favorites are by Frida Kahlo and Remedios Varo.

    The Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City is known for having the best permanent exhibition of work by painters and sculptors from the modern Mexican art movement. Representing the Mexican muralist movement are significant works by the three greats: Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Other favorites are by Frida Kahlo ...
  • 2010 Mexico City Murals

    Most of the murals here are by Diego Rivera. The majority of them are in the National Palace, but we’ve also included ones from Bellas Artes, the performing arts palace, and the Hotel Reforma mural, which was later moved to the Museo Mural Diego Rivera. The museum was built to house the mural after the 1985 earthquake destroyed the hotel, but not the mural.

    Most of the murals here are by Diego Rivera. The majority of them are in the National Palace, but we’ve also included ones from Bellas Artes, the performing arts palace, and the Hotel Reforma mural, which was later moved to the Museo Mural Diego Rivera. The museum was built to house the mural after the ...
  • 2009 Mexico City Murals

    Most of the murals here are at the Ministry of Education building. We were lucky to gain admittance during the restoration process. It was quite interesting. Fearing that we would be asked to leave, we tried to shoot fast. Now we regret not having taken more time – not knowing when these murals will be accessible to the public again.

    Most of the murals here are at the Ministry of Education building. We were lucky to gain admittance during the restoration process. It was quite interesting. Fearing that we would be asked to leave, we tried to shoot fast. Now we regret not having taken more time – not knowing when these murals will be ...
  • 2009 Latino Art Figures

    All of these figures were photographed in Mexico – except the last 5 which are from Brazil. A slide show of these Latino figures was used in an artist-in-residency at Eagle School in Madison, WI to show children how the human form is depicted in art.

    All of these figures were photographed in Mexico – except the last 5 which are from Brazil. A slide show of these Latino figures was used in an artist-in-residency at Eagle School in Madison, WI to show children how the human form is depicted in art.
  • 2009 Visit to the Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing

    Sharon says, “I went to the junior school at the Art Institute of Chicago during high school. This is my first visit to the new contemporary wing. I love seeing so many old and new favorites in one place. I love the light, but I am not happy about the random placement of work. I am especially displeased that Joseph Cornell’s boxes are displayed so high children cannot see them. They were some of my greatest inspirations growing up.”

    Sharon says, “I went to the junior school at the Art Institute of Chicago during high school. This is my first visit to the new contemporary wing. I love seeing so many old and new favorites in one place. I love the light, but I am not happy about the random placement of work. I ...
  • 2008 Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/07/us/07mural.html?emc=eta1

    The New York Times reports on Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program, which has won praise for building civic pride and helping to heal racial divisions.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/07/us/07mural.html?emc=eta1 The New York Times reports on Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program, which has won praise for building civic pride and helping to heal racial divisions.