50 Years After “The Flood”

After the Florence Flood: Saving Vasari’s ‘Last Supper’ New York Times, By PAULA DEITZ  Nov. 3, 2016 FLORENCE, ITALY — In early morning light, the low buildings lining both sides of the Arno River here glow in their myriad shades of ochre, like the shallow river...

Museums, the New Social Media Darlings

Museums are reaching out to younger and global audiences, using emoji-style art history and innovative Snapchats. See what they are doing, and look up the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Snapchat. The New Social Media Darlings Published in the New York Times Special...

A Time For African American Culture

For those who may not know, there is a brand new National African American History & Culture museum located on the National Mall in Washington DC! 1400 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. if you’re using Maps on your phone. The museum ensures that the...

Can a Gift of Money Be a Bad Thing?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced a severe round of job cuts and budget restructuring this past spring to general alarm. With 6.3 Million visitors each year, and the eye popping profits in its retail shops (they RAKE, with profits ranging $25-30...

Why are Vincent Van Gogh’s Colors Fading?

If you can stand a little chemistry geeky jargon (plumbonacrite anyone?), this is a pretty fascinating article about how chemists can sleuth out exactly how a painting’s colors have faded, in this case Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. Once they figure out the...

Why Do We Keep Things?

The New Museum in New York has curated an exhibition this summer that asks the question: Why do we keep things? “The Keeper” contains thousands of objects and examines the ways we collect and own items. From a July 17 New York Times article about the show,...

Two Rembrandts in the Bedroom

AMSTERDAM — Before roughly 26,000 visitors were admitted into the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam this past weekend to view two Rembrandt portraits heralded as new national treasures, their former owner, Éric de Rothschild, had a moment alone with his two old friends, the...

What’s Behind the Walls

“Norman Rockwell and His Contemporaries” is currently on exhibit at the National Museum of American Illustration. As part of the museum’s benefit silent auction on July 21. 2016, Don Trachte Jr. will speak about his father’s copied version of Norman...

San Francisco Museum Just Added New Tech

The following NPR piece from May 16, 2016, discusses the efforts of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to add interactive technology to their art experience. They are trying to appeal to ever wider and younger audiences, though they hope the Tech doesn’t get in...

What a Comet is Made of

      Recently, The Arts Advisory of the East Bay Met took a trip up to Providence to visit the Natural History Museum in Roger Williams Park. Once they entered the museum, the group came upon a plethora of different rooms and exhibits, with many different artifacts...