Category Archive for: ‘Art & Music’

Art Kusama Hirshhorn Feature


Art feeds my soul and one recent exhibit has transfixed me. Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. is breathtaking. The Exhibit opened to rave reviews on February 23th and will continue until May 14, 2017. With record breaking crowds, extended museum viewing hours and complimentary timed passes to make the exhibit move …

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On this International Woman’s Day I decided that I had to give more love to Yayoi Kusama and her vision for being on the vanguard of the art scene. Kasuma was born in Japan in 1929, studied traditional Nihonga painting, lived in New York City and returned to Japan in 1973 where she currently resides because of health reasons. This …

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Art MAXXI Rome Feature

MAXXI (National Museum of 21st Century Arts)- ROME

I adore Rome for the history, culture, architecture, cuisine and fashion but on a recent trip to Rome I was blown away by the MAXXI museum for the sheer beauty of the contemporary structure designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid. The MAXXI is a stunning modern structure amid Rome’s historical structures. The juxtaposition of the MAXXI with the surrounding …

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Sanjay Kasiwal- Exquisite hand made jewelry

My grandfather on my mother’s side was in wholesale jewelry in the Middle East, so you can say that I have jewelry in my veins. Twelve years ago, on a trip to Jaipur India I had the esteem pleasure of meeting Sanjay Kasiwal the owner of the Gem Palace in Jaipur and his namesake stores in New York and other …

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Travel Art Xochimilco

Xochimilco- A unique & festive boating experience!

I am crazy about Xochimilco, a borough of Mexico City known for its canals and floating trajinera boats because it is truly an authentic and fun experience. You rent a trajinera boat which is usually decorated very festively and set off on the canal with a driver handling the boat. Once you set sail, the festivities occur. You can eat, …

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Travel Art Ballet Flokloric MEX

Ballet Folkloric- Mexico City

I adore Mexico City for its varied art and cultural scene. As the capital of Mexico, the city has so much to offer. Like any city with 20 million inhabitants it is important to be able to stroll in a park like Chapultepec park which covers 1,600 acres to relax, reflect and take in the sights. With lakes, forests, flora …

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Travel Art Tushita Heaven Handicraft

Tushita Heaven Handicrafts- Kathmandu, Nepal

I love it when the arts are cherished in a society. In my opinion without a thriving art scene a society is lost and devoid of a soul! On a recent trip to Nepal I was able to meet Lama Tsonamgel a one tine Buddhist monk and mathematician who is now an art dealer and artist at the Tushita Heaven …

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Travel Art Textile MuseumBhutam

The Textile Museum- Bhutan

I love to explore and discover a culture in depth when I travel. Further, I am enamored with the local art scene so I make a point of visiting museums to absorb as much as I can about a local community and region. On a recent trip to Bhutan I was very fortunate to visit The Textile Museum. The founder …

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Botero Museum-Bogota Colombia

Colombia is a diverse country full of culture, lush natural landscapes, innovative art, modern & traditional design and cuisine. The people of Colombia are so kind and welcoming that one feels at ease right away. I just returned from Colombia where I immersed myself in a cultural tour. I will take the next few weeks to go over all the …

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Art Frieze Art Fair NYC

Frieze Art Fair-NYC

Traveling for business is taxing but when I am able to add a cultural twist to my itinerary it lessens the pain!   I was fortunate to be able to mix business travel with visiting the Frieze Art Fair in New York City at Randall Island. Held in a large white tent the space is bright and welcoming. National and …

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