60-Second Tour: Museum Barberini

Museum Barberini had an inauspicious opening date - 20 January 2017 - the same day as Donald Trump's inauguration.  The Museum is the creation of German software billionaire Hasso Plattner, who financed the refurbishment of what once was the palace of Frederick the Great.  The Museum will host rotating temporary exhibitions featuring works from Plattner's private collection along [...]

60 Second Tour: High Museum of Art

Where is the High Museum of Art? Many recognise Atlanta as a US city, but don't know exactly where it is or what's there.  Atlanta is located in the southern east coast state of Georgia.  Its population is majority African American and is the birthplace of Martin Luther King. It's where the headquarters of Coca-Cola and international news [...]

60 Second Tour: Blue Rider Group at Lenbachhaus

In honour of International Women's Day, I'm posting this 60 Second Tour featuring the works of the Blue Rider Group (Der Blaue Reiter).  Those who have an art history degree will associate this group, formed in 1909, with expressionist artists Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc.  However, female artist Gabriele Münter was also a founder.  She [...]

60 Second Tour: Wonder at Renwick Gallery

The Renwick Gallery is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. After a period of closure for renovation, it has re-opened with an exhibition called WONDER. it future 9 amazing installations by artists who use unusual materials (yarn, tree branches, index cards, tires) to create large-scale, awe-inspiring works of art.