Month: April 2020

Parking Garage Stickers

The Met Streetviews

The defining venue of museum mile. World class galleries and a nice website with some virtual galleries provided by google. The Met Streetviews The picture is from the parking garage, which makes it convenient to get to the Met – just take the 86th street transverse from the west side – through the park –…

Cherry Blossoms

The National Gallery, Washington DC

This is one of those museums that can be done as a day trip. Drive to the Shady Grove or Greenbelt Metro stations and zip into the city. Take the Green or Yellow trains to Archive. The galley has a great cafe and always some surprises. Here’s a link to their online collections.

Chrysler Building 1990

The Guggenheim

I think many people overlook the the Guggenheim, situated at the upper end of Museum Mile. But it should not be overlooked. The architectural wonder alone is worth the trip. To be just 3 hours from all the NYC museums is a blessing to us in Central Pennsylvania – most people who live in “the…

Venus

Art Zoom from Google

OK, this is fantastic. When I was at the Uffizi, I got close enough to The Birth of Venus to see how Sandro painted the whitecaps on the ocean. Amazing. This set of images put out in the cloud by Google let’s you be that close to these masterpieces. Use the tools to really really…

Baltimore Boticelli

My Baltimore Painting

This is a fantastic painting and it’s right here in the states in Baltimore. It is in the Baltimore Museum of Art’s European collection and I really think very few people realize it’s here. It is a wonderful Botticelli and there is never anyone in the room – I usually have it all to myself…