My brother Warren drove to California from Oregon (a 14 hour drive, one way!) to visit us for a few days. We took him to the Getty Museum since he had never been there before. The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative […]
The Museumsquartier is one of the ten largest cultural complexes in the world, where baroque buildings, new architecture, cultural institutions and various disciplines of art are united.
The Secession museum at Vienna was built in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich for exhibitions of the Secession group. Above the entrance you can read the motto of the secessionist: “Der Zeit ihre Kunst. Der Kunst ihre Freiheit.” (To the Age its Art. To Art its Freedom.) In 1902 the artist association planned an exhibition […]
The Delphi Archaeological Museum is at the foot of the main archaeological complex, on the east side of the village, and on the north side of the main road. The museum houses an impressive collection associated with ancient Delphi, including the earliest known notation of a melody.
The first major excavation of Olympia began in 1875. They excavated the central part of the sanctuary including the Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, Metroon, Bouleuterion, Philipeion, Echo Stoa, Treasuries, and Palaestra. Important finds included sculptures from the Temple of Zeus, the Nike of Paeonius, the Hermes of Praxiteles, and many bronzes. In total […]
Ithaca (or Ithaki) is an island in the Ionian Sea, in Greece, with an area of 118 km² (45 square miles) and about three thousand inhabitants. These are photos from the island’s tiny archaeological museum.
Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 km southwest of Athens, and is one of the foundational sites of European civilization. These are photos from the on-site archaeological museum.
The Vatican Museums are the public art and sculpture museums in the Vatican City, which display works from the extensive collection of the Roman Catholic Church. These are photos of the Gallery of Maps: topographical maps of the whole of Italy, painted on the walls by Friar Ignazio Danti of Perugia. The gallery is 120 […]
Photos of our trip to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, France.
Here are a bunch of photos from our trip to the Salvador Dalí Museum in Figueres, Spain.