Guide To The Smithsonian Museum Of Asian Art: Sackler & Freer Galleries

If you’d like to get off the beaten path in Washington D.C., head to the underrated Museum of Asian Art on the National Mall. It’s rarely crowded and boasts a stupendous collection. On my last visit to Washington D.C., I was excited to visit the museum, as it’s been closed off and on for renovations … Read more

Guide To The Smithsonian African American Museum

Planning a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.? I have the ultimate guide for you. Opened in 2016, it’s the newest Smithsonian museum and quite spectacular. The museum is a place of one stop shopping to learn about about the complexity and irrepressibility of African American life … Read more

Ultimate Guide To The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC: 30 Masterpieces

Here’s my guide to visiting the magnificent National Gallery of Art (“NGA”) in Washington D.C. The NGA is one of the world’s best museums. It’s a preeminent cultural institution with a massive and revered collection of American and European art. In this guide, I tell you everything to see at the NGA. My list includes … Read more

Guide To The Phillips Collection In Washington DC: 15+ Masterpieces

Looking for a guide to the Phillips Collection? You’ve come to the right place. The Phillips Collection is a small jewel box of a museum in DuPont Circle. It’s a great place to head if you need a break from the Smithsonian museums and their attendant crowds. The Phillips was the first museum in America … Read more

The Sculptures And Statues Of Florence’s Piazza della Signoria

Here’s my guide to visiting the Piazza della Signoria, the most famous square in Florence Italy. The streets of Florence are graced with amazing sculpture and artworks almost everywhere you look. But the jackpot of outdoor street art is the Piazza della Signoria. The piazza is filled with sculptures by the greatest artists of the … Read more

Visitor’s Guide To The National Portrait Gallery In Washington D.C

The National Portrait Gallery is in the “noblest of Washington buildings.” — Walt Whitman Planning a trip to Washington D.C.? Here’s my guide to visiting the wonderful National Portrait Gallery (“NPG”), which should definitely be on your D.C. itinerary. Through the museum’s portraiture, you can meet famous Americans, movers and shakers, and influencers. This NPG … Read more

Guide To The Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.

Looking for some free outdoor fun in Washington D.C.? One of the best things to do in D.C. is visit the magnificent Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. It’s an outdoor art park filled with world famous, eye catching sculptures by some of the world’s greatest artists. The museum is run by the Smithsonian Institute as part of … Read more

Guide to Paris’ Opera Garnier: Inside the Phantom’s Lair

Here’s my guide to visiting the glamorous Opera Garnier in Paris. The opera house is a must visit attraction in the 9th arrondissement. A creation of Charles Garnier, it was part of Napoleon’s great makeover of Paris. It’s highly decorative, a mix of Beaux-Arts symmetry and Baroque and Renaissance elements. Visiting Paris’ Opera Garnier is … Read more

Guide To The Musée Jacquemart-André, A Sumptuous Small Museum In Paris

The Jacquemart-André is a beautiful small museum located just off the Champs-Elysées in the tony 8th arrondissement. The museum lacks the typical white or gray walls you’re used to seeing in a museum. Instead, it’s a feast of art and architecture, with a treasure trove of old masters. You can admire in situ masterpieces in … Read more