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It's International Dance Day!

Today is International Dance Day! Celebrated on April 29 since 1982, this special day was introduced by the International Dance Council, a UNESCO partner. The purpose of the day is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance. 56 more words

a whole new degas

One very nice thing about having a culture vulture sister-in-law living in New York City is that she is a member of almost every museum; we get to take advantage of her benefits. 299 more words

Touristy Stuff

Some things refuse to be still lives

If I was a painter
I won’t do you justice.
I could try hard
to capture the dance
in your eyes
with the kind of precision… 179 more words


In the Wings

Magnolia corps de ballet
clusters in the wings;
Degas dancers waiting to burst
onto the stage.


The question of authenticity...

The question of how authentic the bronze copies of Degas’ original wax version of the Little Dancer  are remains. The close to 30 bronzes by Hebrard’s foundry are ‘original replicas’ but can they be said to be original? 72 more words


Rybolovlev Hid Picasso, Modigliani From Ex-Wife Via Shell Corp: Panama Papers

By now you’ve probably heard about the massive dump of info from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca that implicates dozens of world leaders and their associates in tax and sanctions dodging schemes. 248 more words


Easy Virtue: Prostitution in French Art 1850-1910

This exhibition was fascinating, sumptuous and just a little bit naughty.  The Van Gogh Museum has put together a thorough exploration of ‘venal’ women.  From the book to accompany the exhibition: 494 more words