Loved Solothurn, not so much Fribourg

I had intended all along to get to Solothurn, a town that they say is obsessed wiht the number 11. 11 churches, 11 this, and even an 11 hour clock. But today I was headed to Fribourg…I had to see the Marionette Museum. But soemwhere along the way, perhaps as the train was pulling into […]

Bern and Zurich

Day three. SUNDAY.   Heading out to the Paul Klee Museum in Bern we had little luck finding an open restaurant through our google search so with nuts and jerky in my pack we boarded the train.    The ride isn’t as beautiful as through the alps but it is interesting and has its moments. Today I […]

Basel

What a day. Perhaps it’s been too long since I planned a day because not only did I forget to check the weather when I headed towards Basel today, but I forgot to check whether the 3 museums I was heading to were open. Spoiler alert – it rained and the museums are closed on […]

Met Breuer – 2 collections

On my way I saw this And I wondered who put that there and why. Then lunch and onto the met Breuer and I ask myself who thought this was art, and why? The first exhibit was one I was looking forward to. The write up seemed to indicate that they were pairing recent acquisitions […]

Goldman Gallery & Grolier Club

Such a lovely day and back in NYC. After a morning of errands I found myself looking up at the Hermes store. At first I didn’t know what it was, I just knew that I wished I could get to the top. So, I followed a stream of people inside and wow. Really beautiful. With […]

Kew Gardens at Christmas time & Petite Coree

I have meant to go to Kew a few times this past year when the weather has been right knowing it would be a big walk around and I was right. We lucked out that the night we got there the air was cold but not freezing, the weather was dry and there was no […]

BEST DAY EVER – BELMONTE & MONSANTO

Belmonte was home to a group of crypto Jews, some of whom still reside there today. There are a number of other museums and a castle and for 10 Euro you can see them all. Our day started with the long drive from Coimbra eastward. We passed through mountains and valleys mainly staying on the […]

Museum of Glass

We had a big day and a lovely drive to the Museum of Glass. The museum was made up of three separate buildings. The first held a temporary exhibit of Christmas glass on the main floor and a permanent display of older glass upstairs. Entrance fee was 1.50 Euro so an absolute bargain for all […]

Pierre Bonnard

Today I am off to the metropolitan museum to see a few paintings by Pierre Bonnard. This all came about as I started planning my trip to London next week. I searched around on the ArtFund.org website for anything happening and stumbled on this that will be leaving The Tate before I return in May […]