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Comedian Bill Cosby Gives Voice to African-American Artists By Loaning His Massive Art Collection to the Smithsonian

Sep 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer

It's no secret that beloved comedian Bill Cosby is an art collector and has, over the years, amassed a pretty impressive collection. Today, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington announced that Cosby’s entire collection will soon be featured in an exhibit titled Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, and we can't wait to check it out. 

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Get an Inside Look at the Man, the Myth, & the Legend David Bowie in Chicago

Jul 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s never a bad time when Bowie is involved (Am I right?). Celebrating the famed musician’s traveling exhibit “David Bowie Is,” the Thompson Chicago is offering an exclusive package for its guests. The 247-room hotel announced its “Day and Night with David Bowie” VIP experience this week in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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Italian Roots: 5 NYC Destinations with Strong Italian Culture

Jul 14, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As one of the most beloved countries in the world, Italy has played a huge part in shaping many nations and lives through its food, art, architecture, culture and its beautiful philosophies such as la dolce vita. Even those who don't come from Italian decent can appreciate the amazing and timeless items that have come from Italy. To celebrate their culture, let's take a look at our favorite NYC destinations where you can go to learn more about this vibrant society.

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World's Greatest Sports Coupes Exhibit Curated By Patrick Dempsey, Top Gear Hosts, & More

Apr 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

The Petersen Automotive Museum invited 12 of your favorite celebrities, from rock legends and revered filmmakers to famous actors and TV personalities, to curate their newest exhibit. Called The World's Greatest Sports Coupes, each celeb chose... Read More

There's Something for Everyone in These Eclectic Cultural Exhibitions and Museums

Mar 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

There are countless museums and exhibitions for art aficionados, almost as many for history buffs, quite a few just for students, and then there are the ones that deserve a category of their own. They’re unusual and generally pretty surprising, covering everything from eclectic art, TV and music to sports heroes.

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Museo Enzo Ferrari Museum Opens in Modena, Supercar Capital of the World

Mar 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

For the sportscar enthusiast, there is no place on earth like the area in northern Italy around the cities of Modena and Bologna. Between these two cities, you'll find the headquarters and factories of Ferrari, Maserati, Pagani and Lamborghini — four of the most venerable constructors of exotic sports cars in the world.

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Maharaja's Extravagant $3M Banquet Service On Display in Germany's Faberge Museum

Feb 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Maharaja of Patiala was known for many things (like officially fathering 88 kids!), but is especially remembered for his lavish and extravagant tastes — especially the "Patiala Necklace" Cartier made using almost 3,000 diamonds. It only makes sense that his dining preferences reflected this, especially his banquet service which was crafted by the England's leading gold and silversmiths. 

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New Yaşam Şaşmazer Art Installation Tames the Darkness Within Our Psyches

Jan 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

This month, the Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center in Istanbul hosts a very special exhibition by Yaşam Şaşmazer called Metanoia, a psychological term that refers to the process of reforming the psyche for self-healing during psychological breakdowns or an existential crisis. 

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The Spider Webbed Art Experience of Tomás Saraceno's In Orbit

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A massive interactive art exhibit by Tomás Saraceno called In Orbit has been assembled under a vast glass dome ceiling at the K21 Museum in Düsseldorf, Germany. Planned to remain on display until fall 2014, the installation is made using steel wire mesh and transparent orbits which come together in a surreal landscape reminiscent of a sea of clouds [...]... Read More

Interview With Gary Marlon Suson, Official Ground Zero Photographer of FDNY

Sep 7, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Since writing articles is my everyday job, I have a procedure that enables me to do it rather effectively and efficiently. Find a topic; craft a headline; jot down some notes; formulate an opening; and then mete out enough words to reach the bottom of the page for the day.... Read More

Smithsonian Wants Trayvon Martin's Sweatshirt for New Museum

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Even though the legal proceedings surrounding the Trayvon Martin case are not entirely wrapped up, and have the potential for continuing for quite some time, there's already a discussion brewing in regards to who might ultimately want to take possession of his sweatshirt. Once the evidence is released back to the Sanford Police Department, Martin's family can collect it and decide what to do with it, but there is also a notable institution eying it for display — the Smithsonian.... Read More

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Extends Andy Warhol Exhibit Until 2014

Jul 3, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Holding the only comprehensive Warhol collection in the United States, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) in Las Vegas has announced an extension for its exhibit, “Warhol Out West,” until January 2, 2014. Beginning August 1, BGFA will add works from the Warhol’s 1985 advertisement series which include “Mobil,” “Life Savers,” “Blackglama (Judy Garland)” and “Volkswagen.”... Read More

Nevada Art Exhibit Aims to Shed Light on Van Gogh Painting Mystery

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As one of the most revered artists in history, it would be a pretty big deal if a new painting was discovered to have been the work of Vincent Van Gogh. The possibility of just that is the focal point of the Nevada Museum of Art's newest exhibition, A Real Van Gogh? An Unsolved Art World Mystery (which will be on view from April 13 through August 15, 2013).... Read More

Say Bonjour to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Set to Open in 2015

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

Abu Dhabi is home to an array of luxurious attractions, impressive structures and a shopaholic’s dream of malls and extravagant shopping centers, and it now has fine art to add to the list, as it will be the home for the second Louvre Museum.... Read More

Los Angeles Children's Museum to Become Major Attraction

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

After years of disuse and neglect, a children's museum in Los Angeles is set for a major overhaul which will refinish the underused, underfunded building into the Discovery Science Center Read More

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