Haiku hollandais

Haiku hollandais

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has a great collection of Dutch Golden Age paintings, from Gerard ter Borch’s satiny skirts to Rembrandt’s moody lighting. On a recent visit of these galleries, as this month's creativity theme is CELEBRATION, I considered how best to celebrate these marvels. I [...]

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The Art of Mesopotamian City-States in the Louvre

The Art of Mesopotamian City-States in the Louvre

This is an installment of Creative September on the theme of Beginnings (if you missed it, check out a description of the project here!). I wanted to find the oldest object in the Musée du Louvre. For a museum with the aim of being "universal" and showing humanity's heritage, where did they [...]

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Write a love letter at the Musée de la Vie Romantique

Write a love letter at the Musée de la Vie Romantique

This is part of Museum User Guides, a series with ideas for how to “use” museums. The activities suggested here propose a fresh way to understand and experience a particular collection. Choose a day with moody weather–a cloudy day in October, for example–and make the trek up to Montmartre to the [ ... ]

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