Seeing Art Without Looking

Visual art is thought to be just that, visual.  But museums across the country, and particularly in New York, are embracing and encouraging the art experience of VIPs — Visually Impaired Persons.  Accessibility programs in museums have gone way beyond building ramps and providing handicap parking to creating programs that use all the senses to “see” the [...]

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NEXT LEVEL LEGOS

Lego aficionados have been thinking “outside the box” almost since the popular toy launched in 1949. In Mike Doyle’s new book “Beautiful Lego”, he curates more than 200 pages worth of the world’s most incredible Lego art.

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Inside Iran’s Islamic Art

For most Americans, Iran is like a foreign country. Wait, it IS a foreign country! But sadly, one that many are unlikely to visit due to restrictions on travel, restrictions on women, and the small (but scary) possibility you could be arrested as a spy. Not to worry — these photographs by Mohammad Domiri will give you a glimpse [...]

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Cultural Roundup – Takeaways From T+L’s Twitter Chat

If you like arts and culture (obviously, duh!), and you like to travel…then you would have LOVED yesterday’s Twitter chat from Travel + Leisure! At 5pm ET, T+L brought together leading cultural institutions for a Q&A on which cultural gems are lighting up the second half of 2014! See our favorite takeaways from the #TL_chat below.

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#TBT: 1981 Art Rewind

This week on Throwback Thursday’s Art Rewind, Ovation features the beginning of the denim decade, 1981.  Impress your friends with your trivia chops, relive your glory days, or just find out what the heck happened in the world of art in 1981.  And tune in to Superman II starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, and Gene Hackman on Thursday, June [...]

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The Art Of Staging Your Home: Tips From A Pro

Selling a home is a daunting task.  Put your best foot forward with advice from Arthur King, designer at LA Salvage and home-staging superstar.  With his advice, you’ll be all set to show off your home to its best advantage.  So check out these staging tips, and bring on the buyers!

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The Beauty Of Green Design – Top 10

The American Institute of Architects honors the beauty of sustainable design every year with its “Top Ten Green Projects” list.  Categories for consideration include materials, water cycle, energy future, and existing building re-use.  Check out some of our favorites below and tune in to Ovation’s original new reality competition, One Man’s Trash, where artists turn trash into art.  Premiering [...]

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Ferragamo Donates to Florence’s Uffizi

The Salvatore Ferragamo Group will donate over $800,000 to renovate eight rooms of Florence’s beloved Uffizi Gallery.  The donation will provide for remodeling and upgrading a section of the gallery that houses over 50 works by 15th century masters, including Filippo Lippi and Domenico Ghirlandaio.  The Ferragamo Group habitually participates in the restoration and protection of major Florentine sites [...]

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Dreamy SoCal Photos

A chance meeting at Los Angeles’ Renegade Craft Fair was the impetus for a fantastic series of prints highlighting Southern California’s landscapes and attitudes.  In these images by design collective Hammer and Spear and photographer Anon Y Mouse, you see why SoCal is still so cool.

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3D Ice Cube Sculptures

Although ice swans no longer bring an automatic wow factor to formal events, there’s a new generation of ice sculptures that have gotten smaller in scale, but bigger in panache. Using CNC routers – a new generation of 3D printers – Suntory, the Japanese whiskey company, recently launched an advertising campaign featuring mini ice sculptures in the shape of Michelangelo’s David, a space shuttle, and more.

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