2013 “Rewind”

Whew!  Before I look forward to 2014 (and I must say, it cannot come soon enough), I thought I’d take a quick look back on my digital footprints and share my favorite CultureShockArt moments of 2013.  So I picked 5 posts from Twitter, Instagram, WordPress and Pinterest that were either popular, or made me squeal, “Eep … Continue reading 2013 “Rewind”

Style Secrets from a Geriatric Starlet-the Incomparable Iris Apfel

Photo Credit: Vogue Italy Fantasy is powerful…everybody can’t handle it in big doses, but you can try little bits at a time.”-Iris Apfel @ the Met. I’m not one to follow starlets, but as a self-proclaimed “Geriatric Starlet”, Iris Apfel has such a unique, self-aware, no-nonsense point of view, I feel like I have found … Continue reading Style Secrets from a Geriatric Starlet-the Incomparable Iris Apfel

Is Trouble Brewing at the Museum of African Diaspora?

It has been months since my visit to MoAD and I’ve been slightly preoccupied with this museum ever since. It wasn’t necessarily the gripping portrayals of the unimaginable horrors of the middle passage portrayed in the “Slavery Passage Gallery”. Nor was it the beautifully imposing glass encased portrait of a young African child greeting visitors … Continue reading Is Trouble Brewing at the Museum of African Diaspora?

Modern Art Theft in Paris

Today, five works of art were stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.  Among the stolen art were masterpieces from Matisse, Picasso and Modigliani, all valued at over 100M euros. The attached article in the Economist provides an interesting glimpse into the underworld of art crime.  The real crime is that we will … Continue reading Modern Art Theft in Paris