Barcelona: The Fundació Joan Miró

First opened in June 1975, the Foundation was the first public institution in Barcelona to focus on contemporary art. While largely devoted to the works of Miró, the space also showcases the works of other contemporary artists in line with Miró’s own directive. The Foundation building was designed by Josep Lluís Sert following the principles […]

Barcelona: ARTICKET BCN…skip the lines

7 Museums, 1 ticket, 30 euros. The two main benefits to the art ticket are saving time, you can walk right past the ticket lines and into the museum and saving money over individual admission prices when visiting at least three of the museums. Included museums: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)-regular admission €5 […]

Montreal’s Musee des Beaux Arts: Contemporary Art

The museum’s contemporary art collection features pieces dated after 1945 comprised from a variety of mediums including paintings, sculpture and multi media installations among other recent art forms. One of the most eye-catching recent acquisitions to the museum is Toronto-born artist Dorian Fitzgerald’s Throne Room (pictured to the left), a depiction of the Throne Room […]

Stockholm Day Trip: Scandinavian History in Uppsala

About a 40 minute train ride north from Stockholm’s Central Station, Uppsala is largely known as a university town, but it is also home to numerous historical and cultural sites. Uppsala Cathedral (“Domkyrka”), the largest and tallest church in Scandinavia, is located at Domkyrkoplan, a short walk from the train station. The rose-hued Gothic towers […]

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