How I Met My Mother: Don Draper’s Oedipal Farewell Tour

Spoilers for Mad Men, “New Business,” below: “You think you’re going to begin your life over and get it right. But what if you never get past the beginning?” Is Diana the waitress real? Yes. Maybe! Probably. OK, yes–in the literal terms of how she’s presented on Mad Men, Diana appears to be an actual, in-the-flesh person, not a ghost, hallucination or Greek hunter-goddess. When we and Don first meet her, it’s in the company of other people, including Read more [...]

National Geographic Travel Launches First Interactive Digital Map, Showcasing Switzerland’s Grand Tour

WASHINGTON (March 31, 2015)—National Geographic Travel today announced the launch of its first-ever interactive digital map, which showcases 50 of the most transformative experiences in Switzerland. The map, photo galleries and On Assignment blog posts are part of a new custom editorial hub featuring the many destinations and attractions that make up Switzerland’s Grand Tour and Grand Train Tour. The hub can be accessed via The Grand Tour is a newly launched Read more [...]

Layers of Paint, and What Is (or Isn’t) Painted: A Gallery Tour with The Forever Now Artist Dianna Molzan

Dianna Molzan in the galleries. Shown, from left: Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906). Still Life with Apples. 1895–98. Oil on canvas, 27 x 36 1/2″ (68.6 x 92.7 cm). Lillie P. Bliss Collection; Georges-Pierre Seurat (French, 1859–1891). Evening, Honfleur. 1886. Oil on canvas, with painted wood frame, 30 3/4 x 37″ (78.3 x 94 cm) including frame. Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy Over the past few months, we’ve asked artists represented in the exhibition The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting Read more [...]

Trains and Cars: A Gallery Tour with The Forever Now artist Joe Bradley

In conjunction with the exhibition The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, we invited several artists from the show to walk us through MoMA’s permanent collection galleries and discuss a few artworks. Revisiting key pieces in the Museum’s collection with these artists has truly given me a fresh perspective on the works themselves and their significance today. (Be sure to catch the first of these gallery tours as well.) In our second installment of this series, we visited Read more [...]

Tragedy Strikes Nicki Minaj’s Tour Crew

She loves performing for and connecting with her fans, but sadly Nicki Minaj hit a setback while rehearsing for her upcoming tour in Philadelphia. Earlier today (February 18) the “Pink Friday” rapper reported that one member of her crew, De’Von Pickett, has been killed while another, Eric Parker, is in critical condition at a local hospital after an altercation at the Che Bar & Grill on Tuesday night (February 17). Nicki tweeted, “Two members of my team were stabbed last night in Philly. Read more [...]

New school tour explores connections between art and math

Opening on Feb. 4 is our new curriculum-driven exhibition Less = More at Spalding House. This time art makes tangible the principles of addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication and illustrates how they can be used to transform the simple into the complex. To make the exhibition come alive for your students, we are creating an activity-filled tour that will turn the galleries turn into math labs students use art to explore concepts of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.  Read more [...]

One Direction Unveils On The Road Again 2015 Tour Schedule!

Their new album Four is slated to drop on November 17th and One Direction just announced a bunch of tour dates for next year. The “You And I” singers will perform in both Europe and North America on their On the Road Again 2015 outing, which kicks off in June. Niall Horan told press, “We could not be more excited about the new tour. We’ve started rehearsing songs from the new album and can’t wait for the fans to hear them live. We’re just so very thankful to our amazingly loyal fans Read more [...]