A day at the museum is in my list of top 10 best things in life. I like beautiful things, I like history and most of all I love to learn. This is what this blog is about. I reblog people's experiences in museums around the world and post my own. Enjoy.
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Jean Gaumy

Musée de Rouen. 1973

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Sculpture by Richard Serra
MOMA 2007

ART HISTORY MEME || [2/2] museums: Vatican Museums - Vatican City, Italy

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Château de Chantilly (Oise): la grande galerie de peinture.

Photo: cc https://www.flickr.com/photos/hotels-paris-rive-gauche/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en

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Cluny Museum, or National Museum of the Middle Ages, Paris, 1997. By Elliott Erwitt.

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"How the Guggenheim Installed James Turrell’s Aten Reign" (video) (Guggenheim)

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If you would like to see Vermeer’s famous, beautiful Girl with a Pearl Earring, you’ll have to have to travel to the Netherlands, as it’s been banned from leaving the Mauritschuis Picture Gallery. 


The Starry Night Close-Up Vincent Van Gogh

Closer than you can get in a museum to examine each detail and brushstroke! Art masterpieces available in megapixel format via Google Art ProjectA collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 countries. Together they have contributed more than 40,000 high-resolution images of works ranging from oil on canvas to sculpture and furniture.

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Philippe Lefebvre in Room 103 of Versailles Museum

Horace Vernet


Big hair, light steps.

This drawing is of a 18th century high society English woman wearing all the in vogue styles of the time.

Observing and sketching high-dressed and fashionable ladies strolling through St. James’ Park in London was an important preparatory step for Thomas Gainsborough. Though the commission for King George III of England was never executed, many drawings remain, including this one from the britishmuseum.

A Lady Walking, about 1785, Thomas Gainsborough. J. Paul Getty Museum.