Taken inside the d'Orsay museum, you can see Sacre Coeur in the distance, on of my favorite photos from Paris. Link in profile to new blog post with more on visiting the Louvre and d'Orsay museums. #paris#travel#museums#travelblog
Thank you to all who came out to the opening night of the AAAADA Sydney Antiques Fair at White Bay Cruise Terminal. We will be exhibiting on the 17th, 18th and 19th so come down and say hi! See the AAADA website for further details: https://aaada.org.au/sydney/
I was delighted to attend this open house for #educators tonight. Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean is a new exhibition @ @smithsoniannmai and you should check it out if you are interested in learning more about the #Taíno#movement. nmai.si.edu: “Over the past forty years, a diverse Taíno movement has taken form. This movement challenges the prevalent belief that Native peoples became extinct shortly after European colonization in the Greater Antilles. It is spurring a regeneration of Indigenous identity within the racially mixed and culturally blended societies of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, as well as other areas of the Caribbean.
The Kuba are known throughout the world for their creativity. Apart from making unique textile, they produce stunning #masks and #sculptures. This is a Mukenga mask. It's worn by titled #aristocrat in the northern part of the Kuba Kingdom. The meticulously arranged cowries shells signal #wealth and #status. A prominent trunk represents the #elephant, the supreme #symbol of #leadership. (Pic Art Institute Chicago)
Tadao Ando's architecture makes my heart skip a beat. Even though concrete can be austere and cold, he manages to make it something warm and mysterious. And the way he uses darkness and light is incredible - even if you're standing in a dark corridor, there's always light shining through so it doesn't feel desolate. . . . . . .