So Much Art, So Little Time | Our Recent Travels to Washington D.C. and Virginia

What do gallery owners do on vacation? Like every other holiday traveler, my wife, Carrie, and I travel to escape from the demands of daily life. With a busy gallery…

Teaching Children to Appreciate Art

I have a confession to make: As a child, I hated visiting museums and galleries. I grew up in rural Idaho where the closest art museum was a day’s car…

Take a Break! Inspiration for the Creative Mind

Photo: Origami Artist Bernie Peyton – Courtesy of CNN.com Quite often it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and stress behind the sale of an art piece.  Maybe until…

A Quick Visit to The Seattle Museum of Art

I was in Seattle over the weekend giving a “Starving” to Successful workshop. The trip was extremely brief  – I landed in Seattle at 11:00 p.m. Frday and was back…

Museum Visit: A Trip to the Art Institute of Chicago in Pictures

Several weeks ago, while in Chicago, I had the opportunity to visit the Art Institute. This was my second visit to the museum, which is one of the most important…

Atlanta’s High Museum of Art

This weekend, while in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of visiting the High Museum of Art with my 12 year-old daughter Mikell. While I have been to Atlanta several times,…

Britain Celebrates 10 Years of Free Admission to Museums – Should America Follow Suit?

In celebration of 10 years of free entry to British museums, the Guardian invited Chris Smith, who was responsible for pushing for and end to charging for entry, to introduce…

Museum Visit | Des Moines Art Center

You can’t imagine my consternation when I arrived at the Des Moines Art Center only to find the museum closes at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays. I had, from that moment,…

Museum Visit | Philadephia Museum of Art

I’ve been lucky enough to hit a number of museums this last year, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been high on my list. The museum didn’t disappoint. In terms…

Museum Visit | Metropolitan Museum of Art

It’s almost ridiculous that it has taken me this long to get to the Met, but none of my previous travels have ever actually taken me into Manhattan. On a…