A Weekend of Art in Colorado – Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, and Quick Visits to the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum

Loveland This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Sculpture in the Park show in Loveland, CO. I was invited to give a seminar on the business of art…

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…

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,…