17 Mar 2020

Met Opera Nightly Streams

‘Puccini’s timeless story of love among young artists in Paris can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. With all the joy and sadness of romance, with comedy and tragedy, with scenes ranging from the intimate to the grand, La Bohème depicts the full scope of human experience: wealth

17 Mar 2020

Broadway Living Room Concerts

With Broadway dark, performers are taking to their living rooms to offer excerpts from their currently-shuttered shows. The Daily Living Room Concerts so far include performances from Jagged Little Pill, Dear Evan Hansen, Hello Dolly, and Orfeh and Andy Karl singing ‘Rodeo Drive’ from the Pretty Woman musical, with music

03 Mar 2020

Yayoi Kusama: Cosmic Nature

Year after year, Yayoi Kusama creates striking installations in museums across the world. Be it powered by light, crawling up tentacles, or bedecking shirt to shoes, one shape screams Kusama: the polka dot. ‘My life,” Kusama says, ‘is a dot lost among thousands of other dots.’ This year, as Kusama

28 Feb 2020

Castles, Wisteria + Sunshine In Portofino

‘It began in a woman’s club in London on a February afternoon – an uncomfortable club, and a miserable afternoon – when Mrs Wilkins, who had come from from Hampstead to shop and had lunched at her club, took up The Times from the table in the smoking room, and

14 Feb 2020

Love @ The Met

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating loved ones, or gnashing your teeth about smug couples and surge price chocolates,  New York’s Metropolitan Museum has art to match. Here’s a sampling. Of Love Mars and Venus United by Love. Paolo Veronese. 1570s . The Power of Love in the Three Elements. 1809 . Young

03 Jan 2020

The Princely Collections

2020 brings the opportunity to see almost one hundred Old Master and 19th Century works by sixty artists – artists like Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Leonardo da Vinci. The Princely Collections, Liechtenstein: Five Centuries of European Painting and Sculpture exhibit brings together works collected by

27 Dec 2019

Sibelius, Don Juan + Rapallo

‘Don Juan. I was sitting in the dark in my castle when a stranger entered. I asked who he could be again and again — but there was no answer. I tried to make him laugh but he remained silent. At last the stranger began to sing — then Don

15 Dec 2019

Sóller Strolling

What’s not to like about a town known for its homemade lemon ice cream, freshly squeezed orange juice, Art Nouveau landmarks, artisan jewellery, leather, ceramics, and a 100+ year old wooden train that pulls up into a station bedecked with artwork from Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso? Board the train

04 Dec 2019

Nova Gabriola

i. I (Kate Wood) work in clay now, mainly as a potter but I occasionally go back to painting and drawing. ii. On a ‘typical’ day, you’ll find me: I  have learnt I do best when I split my day into segments. I used to beat myself up for not being able to

15 Nov 2019

The Statues Of Rome

‘As in Rome there is,’ Goethe wrote in his Prose Maxims, ‘apart from the Romans, a population of statues, so apart from this real world there is a world of illusion, almost more potent, in which most men live.’ . .