If you’re a fan of history, art, and architecture, Florence, Italy, is an absolute must-see! From the Cattedrale de Santa Maria del Fiore and the iconic dome of Florence to the art-packed Uffizi Gallery, this city will keep you inspired with tons of interesting finds. Plus, if you are having trouble making sense of all the best sights, the latest My Modern Met infographic will help you plan your itinerary.
Very few people know the incredible history of the Rosetta Stone.
Admiring works of Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper to the Mona Lisa, you will quickly find that there’s more to...
It would be difficult to define an American style of architecture. Some might say that the skyscraper typology began in the United States and best represents our architecture, while others might point to the Prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright and his other work. Though it is hard to pinpoint one singular style as American, it is easy to point to important buildings that have a place in architectural history.
A set of drawing pencils and a sketchbook will help you begin your artistic journey, but the right pen may...
Inspired by liquid mercury, Cloud Gate is a 110-ton elliptical sculpture of highly polished stainless steel plates.
Most people are in two camps when it comes to bees. Either they're deathly afraid of—and perhaps allergic to—them or they appreciate their important contributions to our ecosystem. But no matter where you stand, there is no denying that bees are insects critical to our survival.
The Bauhaus was a legendary avant-garde movement and school first founded in Germany in 1919.
Do you consider yourself an amateur architecture or design lover?
Almost no architectural style is as whimsical and unique as Art Nouveau. Art Nouveau architecture often attempts to blur the line between building and art, making a space a total work of art. As opposed to a room with incredible art and furniture, designers carefully considered the windows, textiles, murals, sculpture, furniture, and artwork as part of one composition that could be experienced and lived in.
Pablo Picasso once said that “sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
The macho, paint-flinging poster boys of Abstract Expressionism—Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning—are often considered the pioneers of the style.