War Mask, Eastern Turkey or Western Iran, 15th century - Museum of Islamic Art, Doha. Steel with gold inlay

Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art – Exhibit Notebook

31 pieces from the permanent collection of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.

Alex's costume from A Clockwork Orange on display at a Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the National Museum in Krakow

Kubrick Exhibition in Krakow: a Tour in 32 Photos

Stanley Kubrick would have been 86 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. My visit to Krakow, Poland last month coincided with central Europe’s only stop of EXHIBITION: Stanley Kubrick, the first comprehensive exhibit focusing on the work of the legendary director. About 1,000 pieces make up the …

At the Silesian Museum (Muzeum Śląskie), Katowice, Poland

At the Silesian Museum, Katowice

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 164th (!) straight, was taken at the Silesian Museum / Muzeum Śląskie in Katowice, Poland. The stairway and its backlit window were stunning; I just needed the patience to wait for someone to descend. Thankfully, it wasn’t too long a wait. A few more posts …

The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha | Notebook & Image Gallery

NOTE 09-Jun-2014: I’ve finally caught up with photos from my working visit last month to Doha, capital of Qatar, per capita the richest country in the world. I’ve divided them into several smaller galleries which I’ll continue to publish over the next week. First up is a focus on the …

Fourth floor walkway in the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

I’m nearly caught up with my photos from my visit to Doha, Qatar last month so I decided to follow these women’s suggestion and take a break and call it a night with this one, shot at the Museum of Islamic Art. Designed by I.M. Pei, it’s a stunning building; …

The Museo del Banco Central, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Rumiñawi’s Perch: The Coolest Building in Guayaquil

This is Rumiñawi, a 16th century Inca warrior who has pride of place on the facade of the Museo Antropológico del Banco Central in Guayaquil. I didn’t see a portrait more confident, fierce and proud in all of Ecuador, warranting this series of five images for today’s Pic du Jour. …

Mummy at the Museo Universitario Charcas in Sucre, Bolivia

The Mummies of Sucre

Five of the most wildly photogenic mummified figures you’ll see today

Vase, Huari Transitional Period, AD 800-1300, Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, Cusco, Peru

Cubism, pre-Columbian Style

This depiction of a wild-eyed, snickering warrior caught my eye the other day at the Museo de Arte Precolombino, or Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, in Cusco. At least 600 years before Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso came this small vase created by a Huari artist that incorporated all the essential …

La Patria, Demian Flores, 2010

Exhibit: Prints, Independence and Revolution – MAC Santiago

Here are about a dozen shots I snapped from the exhibit Estampas, Independencia y Revolucion last week, currently having a second run at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MAC) in Santiago. It includes fifty-one limited edition prints and one sculpture by renowned contemporary artists, mostly Mexican, works donated by the …

Museum of Too Modern Art, near Litija Slovenia

35 Minutes at the Museum of Too Modern Art

At a quick glance, Tomaž Drnovšek–Vinči’s roadside home and barn in Spodnji Hotič, a village just a few kilometers north of Litija, isn’t too different from many others you’ll typically find in smaller off-the-beaten path settlements in Slovenia: aging and modest, a bit rough around the edges, but functional. Then …