Flasback to last summer- Color Factory in NYC’s Soho: “Kid-tested mother approved!”

May 27, 2020

The Color Factory in NYC’s Soho- a treat for the senses! by Leticia Marie Sanchez Visting the Color Factory in NYC’s Soho was like stepping into the whimsical novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Even before entering the galleries we were greeted with savory Mochi and…

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happy young mother painting with her cute son sitting at Jackson Pollock’s home

Flashback to last summer- Painting à la Pollock, East Hampton, 2019

May 25, 2020

Painting à la Pollock: Child’s Painting Class and Tour at Jackson Pollock’s Home,  East Hampton by Leticia Marie Sanchez Photography and text © 2019 Leticia Marie Sanchez Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark Painting with my 4-year-old son underneath the sun…

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Michelangelo’s Broken Nose

March 2, 2020

by Leticia Marie Sanchez  In light of the Getty Center‘s new exhibit, Michelangelo, Mind of the Master, an insight into the maestro that first appeared on Cultural Cocktail Hour a few years ago: As a teenager, Michelangelo Buonarroti suffered a…

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Michelangelo: Mind of the Master at the Getty Center – MUST SEE Exhibit

March 1, 2020

Review: Michelangelo: Mind of the Master-  Must SEE Exhibit February 25-June 7, 2020  Getty Center by Leticia Marie Sanchez What does it mean to be a genius? Artists throughout history have sought to mythologize their own personas, creating an aura of…

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In the News: Missing Klimt painting discovered in the wall of Italian art gallery

January 20, 2020

In the News: Missing Klimt painting discovered in the wall of Italian art gallery by Leticia Marie Sanchez The long-lost “Portrait of a Lady” by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt was found hidden in a wall of the Ricci Oddi Modern…

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A headless statue of a man in an exhibition

Review: “Egypt’s Lost Cities” at the Reagan Library- MUST-SEE exhibit

December 30, 2019

Review: “Egypt’s Lost Cities” Uncovering an archaeological mystery at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library On View Until April 12, 2020 by Leticia Marie Sanchez The exhibit “Egypt’s Lost Cities” is intriguing for many reasons. Firstly, the exhibit takes the viewer…

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The 120K Banana At Art Basel Miami

December 11, 2019

by Leticia Marie Sanchez Has the Contemporary Art world Gone bananas? At Art Basel Miami this week, a banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000. Entitled “Comedian,” the piece was created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. Then, someone ate…

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Flowers in a Crystal Vase with a yellow frame

Review- Hope Springs Eternal: “Manet and Modern Beauty at the Getty Center”

October 11, 2019

Édouard Manet French, 1832 – 1883 Flowers in a Crystal Vase, about 1882 Oil on canvas Unframed: 32.7 × 24.5 cm (12 7/8 × 9 5/8 in.) National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection,1970.17.37 Image courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington EX.2019.3.100 Hope Springs Eternal: Manet…

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Lautrec at the Cirque, Fernando, Rider on a White Horse

Review: By Day and by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque- A MUST SEE Exhibit at the Norton Simon

October 6, 2019

Review The darkness and light of LA Belle Époque at the Norton Simon Museum October 4, 2019-March 2, 2020 by Leticia Marie Sanchez La Belle Époque, which means the “beautiful age,” evokes thoughts of frothy, light-hearted spectacle: can can dancers, entertainment…

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The Sherry-Netherland: A welcome dose of Beauty and Civility

August 24, 2019

 Review: The Sherry-Netherland A welcome dose of Beauty and Civility in Manhattan by  Leticia Marie Sanchez Amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City is a place that embodies civility at its finest: The Sherry-Netherland. If you find yourself lost,…

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