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Last update from Egypt

Last update from Egypt

          On to Aswan. We visited an ancient granite quarry dating from the New Kingdom. Ancient Egyptians would drive wooden stakes into the granite and then when the quarry flooded the stakes would swell and cause Read More…

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The latest from Egypt

The latest from Egypt

      Today we left our Cairo hotel at 5AM so that we could fly to see Abu Simbel. Here I am in front of one of the two temples. These temples are among the most magnificant of the Read More…

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More from Egypt

More from Egypt

      We spent Wednesday in Alexandria. A totally different city from Cairo.  It’s Greco-Roman roots are still very evident. This is the ruins of the Roman ampitheatre. It is an active archaeological site. Plus they have in recent Read More…

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Where in the world is Nannette

Where in the world is Nannette

The latest update from Nannette as she travels through Egypt.       Nightview from our hotel looking over the Nile with the Cairo Tower in the distance. Every hour on the hour at night the tower puts on a Read More…

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Pyramids? Check! Sphinx? Check! Not a snowflake in sight.

Pyramids? Check! Sphinx? Check! Not a snowflake in sight.

So, while we’re all plodding through the latest snowstorm, CMA Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes is sending updates from Egypt, which is decidedly snow free. Enjoy.       OK It’s time to send the expected photos. We visited the Giza Read More…

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Live from Egypt!

Live from Egypt!

Nannette Maciejunes, CMA’s Executive Director, is currently in Egypt with our Art Escapes travel group. She is sending updates while she travels, so be sure to check in.       “Odd thing to test with but we were in Read More…

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Putting a price tag on art

Putting a price tag on art

This morning, while watching the Today Show, I was angered and disheartened by the coverage of the record-breaking sale of Giacometti’s “L’Homme Qui Marche I,” at Sotheby’s. The piece, a life-sized sculpture, sold for $104.3 million, which IS a large Read More…

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Artomat

Artomat

While I was in Lakeland, Florida for the AAMD conference, I also had the opportunity to visit the Polk Museum of Art, which really does, as they say, have something for everyone. I fell in love with this fantastic Artomat Read More…

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Lakeland Florida

Lakeland Florida

One of the great highlights of the trip to Florida was a visit to the Florida Southern College’s,  campus, known as “Child of the Sun,” which features 12 structures designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  My husband is a Read More…

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A visit to the Sunshine State

A visit to the Sunshine State

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the Association of Art Museum Directors annual midwinter meeting in Sarasota, Florida. AAMD members are directors of art museums in the United States, Canada, and Mexico which meet the standards set forth by Read More…

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