Art & Culture Connections

The rhythmic stamping of feet and soulful clapping of hands, the expressive arc of the arm and flick of the wrist, the emotional intensity and the fiery passion…Read more
Revolutionary, activist, philanthropist, Noble Peace Prize Winner, President.Read more
“Everything you can imagine is real.” So said artist and legend Pablo Picasso. It was true for him – and it is true for Barcelona, the vibrant city the Spanish painter once called home.Read more
A unique way of speaking - often via short, clicking sounds. A traditional way of life in keeping with customs made over 20,000 years ago. A relaxed, closely knit family culture.Read more
Painter, printmaker, theorist: Nuremberg’s most famous artist-in-residence was Renaissance master Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528).Read more
“If I had never come here, I would have regretted it.” So said Empress Maria Theresa, in describing Melk Abbey.Read more
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss II – with native sons like these, it’s no wonder that classical music continues to reverberate through the streets of Austria – particularly Vienna.Read more
Travel to Phnom Penh and see why this vibrant capital city was once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’Read more
Life-sized elephant bas-reliefs carved out of temple walls at the aptly named Terrace of the Elephants.Read more
Cowboys. A staple of the American Old West, Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns and… Hungary???Read more
Franz Kafka, known for his 20th century writings on anxiety, alienation and impersonal bureaucracy, is also celebrated as one of the most important writers of modern times.Read more
A secret staircase for Napoleon. A vibrant garden for Josephine.Read more
Stepping through the Loire Valley is a bit like stepping back in timeRead more
Montmartre’s legendary La Vie Bohème – still the bohemian heart and soul of Parisian chic – has long been a siren call to artists and revolutionary thinkersRead more
Imagine yourself a part of a Monet masterpiece as you step into his lovely gardens at Giverny.Read more
Think you know everything about puppets? Think again.Read more