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Art Also Inspires Travel

The Great Big Travel Literature Giveaway continues today with your guide to a dream vacation. See end of post for title of today’s prize.

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Destination: Worldwide

Vehicle: Art

When Ken and I married, fresh out of college, I made art one of my first purchases for our apartment. I bought a Picasso.

Picasso's Thee Musicians
Three Musicians by Picasso from MoMA

The Three Musicians cost me about $4.50 from a print and poster store in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Travel in mid century to New York City always included a visit to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) where I first saw both Picasso’s Three Musicians and  sat entranced by his Guernica. Many,many years later, we traveled in Spain and saw landscapes familiar to the painter around his native Malaga, and we walked a block from our hotel in Madrid and saw Guernica in its new home, the Museo Reina Sofia. Continue reading Art Also Inspires Travel