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The Uffizi Gallery in Florence lost an estimated 10 million euros when it was forced to shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. In May of 2021, Uffizi announced that they would be creating NFTs of some of their famous works to recover from the losses suffered during the pandemic. (Photo by Annie Hosch)

The Uffizi Gallery proves NFTs are profitable, but will they last?

By Annie Hosch, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

FLORENCE, Italy — As the pandemic surged through Europe last year, Italy’s museums and galleries shut their doors to the public. The subsequent shutdown of the tourism industry put the nation’s museums...

“Amelie” the musical adapted from the 2001 film recently reopened at the Criterion Theater in the West End after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, the musical falls short of capturing the essence of the beloved film. (Photo by Saige Gipson)

Review: Latest ‘Amélie’ musical fails to live up to the film

By Saige Gipson, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

LONDON — The most recent attempt at a musical-theater adaptation of the 2001 film “Amélie” disappoints. Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s romantic comedy depicted a French woman who, having had a childhood...

Artist Alice Neel chose unconventional subjects for her paintings. A collection of her works is currently on display at the Guggenheim in Bilbao. (Photo by Elizabeth Crawford)

Alice Neel’s sublime portraiture

By Elizabeth Crawford, Contributing Writer October 8, 2021

“I like to paint people that have been ruined by the rat race in New York City,” Alice Neel once told Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. Yes, a painter on a late night talk show. Can you believe...

Moments are witnessed through people-watching at the Parc-de-Montsouris in Paris. (Photo by Andi Aguilar)

The art of people-watching: A dispatch from Paris

By Andi Aguilar, Staff Writer September 13, 2021

Some of the world’s most beautiful moments may be taking place right in front of you — you just have to find them. As you enter Cité Universitaire in the 14th division of Paris, you could witness...

Tourists flock to Florence every year to explore its renowned art galleries. While on the street, they should take note of the street art that dominates the city in Italy. (Photo by Annie Hosch)

Painting and politics: A look at Florentine streets

By Annie Hosch, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

FLORENCE, Italy — Every year thousands make the journey to Florence’s great galleries and museums. They crane their necks to admire the magnificent height of the Florence Cathedral, wait in line to...