Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

November 10, 2022

7 of the Most Magical Christmas Markets Around the World

There is nothing quite as merry and bright as a Christmas market. Featuring festive stalls that sell Christmas-y crafts, toasty treats, and warm drinks, wandering around a Christkindlmarkt is like walking in a winter wonderland, with cheer around every corner. With roots in medieval Germany, this annual advent tradition is now popular in cities, towns, and villages around the world.

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October 31, 2022

Día de los Muertos: How Mexico Celebrates Its Annual “Day of the Dead”

Throughout history, cultures across the globe have adopted creative ways to deal with death. In ancient China, they crafted funerary sculptures to fill complex mausoleums. During the Dutch Golden Age, artists touched on mortality in their memento mori still life paintings. And, in modern Mexico, people celebrate Día de los Muertos, a colorful holiday dedicated to the dearly departed. Though this festival has evolved over centuries, it remains one of Mexico's most historically and culturally important events.

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October 27, 2022

25 Hands-On Gifts That Tinkerers of All Ages Will Love

Are you at your happiest when your hands are busy? If so, you'll have fistfuls of fun fiddling with these interactive gifts. From a portable planetarium to an unconventional action figure, these unique products will point you toward your creative potential and bust any boredom. If you're an artist interested in trying your hand at something technological, look no further than the paintbrush stylus and 3D printing pen.

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