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.

May 22, 2023

40 Gifts to Help Art Grads Kick Off Their Creative Careers

Picking out a present for an art school graduate can be tricky. While any graduation gift will do for such a special time, why not congratulate the creative new grad in your life with a present that will help them kick off their career? In this selection of graduation gift ideas for art students, you'll find colorful products that are both personal and practical.

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May 10, 2023

36 Graduation Gifts That Creatively Say ‘Congratulations’

It's almost summer, which means that graduation season is officially upon us. If you're looking for an above-average way to congratulate that special graduate in your life, these creative gifts are sure to get you on the honor roll! Whether you're shopping for a high school graduate who is becoming a young adult or a college grad stepping off campus and into the real world, there are plenty of options to choose from.

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May 1, 2023

What Is Resin Art? Learn About This Versatile Medium

Renowned for both its experimental nature and ethereal aesthetic, resin is proving particularly popular among today's top creatives. While the compound—which can be cultivated naturally or synthetically created—has traditionally been used in polishes and varnishes, many contemporary artists and designers are finding new and inventive ways to incorporate the malleable material into their practice.

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April 5, 2023

Hop Into Easter With This Egg-cellent History of the Holiday

Happy Easter! As you hop into the holiday spirit, you may find yourself embracing a tradition or two, whether you're filling a basket with fake grass and fun goodies or dyeing a dozen hard-boiled eggs. While you may not think twice about these seemingly silly activities, they're actually age-old practices packed with history, springing from ancient rituals, medieval folklore, and more modern incarnations. Want to learn more about Easter and its technicolor traditions?

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