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.

February 20, 2021

How African American Art and Culture Blossomed During the Harlem Renaissance

In the early 20th century, New York City's Harlem neighborhood underwent a historic transformation. During what is now described as the Harlem Renaissance, the area thrived as a cultural hub for African Americans, culminating in unprecedented advancements in art, literature, and music. Though this “golden age” lasted less than 20 years, its legacy has lived on for decades.

Read Article


February 10, 2021

What is Chinese New Year? Unraveling the History of the Enchanting Festival

Happy Chinese New Year! Every February, this enchanting holiday is honored by millions of people across the globe, making it one of the world's most widespread celebrations. While there's a chance you're familiar with the festival, you may not know the significance and symbolism behind some of its most important customs. If that's the case, you're in luck!

Read Article


January 12, 2021

40+ Creative Valentine’s Day Gifts for That Special Someone

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you may be tempted to pick up a standard heart-shaped box of chocolates or a classic bouquet of red roses for the one you love. While traditional presents are a tried-and-true way to let that special someone know that you care, why not do something a bit more imaginative this year? Thanks to this comprehensive collection of creative Valentine's Day gifts, playing Cupid has never been so easy!

Read Article