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.


March 19, 2020

22 Creative Products to Help You Relax, Unwind, and Achieve “Zen”

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, remembering to find time to relax can be tough. However, this collection of creative zen gifts is guaranteed to put your mind at ease and help you take a much-needed breather. Ranging from serene decor—including a glowing lunar lamp and cactus candles—to fun, calming games (cat Jenga, anyone?), these goodies put a quirky twist on traditional relaxation products.

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March 16, 2020

20 DIY Gifts You Can Actually Make for Your Mom This Mother’s Day

When you were younger, you likely wished your mom a Happy Mother’s Day with a homemade gift or handcrafted card. Often adorned with painted handprints or paste-covered macaroni, these thoughtful presents let your mom know how much you care. Inspired by this personal approach, we’ve put together a selection of DIY kits that will send your mom a message from your heart (and hands) this Mother’s Day.

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March 9, 2020

5 Facts About James McNeill Whistler, an American Artist Who Made “Art for Art’s Sake”

In 1871, American artist James McNeill Whistler completed one of today’s most famous paintings. Known colloquially as Whistler’s Mother, Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 has captivated viewers with its understated simplicity and straightforward composition for nearly 150 years. While this piece is arguably Whistler’s most famous creation, it is not the only thing worth knowing about the artist, whose life story includes foreign homes, feuds with friends, and even fighting peacocks.

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