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.

July 21, 2021

Man Takes Selfie With Cute Quokka Who Then Continues to Follow Him

In 2017, a then-21-year-old Campbell Jones and his girlfriend embarked on a bike ride on Rottnest Island. Located off the coast of Western Australia, Rottnest is renowned for its scenic, seaside landscape, warm weather, and ample wildlife—namely, its indigenous quokka population. With its adorable smile and inquisitive personality, the quokka is known as “the happiest animal on Earth.” After meeting one on the bike trail, Jones now knows why.

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July 1, 2021

20 Enlightening Facts About the Statue of Liberty

For centuries, the Statue of Liberty has stood as an illuminating symbol of independence. Situated in the New York Harbor, the colossal sculpture has become a fixture of the city's skyline, captivating native New Yorkers and arriving immigrants alike with its allegorical beauty. If you want to learn more about Lady Liberty, you've landed in the right place.

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June 15, 2021

Exploring the Extravagance and Drama of Baroque Art and Architecture

Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, European artists and architects adopted an increasingly elaborate style. Known as Baroque, this approach is characterized by an ornate, over-the-top aesthetic that evokes ethereality and aims to inspire awe. Today, the Baroque period remains one of the most celebrated cultural movements in western art history. Here, we take a look at this flamboyant style, exploring the history and evolution of its exuberant art and architecture.   What was the Baroque period?

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May 15, 2021

20 Stylish Gifts for People Who Seriously Love Succulents

Popular with plant lovers and design enthusiasts alike, the succulent is today's trendiest plant. Easy to cultivate and striking in appearance, these gem-colored botanicals have been popping up everywhere, from the tops of cakes to the bottom of the sea. To celebrate the popularity of this prickly plant, we've compiled a list of our favorite succulent-inspired presents. There's something for everyone in this garden of gifts.

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