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.

October 22, 2021

The History of Halloween: Exploring the Age-Old Origins of the Enchanting Holiday

For centuries, people young and old have reveled in the fun and frightening festivities of Halloween. Occurring every year on the last day of October, the haunted holiday is a festive way to celebrate the fall season and an exciting way to embrace the occult, making it one of contemporary culture's most exciting annual events. But what is the true history of Halloween? Though it's wildly popular today, Halloween is not merely a modern phenomenon.

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October 4, 2021

30 Frighteningly Fun DIY Kits and Crafts for Halloween

As Halloween creeps closer and closer, you may be looking for creative ways to celebrate the spooky season. In addition to giving out festive gifts and decking yourself out in autumnal accessories, October is a great time to treat yourself to a new hands-on project. In this spirited selection of Halloween crafts and DIY kits, you'll find everything you need to conjure up an enchanting holiday.

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September 21, 2021

18 Toddler-Friendly Art Supplies for Teeny Tiny Artists

Pablo Picasso famously said that “every child is an artist.” While little ones of all ages illustrate his point, it is particularly prevalent among toddlers, a demographic known for their bottomless enthusiasm and boundless creativity. In order to foster your tot's artistic flair, we've put together a collection of gifts for every type of tiny artist. For little ones who love scribbling, we recommend some star-shaped crayons and grab-able (and washable) markers.

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