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 2, 2023

The Significance of Leonardo da Vinci’s Famous “Vitruvian Man” Drawing

As a master of the arts, sciences, and everything in between, Leonardo da Vinci is often referred to as a “Renaissance man.” While the polymath is perhaps most well-known for his masterpieces The Last Supper and Mona Lisa, it is his scientific sketches that impressively illustrate the encyclopedic knowledge and eclectic interests that have come to define him. The Vitruvian Man, a late 15th-century drawing, is a prime example of such work.

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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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