Luella Adan's artTalk

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Uncommon Stillness

One of the pages in the picture book, “The Snowy Day”, by Ezra Jack Keats depicts the image of a child wishing to make a connection with the world outside … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

Colorful Symphony

The artist and theorist Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) has always been one of my brother’s favorite painters.  Moved by this Russian artist’s abstract representations, Lolan has long admired the bright colorful … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 7 Comments

Shangri La: An Interpretive Journey

My journey begins as a young girl at Collegio de san Agustin in Manila where I attended elementary school before moving to New York.  At different times during the year, … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Static Muses, Active Audiences

Muses inspire us to tap into the creative part of ourselves; we become the vehicle for new discoveries and grand ideas.  Young children are susceptible to this wonderment which at … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 3 Comments


For some art is an uncomfortable topic of discussion.  Others feel intimidated when entering a museum and think there are hidden formulas that one must solve first before being able … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

My son’s personal connection to Magritte

I brought my 7 year old son, Samuel, for an artTalk experience with me to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) on Election Day.  Samuel has Down syndrome and at … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 5 Comments

First Conversations

I visited the Brooklyn Museum with a dear friend in the middle of October 2013.  It was M’s first trip to the museum and I was excited to hear her … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · 2 Comments


During a recent visit to the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in NYC, I was struck by the power of observation and unhindered commentary from my eight year old … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · 2 Comments