Category Archives: Museums

Art House Gallery/Curious Matter at the Noyes Museum

The Curious Matter exhibition A DARK WOOD, produced and presented in collaboration with Art House Gallery will be traveling to the Noyes Museum of Art. A Dark Wood features the work of 33 contemporary artists. The exhibition explores the theme … Continue reading

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Tableaux Vivant at the Met

We chanced upon this scene at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday. We imagined the composition of figures plucked from a Veronese or perhaps a classical Greek frieze. (We can’t say with certainty whether the mood was World Cup … Continue reading

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Hats Off To The Frick

We headed out to the Frick to see Parmigianino’s “Schiava Turca.” The sitter was misidentified in the 1700s as a Turkish slave (most likely because of her turban-like headdress) and the appellation stuck. We felt a little bad for her, … Continue reading

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Canterbury Cathedral Stained Glass at The Cloisters

Moving and shipping art is nerve racking. Even if the object itself is resilient as a plush toy there’s always the possibility of loss or damage. Safely and securely shipping six huge stained glass windows from England’s Canterbury Cathedral, to … Continue reading

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Grumpy, Old Men at National Academy Museum

Paintings by a group of grumpy, old men currently line the walls of the National Academy Museum. “See It Loud: Seven Post-War American Painters” features work that “grew out of abstract currents, but shifted toward representation.” The artists are: Leland … Continue reading

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Fran Lebowitz/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The September 1981 cover of Interview magazine featured Fran Lebowitz. She looked sly and smoldering in the photo-based illustration by Richard Bernstein. Her eyes were piercing and she held a cigarette. Fran represented all that was smart and cool and … Continue reading

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AIDS in New York: The First Five Years

In a few small rooms tucked in the back of the second floor at the New-York Historical Society the first five years of AIDS in New York are examined. Those years were also my first five in New York. A … Continue reading

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Merchant’s House Museum

Following our “mansion to museum” face-off, we decided to visit the Merchant’s House. Unlike the Morgan or the Academy, the Merchant’s House hasn’t been modified to accommodate changing exhibitions or a growing collection of art. This 19th century townhouse is … Continue reading

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National Academy Vs. Morgan Library

Theme for the day: former mansion residences currently serving as museums. First stop: National Academy. Their exhibitions don’t often tempt us. But, we’re fond of its Beaux Arts-style building. We also respect their decorous sense of tradition. When we visit … Continue reading

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