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Celebrating Self-Understanding and Belonging

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Cultural Affairs will honor the memory of LGBTQIA+ advocate and longtime employee Georgia Brooks with a special exhibition titled, “A World Where We Belong” in the Dineen Hull Gallery. The exhibition – which is … 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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Parallel Art Space Speaks

Parallel Art Space presents smart, fun exhibitions and I’m very pleased to be showing in their current group offering “The Heroic Object.” This Sunday, April 27 at 3pm they’ll host a talk with the 8 exhibiting artists. If you decide … 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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Twelve Creches

To close the year we present 12 creches. St Francis of Assisi is credited with producing the first pantomime of the nativity in 1223. Performers still dress and play out the story of the birth of Christ in church and … 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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Halloween visit: Woodlawn Cemetery

Weeping cherubs, tabulating angels, draped urns, broken columns, faux bois typography – we fully embrace and celebrate memorial iconography. Woodlawn cemetery in the Bronx is home to many wonderful examples and one of our favorite spots to indulge the romantic … Continue reading

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Joey Parlett at Curious Matter

Your last opportunity to see “There’s a Moon in the Sky, It’s Called the Moon!” is this coming Sunday, September 15. The exhibition includes images and objects culled from the Curious Matter archives, and features works from artist Joey Parlett’s … Continue reading

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