In the blink of an eye, it seems, the Lower East Side art gallery scene has sprung up. Virtually nonexistent as a cultural hot spot five years ago, the neighborhood now boasts several dozen galleries and a handful of museums and nonprofits. Think of the area as a lab for new art, or a venue Read More
If you think video art still means black-and-white movies of deathly serious people doing incomprehensible things, you’re missing a lot of innovation, delight–and good art.
(O.K., there is still a lot of pretentious nonsense out there, but what the heck.) You don’t even have to leave your couch: Videos by top talent like Nathalie Djurberg Read More
The “great families” and cultural icons of New York have been enumerated, and celebrated, from the time of George Washington through Edith Wharton’s Gilded Age and well into the postwar era, when New York became the capital of the art world. This month, museums and other institutions salute the city’s power brokers, artistic pioneers and Read More
While New York’s Met and MoMA get all the buzz, this city is actually home to a stunning 80-plus museums–many of which would be the star attraction in a town less culturally gifted than our own. Before the fall blockbuster exhibitions open, check out the lesser-known gems.
The Tenement Museum
97 Orchard Street
More time Read More
Intellectuals, unite. This fall, the ideas and ideologies will be flying at New York museums. Here’s a look at some of the more important, or interesting, lectures and readings coming up.
The Morgan Library & Museum
Reading Mark Twain
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
$30 for non-members
Sick of seeing, as we all are, contemporary art set against whitewashed walls and wooden floors? These gardens offer a better, more beautiful, vantage point.
“Fritz Haeg: Something for Everyone”
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, Conn.
Through Jan. 2, 2011
A home for Rocky, sans Bullwinkle. Sculptor Fritz Haeg’s Read More
It’s an art-world weekend in the Hamptons, as the East End’s biggest museum hosts its annual Summer Gala, and other institutions offer like-minded events. Here are some highlights.
The Pollock-Krasner House
830 Springs-Fireplace Road,
Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.
Could a child of six do it? Abstract art has Read More
It’s August. France and Italy beckon, and so do some blockbuster art shows. Wave to us, metaphorically at least, from the vaporetto.
“Paris Is Well Worth a Mass”
Galleria degli Uffizi
6 Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence
Through Nov. 2
The Uffizi holds the world’s Read More
There’s nothing quite like gazing at an Impressionist exhibit to the mellow sound of “Mommmm, can we go yet?” Any parent who has tried to instill love of art and culture into children knows it can be a challenge. Luckily, many New York City museums have special programs aimed for children.
Museum eateries are, by and large, airy, pretty, tasty-and exceptionally well air-conditioned. New York boasts many, a handful of which are much less well known for their culinary accomplishments than they deserve to be. Here’s a few, along with a look at what’s on view before or after the meal.
The Neue Read More