There are big moves taking place in the New York museum world this week, with the Jewish Museum naming Claudia Gould as its new director and International Center of Photography director Willis E. Hartshorn announcing that he plans to resign in order to manage his Parkinson’s disease.
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
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The International Center of Photography, New York City’s preeminent photography museum, is, for the second time in its less-than-40-year lifespan, looking for a new home. The center-both a photography museum and a graduate school-is searching for a broker to spearhead its hunt for between 100,000 and 150,000 square feet of commercial space, either within a Read More
At the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards, held at Pier Sixty on the back end of Chelsea Piers on Monday night, W editor Stefano Tonchi and soon-to-be W editor-at-large Lynn Hirschberg arrived arm-in-arm.
“We are each other’s dates tonight!” said Ms. Hirschberg.
“Do you know Lynn Hirschberg?” Mr. Tonchi asked The Read More
An addendum to a piece I wrote earlier this week involving a photography museum Graydon Carter is hoping to see built on the far West Side: The museum, if ever built, envisions a New York City home for the George Eastman House, a photography museum based in Rochester.
Mr. Carter has been Read More
It’s no longer news that the Victorians, notwithstanding their reputation for prudery, propriety and sublimation, were possessed-like all human beings-of sexual appetites and the means of satisfying them in a wide variety of ways. If we ever doubted it, the historians and biographers who have lately devoted huge labors to the study of Victorian sexuality Read More
First, society milled about in it. Then bird-watchers did. Then shutterbugs. Now, the landmark town house at 1130 Fifth Avenue will be reintroduced to society. That is, after New York investor Bruce Kovner gets his hands on it.
On Nov. 9, Mr. Kovner, a Wall Street fund manager, paid $17.5 million for the five-story mansion Read More