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Changing with the seasons at the Cloisters

Written by Mary Gregory on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

Autumn at the Met’s ever-evolving northern outpost Nothing escapes the march of history, not even The Cloisters, New York’s beloved, magical oasis of art and nature. Though time seems to stand still at the Upper Manhattan branch of the Metropolitan Museum, The Cloisters is very much in the moment. This is particularly clear as the [&hellip
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Deep Inside The Met, The Robes of Ancient China

Written by Mary Gregory on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

Two gems in the museum’s Asian Decorative Arts galleries The Metropolitan Museum of Art is almost like a city within the city. And sometimes, when exploring a city, an unplanned turn leads to a serendipitous surprise. The Asian Decorative Arts galleries at the Met may be a few steps off the beaten path, but the [&hellip
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A Woman’s Work is in the Museum

Written by Mary Gregory on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

MoMA spotlights modern design by women The 20th century began with the women’s suffrage movement in full swing worldwide. Women marched, women voted, and women worked, for the first time, in the same rooms and the same roles as men. Rosie’s riveting opened whole new worlds of possibilities. Coco designed. Georgia painted. Gloria published. Bella [&hellip
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The Art of Regret

Written by Mary Gregory on . Posted in Arts Our Town

Jasper Johns’ recent works at the Museum of Modern Art Summer pleasures are plentiful, but the Museum of Modern Art is providing an unexpected one in a relatively small, but impressive exhibition of an American master. Catch it in its last remaining days. Jasper Johns: Regrets, on view through September 1, gives viewers a chance [&hellip
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Sartorial Splendor

Written by Mary Gregory on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Exploring the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art It can take a bit of magic, when something has vanished, to make it reappear. The Metropolitan Museum’s Harold Koda, chief curator at the Costume Institute, and co-curator Jan Glier Reeder, have applied some technical wizardry and great showmanship to bring the [&hellip
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The Future is Now

Written by Mary Gregory on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Our Town

A sweeping exhibition of Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim Upper East Side Just about a hundred years ago, at the birth of Modernism, artists like Picasso, Braque and Matisse were just starting to become accepted. Post-Impressionism, Cubism and Fauvism, while still on a tentative footing with the general public, had already become accepted and eagerly [&hellip
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