Saturday, September 3, 2016

Last Call: Manus X Machina at the Met and Electric Paris at the Bruce Museum

Chanel Wedding ensemble by Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel. Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Nicholas Alan Cope

The Met Museum's annual Costume Institute exhibition will close on Labor Day 2016: Monday September 5th. This year's Manus x Machina features machine- and handmade fashion that dazzles the eye with its opulence. Here is a fun blog with great photos to whet the appetite.   Go. See. And revel in this delicious bouquet of fashion fantasy!  

N. B. Extended hours on Saturday, through midnight.

John Singer Sargent, In the Luxembourg Gardens, 1879

Electric Paris at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut is a magnificent exhibition that highlights 19th century art from the City of Light. Here we see the artists' attempts to emulate gaslight and electric light surrounding the everyday life of modern France. The works of art are excellent, selected by Margarita Karasoulas, who expanded the original show curated by S. Hollis Clayson for the Clark Art Institite in 2013.  A small interactive show on the science of electricity provides a wonderful way to share art and education with friends and family. A perfect idea today, before Hurricane Hermine comes our way.  Electric Paris closes on Sunday, September 4th.

Come join us today at Saunders Farm, 853 Old Albany Post Road, Garrison, New York for exhibitions and Performance Art, 2 - 6 pm.  Beth New York will perform Word Exchange - with you.
Look for me on Field iii.

Happy Labor Day Weekend - and take care,
Beth New York

aka Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange