Wednesday, November 29, 2023
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Thursday, August 24, 2023
Generation Paper: A Fashion Phenom of the 1960s, Museum of Art and Design, Columbus Circle, NYC. closing on Sunday. A welcome trip down Memory Lane of the 1960s, when clothes designer Mary Quant, hair stylist Vidal Sassoon, and models Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy were all the rage in the fashion world. An absolutely fab exhibition that should have received more publicity. You'll escape into your recollection of Beatles songs, while Swifties groove on Taylor Swift music playing throughout an exhibition of her clothes on the second floor (closing March 24, 2024). Learn about the history of the paper dress and its demise with this video.
Also at MAD - Funk You Too! Humor and Irreverence in Ceramic Sculpture, closing on Sunday. Not as exciting as Generation Paper or Craft Front and Center, but worth a giggle or two when you walk through the show. Let me know what you think of it, if you decide to visit.
Gallery Installation of Craft Front and Center (Photo courtesy of MAD)
Craft Front and Center: Exploring the Permanent Collection, continues through January 14, 2024, and I am so glad it does. I can't wait to return for a longer, more intensely focused visit with these extraordinary artworks. You will find enormous imagination here. I could not select my favorite - I loved each and every piece. A must!
New York Now: Home, The Photography Triennial at the Museum of the City of New York, Fifth Avenue between 103rd and 104th Streets, NYC. Great photos of our great city that celebrate our diversity and particular aesthetics.
Best wishes for the Labor Day Weekend Holiday,
Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, PhD
Director and owner, New York Arts Exchange, LLC
Sunday, July 16, 2023
Also closing today, the excellent exhibition of works by and works of the Baroque artist Juan de Pareja: Afro-Hispanic Painter, which will close at 5 pm. The catalogue is $50 or $45 for members. Juan de Pareja's relation to Velázquez has always been a bit murky. The curators make an effort to follow the dots and explain it coherently to you.
Monday, June 12, 2023
It's that time of year -
Museum Mile, Tuesday, June 13, 6 - 9 pm
Free admission to:
Guggenheim Museum: Gego, Sarah Sze, and "Young Picasso in Paris"
Jewish Museum: The Sassoons and After "the Wild": Contemporary Art from the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Collection
Neue Galerie; "Woman in Gold" (The Portrait of Adele Boch-Bauer in context)
Cooper Hewitt: "Give Me A Sign" and "Designing Peace"
El Museo del Barrio: "Something Beautiful: Reframing La Colección"