Sunday, February 11, 2018

Last Call: Michelangelo's Drawings, closing February 12th at 9 pm

View of the Michelangelo: Divine Draughtsmans and Designer exhibition at the Met

Michelangelo: Divine Draughtsman and Designer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will close on Monday, February 12th at 9 pm.  If you haven't seen the show, please try to squeeze it in by tomorrow. NB: You really need a few hours - with a break - to go through the show throughly. 

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Studies for the Libyan Sibyl, ca. 1510–11, 
Chalk, 11 3/8 x 8 7/16 inches, 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1924

For those of you who already saw the show, you might feel inspired to go one more time to study a few works that were especially memorable for you.

Or head to the website on this dreary, rainy day to read about Michelangelo and the highlights in the show.

Best wishes for this Valentine's Day Week,

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
Director and owner
New York Arts Exchange, LLC 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Last Call: Modigliani at the Jewish Museum, NY through February 4th

Modigliani Unmasked closes on Sunday, February 4th.  My review of the show was published today in Bonjour Paris.  Hopefully, you have visited this excellent exhibition already.  You have one more day to study these exquisite drawings from the private collection of Dr. Paul Alexandre.  From there, it is a treat and privilege to run to the Met for the Michelangelo drawing exhibition, closing next weekend (Yikes, already!), wherein you can see the influence of the Renaissance master on this 20th century modernist.  (I'll send out another notice for this show during the week.)

If you visit the Modigliani show today or tomorrow, you will also be able to see the wonderful exhibition of clothing Veiling Meaning: Fashioning Jewish Dress from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, on through March 18th.  Also, their new installation of highlights from the permanent collection, Scenes from a Collection, is now on view. 

Amedeo Modigliani, c. 1913.
Image provided by PVDE/Bridgeman Images, New York

Sorry to say the Groundhog saw his shadow - six more weeks of winter :(
I hope you are using this dreary weather to unleash your creative spirit at home, in your studio, at an art school, or through private lessons with professional artists.  I will send out information about opportunities you may not know about through the usual channels.  So  - stay tuned.

Best wishes for the weekend,

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
Director and owner
New York Arts Exchange, LLC