Monday, September 24, 2018

Fall is Here! And so is 5779 too! Closings and Openings to Ring in the New Year

Metropolitan Museum of Art through October 8th
At The Cloisters (above) and on Fifth Avenue

Fall is finally here and the crisp, clean winds are blowing away the heavy rain Hurricane Florence dumped on our region.  Ah - what a relief!  Our hearts and prayers to out to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, which sustained enormous damage and lost so many lives due to the storm.

Therefore, we must be thankful for one challenging day in New York and be grateful for all our bounty, especially the exciting exhibitions on view this past summer.  I hope you were able to see Giacometti at the Guggenheim and Chaim Soutine: Flesh at the Jewish Museum before these exhibition closed earlier this month.  My July newsletter listed the shows ending during the summer.

Please note that the Met Museum decided to keep their Costume Institute exhibition  Heavenly Bodies on view through October 8th.  The Cloisters has a fabulous portion of Heavenly Bodies on view, as you can see in the photo selected our blog post today.  At the Met Breuer, Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Picasso and Shiele will close on October 7th.


Ann Cefola and I will join George Kraus, poet Filippo Naitana, and his translator Ann Lauinger for Poetry in Translation, Sunday, September 30, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, at Shames JCC on Hudson, 371 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY.  Free for members of the JCC; $10 for non-members.  Ann will read from her translations of  Hélène Sanguinetti's poetry (including her most recent publications) and I will read excerpts from André Salmon's long poem Peindre (Painting), 1921. 

Other New York Arts Exchange opportunities down the pike:
  • The Scarsdale Woman's Club, Wednesday, September 26, 2 pm: "Art after WWI: Surrealism."
  • Learning in Retirement, Temple Beth El, Stamford,  Wednesday, October 4, 1 pm: "Andy Warhol and Alex Katz at the Neuberger Museum."
  • Learning in Retirement, Wednesday, October 10, 1 pm-2 pm; 2 pm-3 pm: Tours of the Neuberger Museum.
  • Alliance Française de Greenwich and Byram Shubert Library, at BSL, Tuesday, October 9, 5:15 pm: "Delacroix in Context" (preparing for the exhibition at the Met).
As usual, New York has an extraordinary amount of excellent exhibitions this fall.
A full list of recommendations will be in the next blog post.

Best wishes for Fall Art Season 2018 -
Beth New York

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