Thursday, May 9, 2019

Last Call for Frida in Brooklyn; Tolkien at the Morgan, through May 12

Brooklyn Museum, through May 12th

The exciting exhibition of Frida Kahlo's art, fashion, personal possessions, and image in photos and film will close on Sunday, May 12th at 10 pm.  All advance-sale timed tickets are no longer available, but you can try to purchase a timed ticket through the Membership link on the Brooklyn Museum's website, provided you become a member.  Here is the info for new membership only 

I will be among those unfortunates who missed the show - but such is life.

Here are two reviews that offer views from afar:
Vivian Wang on Latin X
Stephanie Huber on Hyperallergic

Conversation with Smaug, a watercolour painted by Tolkien in 1937 as an illustration for the first American edition of The Hobbit. In this image, Bilbo Baggins, rendered invisible by a magic ring, converses with the fire-breathing dragon, Smaug.

Tolkien:Maker of Middle Earth at the Morgan Library also closes on Sunday, May 12th.  A brilliant show, I highly recommend going on Friday evening, when the Morgan is open until 9 pm.  The lines for this show will be painfully long over the weekend, I am sure.  (Don't forget to watch the video on the Morgan website, available with the link provided here.)

Augusta Savage, with Realization, 1938

For those of you who are seeking a less crowded museum visit for Mother's Day, may I suggest the New York Historical Society, which features two great shows:
Betye Saar, Keeping It Clean, through May 27
Augusta Savage, Renaissance Woman, through July 28

There are two choices for dining: Parliment café and Storico restaurant

Other exhibitions that may have substantial crowds:
Camp, the Costume Institute exhibition (through the summer), and The Tale of Genji (through June 17) at the Met Museum
Leonard Cohen at the Jewish Museum through September 8

Please consult our website's "Free or Pay-What-You-Wish" page for more ideas to celebrate Mom.

Happy Mother's Day to you and your families,
Beth New York

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