Saturday, June 8, 2024

Last Call: Beatrix Potter at the Morgan Library and Museum, closing June 9th

at the Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, NYC
Closing on Sunday, June 9th at 5 pm.

It is my sad duty to remind you that the enchanting Beatrix Potter exhibition at The Morgan will close tomorrow at 5 pm, when the museum closes its door for the day.  Please don't just hop, Peter Rabbit fans, but run to this incomparable opportunity to see Ms. Potter's exquisite botanical and fairytale drawings and watercolors.  She was an extraordinarily gifted artist and entrepreneur.  Learn about the first author who knew how to market her books and her brand.

Click on this link to watch the video.  And this link link to learn more about her life.

Bon weekend,

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, PhD
Director/Owner, New York Arts Exchange, LLC

Frontispiece: The Tailor Mouse, c. 1902, Tate MuseumTate Museum

Lady Mouse in a Mob Hat, c. 1902 Tate Museum

The Mice at Work: Threading the Needle, c. 1902, Tate Museum


Saturday, June 1, 2024

Last Call - Ruby Silvious at Hammond Museum until June 9th -

Ruby Silvious:Waste Not 

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Gardens

28 Deveau Road

North Salem, NY 10560


Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

General Admission:
Adults $12  
Seniors (65+) $8
Students with ID $8

Veterans $8
Children 5 and under Free
Members Free

The incomparably talented artist Ruby Silvious serves up another extraordinary exhibition of delightful confections that dazzle our eyes as well as engage our minds.  Her "canvas" are often the thoughtlessly discarded: teabags, nutshells, eggshells, cashier tapes, and so much more. In this particular show we feast our eyes on kimonos and wall-hangings made of teabags. Notice, in the detail below, her fine stitching as well as painting. It's a tour de force of imagination applied to the almost unimaginable. Moreover, all these works of art sing out with beauty. The drawings, the colors and the forms remind us of how pleasurable looking at art can really be, especially in the lovely, tranquil environment provided by Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Gardens.

The weather is perfect this weekend and next.  So don't hesitate and don't delay.

Ruby Silvious Waste Not closes next Sunday, June 9th at 5 pm.

NB: Ruby Silvious' workshop on Sunday, June 2nd has ready been sold out. I don't know if you can take a peek at the artist's and students' work, but I'll give it a try.


Meanwhile, below you will find a few photos of her installations . . . .

Bon Weekend,


Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, PhD

Director/Owner, New York Arts Exchange, LLC