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Free Admission

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm

“Pay-What-You-Wish”

… or pay nothing at all!

From Time Out, New York:

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave at 89th St (212-423-3587). 5:45–8pm

International Center of Photography 1133 Sixth Ave at 43rd St (212-857-9700). 5–8pm

Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Ave at 75th St (212-570-3600). 5–9pm

American Folk Art Museum 45 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-265-1040). 5:30–7:30pm. FREE

Museum of Modern Art 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-708-9400). 4–8pm. FREE

Changes at The Frick

In Manhattan on October 13, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Just like any other home, historic houses and house museums require a bit of updating, home improvement, or remodeling every now and then. New York City’s Frick Collection recently completed a tedious refurbishment process for the Living Hall…which inevitably led to adjustments in the spaces around the Living Hall.

From The New York Times:

The first challenge was deciding where to hang those 1487 panels — “The Departure of the Argonauts” by Pietro del Donzello and “The Argonauts in Colchis” by Bartolomeo di Giovanni, scenes depicting the myth of Jason’s quest for the golden fleece. “It’s like a domino effect,” said Colin B. Bailey, the Frick’s chief curator, describing how he and Denise Allen, a Frick curator, moved two paintings to make room for the panels and then rethought the collection’s installation.

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And that problem led to the reinstallation of works in the East Gallery, which has just undergone a gentle face-lift for the first time since 1945. Using a swatch of the room’s original wall fabric retrieved from the Frick’s archive as a reference point, researchers found a mohair wall covering that was close to the original shade of coral…

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Museum Bookstores

In Museum Resources on October 8, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Rather than searching for art publications on Amazon, which prevents viewing loads of high-quality reproductions firsthand,  I suggest browsing the shelves of an art museum bookstore. Many of the world’s leading museums have art-related merchandise and resources available in their bookstores or gift shops. The following are just a few that New York has to offer:

From Time Out New York, New York’s Best: Art bookstores you can browse for free:

  • MoMA bookstore More than 2,000 books share space with art reproductions and design objects. 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, momastore.org
  • MoMA bookstore
    More than 2,000 books share space with art reproductions and design objects. 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-708-9700, momastore.org)
  • MoMA bookstore
    More than 2,000 books share space with art reproductions and design objects. 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-708-9700, momastore.org)
  • Click here for the full list

    Studio Museum in Harlem

    In Uncategorized on September 4, 2009 at 9:38 am
    Mission
    “The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for black artists locally, nationally, and internationally, and for work that has been inspired by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.”Mission
    “The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for black artists locally, nationally, and internationally, and for work that has been inspired by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.”
    The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for black artists locally, nationally, and internationally, and for work that has been inspired by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.”
    The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for black artists locally, nationally, and internationally, and for work that has been inspired by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. It also happens to be one of Manhattan’s hidden jewels for museum lovers.  I highly recommend a visit to this fantastic museum this Fall, especially because their programming has been spectacular for the last several years.
    Here are just a few of the current shows:
    July 16 – October 25, 2009

    July 16 – October 25, 2009