Tag Archives: Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Art Seen In New York (Magritte/Balthus Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to The Big Town last weekend and say, it was swell. (After, that is, we crawled our way through the Mother-in-Law of All Traffic Jams: From the New York City line to the … Continue reading

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The MFA Gets Postcards, The Met Gets Picassos

An object lesson in the difference between The Hub and The Big Town: Last month the hardtrundling staff noted art-lover Leonard Lauder’s lecture about the wonderful collection of more than 100,000 postcards he’s donated to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Yesterday the … Continue reading

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Fine Art, Well Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched a new ad campaign with the theme, “MY MET. MY WEEKEND” that features celebrities from Hugh Jackman to Marc Jacobs highlighting their Met favorites (Village Voice Q&A with Met director Thomas Campbell here). … Continue reading

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Ada Louise Huxtable: MFA’s American Wing Fails To Take Flight

Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal devoted a full page of its Leisure & Arts section to the new Art of the Americas Wing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. And – no surprise here – the paper’s dual reviews featured dueling ledes. … Continue reading

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What To See In The Big Town (con.)

As promised, more from the New York mu-see-um scene: • Charles LeDray: Workworkworkworkwork at the Whitney An amazingly ingenious and inexhaustible survey of LeDray’s handiwork. From the Whitney’s website: Over the past twenty years, New York-based sculptor Charles LeDray (b. … Continue reading

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What I Caught (Picasso Edition)

So the Missus and I went to the Big Town for a Picasso-palooza and here’s what we took in: First Stop: the Museum of Modern Art for “Picasso: Themes and Variations,” a dazzling array of 123 prints from MOMA’s basement and … Continue reading

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New York Times Gives Blogosphere Props

For all the ripping off of blogs the mainstream media does (see Adam Gaffin’s Universal Hub takedown of the Boston Globe last week), sometimes the MSM actually does the right thing. Exhibit A: Saturday’s New York Times item about the … Continue reading

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