Arts Seen In The Big Town (Other Desert Cities Edition)

So the Missus and I trundled down to the city yesterday (monumental traffic jam on the Cross Bronx Expressway) and here’s some of what we saw (sorry no visuals or links – we’re iPadlocked):

The Forum Gallery’s current exhibit, The Figure in Modern Sculpture, features works by Alexander Archipenko, Chaim Gross, Gaston Lachaise, Jacques Lipchitz, Elie Nadelman, and John Storrs. And it’s an absolute knockout. (Through June 23.)

Pace Gallery has a lively show of Claes Oldenberg’s works on paper. At 83, he’s still living and working in New York. And his work still works.

The Tonys will tell if it’s “the best play on Broadway (Ben Brantley, New York Times)” but it’ll do until something better comes along. Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Judith Light, Elizabeth Marvel, Thomas Sadoski – all marvelous.

See more tomorrow.

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9 Responses to Arts Seen In The Big Town (Other Desert Cities Edition)

  1. My wife and I finally were able to go to the City. We spent 26 hours there, and only hit a couple of high spots – “The Best Man” and the Stein (no relation) exhibit at the Met. Both were marvelous. Had a few good meals at Un Deux Trois, Les Sans Culottes, and Barney Greengrass.

  2. We did see Judith Light in Schubert Alley after her show, though.

  3. Bill Schweber says:

    Why didn’t you take the train? Even if it is late (I take it almost wekely and it is usually on time, BTW), it’s a lot better than being stuck in traffic. You arrive relaxed in NY, you can chill on the way back, too. And the “quiet car” which on every train makes it very pleasant.

    • Campaign Outsider says:


      We didn’t take the train because:

      1) We have too much stuff.

      2) The train is too expensive. It costs much less to drive. Plus, we almost never sit in traffic on the Cross Bronx for an hour.

      • Bill Schweber says:

        Sorry, if you live in Brookline or Newton you have to take the train, your personal preference or cost are irrelevant with the need to act green and visibly show your green cred. And I hope you did not take or buy bottled water!

      • Campaign Outsider says:

        Not only did we buy bottled water, Bill, we failed to recycle. Good times in the Big Town!

  4. Stockard Channing and Stacy Keach?

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