Tag Archives: Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Arts Seen in NYC (Long Day’s Journey Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to The Big Town last weekend and, say, it was swell. Except for the drive to get there, of course. We hit four – count ’em, four – major traffic jams on the … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (Fabulous Picasso Sculpture Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town the other week and say, it was swell. Our artinery: Friday We started out at the Museum of Arts and Design and – yes – we were MAD about the … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (The Divine Patti LuPone Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town last weekend to catch one thing and another and say, it was swell. First, of course, there was crosstown traffic, which takes roughly 30 minutes to navigate. Official Campaign … Continue reading

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Tom Mashberg Is Still Trying to Catch a Thief

From our Late to the Search Party desk Former Boston Herald reporter Tom Mashberg has chased the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art snatch from March of 1990 to, well, three days ago. From Sunday’s New York Times Arts section: Still Missing After … Continue reading

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Ban the Museum Selfie Shtick!

William Grimes’s front-page piece in Sunday’s New York Times pinpoints one of the great tragedies of our times. Museum Rules: Talk Softly, and Carry No Selfie Stick In a famous lab trial, a chimp named Sultan put two interlocking sticks … Continue reading

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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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