Category Archives: Museums

The Past’s Future at MCNY

I didn’t grow up in New York, or even in the United States. So before Wednesday afternoon my sole point of reference for the world’s fairs of the thirties was Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, in … Continue reading

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The Art of Scent at MAD

I smelled an exhibit today. Yes, that’s right, “smelled.” Let me elaborate. In the realm of the arts we rely on our sense of sight to perceive visual works, our sense of touch to feel textures, our sense of hearing to … Continue reading

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The History of Science gets Literary at the Jewish Museum

Perhaps the best way to appreciate one of the Jewish Museum’s current exhibits,  Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries, is to learn a little bit more about why—apart from being, at nearly a thousand years old, inconceivably ancient and … Continue reading

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Remembering History: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid at ICP

Seeking a worthwhile procrastination trip for your free hours during reading week? It’s worth your time to head down to the International Center of Photography (at 43rd and 6th, it’s just a short trip downtown on the 1 train) for … Continue reading

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ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE: The Monuments of Mickalene Thomas

If the thought of forty minutes on the 2|3 spells the end of any plan to leave this insular island of the Manhattoes, you’re in good company. But take an afternoon this Saturday or Sunday and run, don’t walk, to … Continue reading

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GET THEE TO A LIBRARY: What’s on at the Morgan?

The Morgan Library and Museum stands tucked away from the noise and crowd of Midtown. Like its cousin, the Frick, Morgan takes its name, original building, and collection from a 19th-century American financial baron with impeccable taste and the funds … Continue reading

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“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” – Part 3: The Queens Museum of Art

Manhattan might be one of the world’s greatest arts centers, but some of New York’s best cultural landmarks lay in the far reaches of the outer boroughs. This week, I made a trip all the way out to Flushing Meadows-Corona … Continue reading

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