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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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“Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong” at Asia Society

“Chinese architecture has a complete organic structure; it contains both sensibility and purpose.” -Wu Guanzhong, painter This statement, printed on a wall above one of Wu Guanzhong’s paintings at New York’s Asia Society, holds true not only for Chinese architecture, … Continue reading

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Artwork as lovely as its home

Founded in 1825, The National Academy integrates a museum, art school, and an honorary association of artists and architects “dedicated to creating and preserving a living history of American Art.” The museum is housed in the Beaux Arts townhouse, which … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11: Exhibit at International Center of Photography

September 11, 2001 was the first time I ever woke up my parents with bad news. I was listening to the radio that day, attempting to wake up for another underwhelming day of my senior year in high school, and … Continue reading

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9 Museums, 3 Hours, 0 Dollars: The 32nd Annual Museum Mile Festival

In the four years I’ve lived in New York, I have, apparently, seen and done very few of the things this city has to offer – working for CUarts has shown me that. Now that I spend my days putting … Continue reading

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Marina Abramovic Has Left the Building

I love the museums in this city (who doesn’t…?), and while I try to get to them as often as possible, it’s not terribly common for an individual exhibit to thrill me enough for a repeat visit. Three years ago, … Continue reading

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An Oasis of Calm: The Noguchi Museum

I’m going to say it straight out: the Noguchi Museum is far away. Like, Queens far. It takes a train ride and sizable walk just to make it to the front door. Once you walk through that door though, the … Continue reading

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Contemplating the Void at the Guggenheim

The Guggenheim Museum building is one of the most New York City structures, instantly recognizable for its spiral shape designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Even more unique, however, is what lies in the central rotunda of that spiral: nothing. The … Continue reading

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30 Museums in 28 Weeks: MoCA

The Museum of Chinese in America sits on a quiet stretch of Centre St. fringing Soho and Chinatown, and initially I mistake its glossy front for another boutique, except the two nattering men in uniform outside seem incongruous on an … Continue reading

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