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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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“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” – Part 2: The Studio Museum in Harlem

A Columbia student’s museum experience most typically takes place south of Morningside; we easily forget that the northern half of this fabulous island has just as much to offer.  This week, I paid a visit to the Studio Museum in … Continue reading

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“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” – Part 1: El Museo del Barrio

When we hear the word “Caribbean,” many of us tend to think of blue waters, warm sun, and summer cocktails.  America’s favorite vacation spot, however, is home to many distinct cultures of its own.  A new city-wide exhibit, “Caribbean:  Crossroads of … Continue reading

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The Beauty in the Human Details

Looking over the pieces on display at El Museo del Barrio, I was struck by a couple different observations setting the current Testimonios: 100 Years of Popular Expression exhibit apart from most other museum exhibits I’ve seen. The first striking … Continue reading

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Luminance: An Exhibit of New Media Video Work

One of the most fascinating parts of the prevalence of the world of social networking and online, user-generated media is the effect it seems to be having on artists and the type of media used to create art. Digital media … 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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Big Brothers in the Museums

When we go to museums, either for Art Hum or because we (secretly!) enjoy it, we go to look. We watch how a certain brushstroke creates a new effect, how a certain angle of light reveals a new dimension on … Continue reading

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