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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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“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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“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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Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design

In the sleek, modern environment of the Museum of Arts and Design, the exhibit Swept Away provides a fascinating and welcome contrast. Comprising works made with dust and dirt as their primary components, artists from various media and backgrounds provided … 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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Jim Henson’s Fantastic World at Museum of the Moving Image

The best part of revisiting any great piece of art several years after you first encounter it is that you inevitably see it differently. Inevitably, you come to realize that you are the one that has changed rather than the … 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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It’s Finally Time to go Back to School!

Well, I’m not sure how it happened, but suddenly it’s the end of summer again. Yes, that means the end of vacay, the end of summer internships, the end of reading books of your choosing purely for pleasure, but it … Continue reading

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