Category Archives: Museums

A Dark Genius for the Ages

There’s blood beneath every layer of skin Alexander McQueen, what can I say about you that hasn’t already been said? It’s been a year and a half since Lee Alexander McQueen, just Lee to his friends, committed suicide, and I … Continue reading

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Portrait of the Artist as a…War Hero?

When we talk about war art*, there is a tendency to focus only on the subjects. How does a painting glorify or expose the brutality of a conflict? Are the soldiers and civilians treated with dignity? Is there an element … Continue reading

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Who Watches the Art Watchers?

Yesterday, I read an excellent article by Timothy Aubry for Paper Monument‘s latest issue entitled “How to Behave in an Art Museum.” It may seem simple. Decorum dictates that we treat museums, their contents, and our fellow patrons with respect. … Continue reading

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Google Art Project Wins the Internet

I’m writing this blog post from than Van Gogh Museum.  I’m also writing it from the armchair of my apartment.  How, you may ask, is this possible?  Although I do entertain the Multiverse theory, it’s actually not that.  It’s on … Continue reading

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Greatest Hits, Part II

Hi, all!  I’ve finally decided to get around to some more of my favorites from the Met.  I’ll try to explain why it’s taking me longer than usual asap. The Met has a really overwhelming collection of Manet paintings.  He’s … Continue reading

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Greatest Hits Part I

A week ago today I went to my favorite place in the world:  The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  It’s a dizzying experience even before you walk in the front door, with its neoclassical facade stretching before you.  That feeling is … Continue reading

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What the Whitney Leaves Behind

I wrote a few weeks ago about the Whitney Museum of American Art’s impending move to a new location in the Meatpacking District.  It is unknown exactly what will become of the historic Breuer building on Madison Avenue.  The New … Continue reading

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