Making the MET Memorial Day Weekend 2021

Making the MET 1870-2020 AUGUST 29, 2020–JANUARY 3, 2021, a monumental exhibition celebrating the Museum’s 150 year anniversary, came and went in the haze of a global pandemic. At the time, I couldn’t get myself organized enough to post my take on the landmark exhibition and now, nine months later, my photographs of masked museum-goers […]

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle at The MET

“The paintings which I propose to do will depict the struggle of a people to create a nation and their attempt to build a democracy.” -Jacob Lawrence, 1954 On view for just a week more is Jacob Lawrence’s rarely-seen series —”Struggle: From the History of the American People” (1954–56)—Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle at The […]

Paint Therapy: John Singer Sargent at The MET

As we transition into fall and continue our best practices for safety and health with the raging coronavirus pandemic, I revisit the John Singer Sargent show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art June 30-October 4, 2015, Portraits of Artists and Friends. Sargent’s brushwork is captivating; smooth and lifelike, gestural and evocative. While he was masterful […]

The MET’s Reopening

While our collective burdens grow heavier nearly by the day, there was one bright spot this past week. I was invited to attend the Press Preview before The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s reopening on August 29, 2020, in its celebratory one hundred-and-fiftieth year. One of my favorite museums in the city because of its generous […]

DREAM TOGETHER: Yoko Ono at The MET

The Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled Yoko Ono’s message of Hope to New Yorkers and the world in anticipation of its reopening on August 29th after a nearly six-month closure. Two 24 foot x 26 foot banners framing the main entrance to the museum broadcast her message, DREAM TOGETHER, in response to the global Covid-19 […]

A Stroll Through Paris: Charles Marville at The MET

If you like Paris as much as I do, get yourself to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and visit ‘Iconic Photographs of 19th-Century Paris by Charles Marville,’ January 29-May 4, 2014. Recognized as one of the most talented photographers of the 19th Century, Marville, as official photographer of the city of Paris captures a Paris […]

Inspired by Nature: Jewels by JAR at The MET

On view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art now through March 9, 2014, are the most exquisite, sumptuous and mind-blowingly beautiful jewel creations. Maybe Ever. The exhibition showcases more than four hundred jewel masterworks by Joel A. Rosenthal who has worked for more than thirty-five years in Paris under the name JAR. The first retrospective […]

The MET’s Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents their latest Roof Garden Commission by Imran Qureshi opening today, May 14, through November 3, 2013. This year’s two-dimensional “roof canvas” is the first such installation where an artist has painted directly onto the Roof’s surface. Pakistani born Imran Qureshi’s red-splattered roof reveals a myriad trail of opulent, multi-petaled […]

Museum Hopping

After eleven years living in New York, I finally made it to The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s museum and gardens devoted to the art and architecture of Medieval Europe. It was a beautiful Spring day and the Violets and Bleeding Hearts were in full bloom. What a delight to see the earth waking […]