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 […]


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 […]