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Glenn Loney's Museum Notes

Long time fixture in the New York art world Sanford Smith presents ''Works on Paper'' at the Park Avenue Armory

Sanford Smith’s ''Outsider Art'' at the Puck Building

Martin Ramirez: work of an'' Mexican immigrant Art genius'' at the American Folk Art Museum

TheHhall of Human Origins. Photo by Denis Finnin.

The Anne & Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins at the National Museum of History

Sasanian Iran: remarkably sophisticated works in glass, ceramics, metal, wood, stone, and even fabric at the Asia Society

Collecters Choice: one of the most beautiful Tang tomb-horses is now on view at the Asia Society

Yuken Teruya. born 1973 in Okinawa and presently working in New York. Now showing his artwork at the Asia society

Bruno Mathsson, one of the Pioneers of Swedish Modernism presents his work at Bard Graduate Center Gallery

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Asher B. Durand (1796-1886), former painter of the Hudson River School. His work of the the American Landscape is shown at the Brooklyn Museum

"Domestic Animals," 1983

Forty of Romanian-born artist Saul Steinberg's brilliant drawings, along with a selection of objects from the Museum's collection in ''a city on paper'' at the Museum of the City of New York

Design life now: National Design Triennial 2006 at the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design

Fantasy and Faith: the Art of Gustave Doré, French artist, engraver, and illustrator at the Dahesh Museum

George Stubbs (1724-1806), master of portraits of English thoroughbred Horses: A Celebration at the Frick Collection

The Art of Patronage in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna at the Galerie St. Etienne

Famed photographers and video-artists showing their family pictures at the Guggenheim Museum

23 Photo & video artists offer some 45 visions of what has been happening in Israel since 2000 at the Jewish Museum

Arturo Toscanini, Italian musisian and according to his audience the greatest conductor of his era. An hommage at the Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library & Museum

Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) The Dream, 1931. At the Met.

''Barcelona & Modernity: Gaudí to Dalí'' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

What did our 19th century forebears rush out to neighborhood-bookstores to buy & devour? ''Victorian Bestsellers'' at the Morgan Library & Museum

Four Centuries of European Master Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum

The Book of Revelation, in all of its complexity, through the eyes of some of the greatest medieval illuminators at the Morgan Library & Museum

The work of the celebrated Venezuelan artist Armando Reverón (1889–1954) at the Museum of Modern Art

The Alpine Cathedral & the City-Crown: two impressive glass-constructions by Josiah McElheny at the Museum of Modern Art

Canadian photographer Jeff Wall presented his work at the Museum of Modern Art

Doug Aitken, a multimedial American artist presented Sleepwalkers at the Museum of Modern Art

Detail from "When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Cooker" (video still) by Maria Marshall, 1998. At the Met.

Works by talents as Darren Almond, Jim Campbell, Omer Fast, Ann Hamilton, & Lutz Bacher showing video & new media at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Robert Moses, the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, and other suburbs is ''remaking the Metropolis'' at the Museum of the City of New York

Sketches of costume designer Alvin Colt from the Museum's theater collection at the Museum of the city of New York

Did Louis Comfort Tiffany designed those famous Tiffany Lampshades? or did he not? ''A New Light on Tiffany'' at the New York Historical Society

Gordon Matta-Clark, famous for his "building cuts," a series of works in abandoned buildings. ''You Are the Measure'' reviewed at the Museum of American Art.

Art photo's by Photographer Lorna Simpson at the Whitney Museum of American Ar


California Gold Specimen. ©Jackie Beckett/AMNH

A Glance back, a Glance ahead
Farewell, Troubled 2006!--Looking Forward To Bright New 2007!--A New Look for Curator's Choice in 2007!--At the Metropolitan Museum of Art--NAN KEMPNER: AMERICAN CHIC--GLITTER & DOOM: German Portraits from the 1920s--LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY & LAURELTON HALL:--An Artist's Country Estate--O TANNENBAUM, O TANNENBAUM!--[Equal-Time for Menorahs?]--At the Morgan Library & Museum--SAUL STEINBERG: ILLUMINATIONS--At MoMA: The Museum of Modern Art--MANET & THE EXECUTION OF MAXIMILIAN--BRICE MARDEN: A Retrospective of Paintings & Drawings--FOCUS: PAUL KLEE--OMA IN BEIJING: China Central Television Headquarters--DIGITALLY MASTERED:--Recent Acquisitions from the Museum's Collections--At the American Museum of Natural History--GOLD: Treasure, Beauty, Power--At the Frick Collection--DOMENICO TIEPOLO (1727-1804): A New Testament--MASTERPIECES OF EUROPEAN PAINTING:--From the Cleveland Museum of Art--CIMABUE & EARLY ITALIAN DEVOTIONAL PAINTINGS--Other Frick Attractions:--At the Brooklyn Museum--RON MUECK--TIGERS OF WRATH:--Watercolors by Walton Ford--At the Jewish Museum--ALEX KATZ PAINTS ADA--At the Neue Galerie--JOSEF HOFFMANN: Interiors, 1902-1913--DIE GOLDENE ADELE & GUSTAV KLIMT:--The Saga Continues: Art-Prices Soar!--At the Whitney Museum of American Art--ALBERS & MOHOLY-NAGY:--From the Bauhaus To the New World--KIKI SMITH: A Gathering, 1980-2005--At the Guggenheim Museum--SPANISH PAINTING FROM EL GRECO TO PICASSO:--Time, Truth, & History--At the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts--500 YEARS OF ITALIAN DANCE:--Treasures from the Cia Fornaroli Collection--STARS & TREASURES: 75 Years of Collecting Theatre--At the Bard Graduate Center Galleries--JAMES "ATHENIAN" STUART, 1713-1788:--The Rediscovery of Antiquity--At the New-York Historical Society--NEW YORK DIVIDED: Slavery & the Civil War--At Galerie St. Etienne--FAIRY-TALE, MYTH, & FANTASY:--Approaches to Spirituality in Art--MODERNISM & OTHER SHOWS

"Self Voodoo" by Allotey Fatima. from: LEGACIES: Contemporary artists reflect on Slavery.

Starting in Maryhill and ending in NY
Sam, Alma, Lo & Queen Marie of Roumania!, Stonehenge on the Columbia River,Romantic Rebel Girodet, Raphael's Long-Scattered Altarpiece Not Quite Re-United, Swiss Liotard-The "Turkish" Painter, Eva Hesse at Jewish Museum, Double Shows for Beni Montresor, Napoleon on the Nile at Dahesh, Dorothy Draper's Very High Style!, Beyond Streamlined-Digital Designs of Zaha Hadid,Visiting American Landscapes Via Church, Homer & Moran, TIMELINE-Recycled Videos at MoMA, Pollock on Paper, Swiss Revenge at MoMA?, National Design Awards on Horizon, Family Portraits at N-Y Historical Society, More 19th Century American Landscapes at N-YHS, LEGACIES: Contemporary American Artists Consider Slavery, At Whitney: Calder's Circus Complete, Plus Full Floor of Hopper, Colorful Graffiti at Brooklyn Museum, MoMA & DADA, American Museum of Natural History Hosts Lizards and Snakes:Alive , Muni Art Society Awards: Gowanus Dredgers Boat Club & Katz's Deli Among Winners.


From Hatshepsut to the World of Tomorrow
Hatshepsut: Queen Becomes Pharaoh, Tibetan Buddhist Warriors, Katrina & Kara Walker: After the Deluge, Allegorical Veroneses at the Frick, Post-Modern Weds Beaux-Arts at Morgan Libe,Video-Rooms Devour Whitney Biennial-Space, Cosmic Collisions Explode at Hayden Planetarium, Byzantine-Christian Art Survives Ottoman Oppression, Bill Wegman’s Dogs at BMA, Simulated Dead Birds on Met Roof, No. 7 at Ground Zero, Cutlery on Parade at Cooper-Hewitt, Sala’s Nazi Slave-Labor Camp Keepsakes, Klee in America, Streamline & Moderne at Bard Grad Center, Aminah’s Symphonic Poem at Brooklyn Museum, Great Antiques at the Armory, Anglomania: Period Rooms & Fantasic Frocks, Fabulous Kips Bay Decorator House.


IRVING BERLIN’S BROADWAY at Lincoln Center -- Irene Castle. See: Goya to ILIJA and more.

Goya to ILIJA and more
David Smith's Steel Abstractions at the Guggenheim/MoMA Shows New Spanish Architecture/Late Goya at the Frick/Howard Pyle & N. C. Wyeth at the Dahesh/ILIJA—Amazing Na Serb Artist/Fashion in Colors Runs Riot at Cooper-Hewitt/Tantric Holy Madness at Rubineum/ MoMA Celebrates Modernist Edvard Munch/Rockefeller Family Collects Asian Art/Without Boundary: Muslimist Artists or Not?/Met Unveils Da Messina's Powerful Portraits/Sicilian Puppet Crusaders at the Met/Outsider Art at Puck Bldg/Rare Gerald Murphy Canvas at Yale.

Fra Angelico, Odilon Redon, Ed Koch and more
Angelic Fra Angelico at the Met, Clouet & Seurat: French Drawings from British Museum, Bold Milne Watercolors, Artist-Archiect Santiago Calatrava's Sculptures & Projects, Mysteries of Odilon Redon at MoMA, Ed Ruscha's Venice Biennale Big-Boxes: COURSE OF EMPIRE, Richard Tuttle on Parade, Darwin Unveiled: Evolution Explained, Glowing Medieval Manuscripts at the NYPL, Glory Days of Vaudeville at Lincoln Center, New Ad Age Celebrated in Old BJ Altman's, Mythic City Vintage Photos at City Museum Plus Lots of ED KOCH, Fanfare for Egon Schiele: Neue Galerie & Galerie St. Etienne, Japanese World War II Scenes on Kimonos at Bard, Mysterious Himalayan Devotional Arts at Rubin, Noguchi Museum Celebrates Imagery of Chess, Bregenz' Glass-house Kunsthaus at Austrian Forum, Sleek Armory Installations for Sanford Smith's MODERNISM, Christmas at Clayton: Victoriana at Henry Clay Frick's Pittsburgh Estate.

Photography and The Occult. See: "Fron Russia With Love..."

From Russia With Love, Matisse, Smithson's Floating Island and more
From Russia! with Love and Putin at Guggenheim, Agent Orange-Inspired Art at Asia Society, Vincent Draws The Line at Met, Golden Heads from Gothic Prague, Ectoplasm Photos on View at Met, Health Plans in Ancient Egypt, Iris Apfel's Rara Avis: Great Costumes!, Colorful Matisse Dream-Fabrics, Treasured Maps, not Treasure-Maps at NYPL, Original Leaves from Whitman's Leaves of Grass, Homeric Academic Master-Pieces from Paris, Memling's Flemish Faces at Frick, SAFE Trade-Show at MoMA, Oscar Bluemner's Dazzling Colors, Smithson's Floating Island on the Waterfront, Headless Scots Parson at Cohan Gallery, "Pseudo-African" Fabrics on Hewitt Sisters on Stilts, Was New York a Slave-State or City?, Jewish Identities in New Photos, Burtynsky's Astonishing "Manufactured Landscapes", Statue of Liberty in Brooklyn Museum Backyard, Sue Coe's Sheep of Fools, FOR-SITE On-site at Excelsior Ditch Camp Road!

Lee Friedlander. New York City, 1980. Gelatin silver print. 18 5/8 x 12 3/8" (47.3 x 31.5 cm) The Family of Man Fund
The Museum of Modern Art, New York.© 2005 Lee Friedlander.

From the Marquesas Islands to Manhattan
Re-Discovering Hilla Rebay on Fifth Avenue/Colbert's Container Museum on Pier 54/Dinos with Feathers on Central Park West/Dahesh Orientalisme on Madison Avenue/White Boxes of Chanel Frocks at Met/Vintage Fenton Photos of British Ruins & Royal Family/Townsend's Newport Block-&-Shell Designs/After Melville & Gauguin: Ritual Arts of the Marquesas/Sol LeWitt on Met Roof & in Madison Square Park/Lee Friedlander's America & Abroad Images at MoMA/Invented Worlds at the Whitney/Goethe's French Drawings from Weimar at Frick/Piano at the Morgan: New Construction Nearing Completion/Mark di Suvero Outdoors & Inside/Sorolla's Louis Comfort Tiffany on Park Avenue/Paramount Bldg from Reuters Tower: "Pedlock" Down Below in "Bowtie"/Andy Warhol in DIA's Beacon Nabisco Factory/Like Xanadu: Meier's Getty Center outside LA/High Hopes at Ohio's Wexner Center for the Arts. By Glenn Loney.

Surrealist painting by Max Ernst. "Celebes" 1921.Oil on canvas.49 3/16 x 42 1/2 in. (125 x 108 cm).Tate Modern, London. ©2005 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP Paris.

Ernst's "Madness" and more
Max Ernst Madness at the Met/Demand's Photos of Life-Sized-and Subsequently Destroyed-Models of Reality/MoMA's Groundswell: Landscape Architecture Makes Over Urban Ugliness/Diane Arbus' Everyday Grotesques at the Met/Immense Half-House of Mirrors at Guggenheim/Basquiat Graffiti in Brooklyn/Wild Things at Jewish Museum, Plus Jewish Salonistas/Detroit's American Masterpieces in Pittsburgh/Rare & Powerful Bronzes at Frick/Pre-Nazi German & Austrian Photos at Neue Galerie/Art & Desire in India/Glamour on Upper Fifth Avenue/Radicals in the Bronx!/Puerto Ricans in El Barrio/Cherished Possessions from New England/Telling Stories in Modern Art Modes/Recalling Tunesmith Harold Arlen/Herbert Ferber's Welded Metal-Scrap-Sculptures/Viva, Miguel Zapata's Painted Reliefs! By Glenn Loney.

Cy Twombly's Proteus, on view at the Whitney.

Tim Hawkinson and more
Überorgan at the IBM Atrium, Cy Twombly in Bergdorf Windows & Whitney Museum, Private Stock: Peter Paul Rubens’ Sketches at the Met, Discovereing Fra Carnevale through the Barberini Panels, Big Swiss Bank Corp Gives & Loans Paine Webber Collection to MoMA, Marilyn Monroe Through Many Lenses, Henry Luce’s Stacked Study at BMA, DISCO Madness at Lincoln Center, 19th Century Ethnographic Photos at Dahesh, 18th Century Beekman Coach on Central Park West, Henry Darger & Simon Sparrow at Outsider Art Fair at Puck.


NOGUCHI AND GRAHAM -- Bertram Ross, Matt Turney, Yuriko, and Glen Tetley with Noguchi set for Embattled Garden, 1958. Photograph by Sam Frank. Coutesy the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance

Noguchi and Graham Together Again
Newly Remodeled & Enlarged MoMA Has Twice as Much Space, Isamu Noguchi & Martha Graham Together Again Way Out in Queens, PETA ALERT: Lots of Wildly Fashionable Furs on View at Met Museum, Outrageous Gillray Cartoons at NYPL, Ancient Egyptian, Greek, & Roman Motifs in Priceless Castellani Jewelry at Bard, Is La Fornarina Really a Portrait of Raphael's Mistress?, Why Did the Met Pay $45,000,000 for a Stroganoff?, Viola's Violent Videos at the Whitney.
Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), painted in 1792 by John Trumbull (1756-1843). At the NY Historical Society through Feb. 28.

Aztecs, Founding Fathers, Subways and more
Ancient Aztec Art at the Modernist Guggenheim?, Chinese Grave-Robbing or Museum Archeological Excavations?, Chess Originates in Asia, What Did George Washington Really Look Like?, How Many Washington Portraits Did Gilbert Stuart Paint?, Greek Theatre Influences in America, Was Alexander Hamilton Greater Than Tom Jefferson?, Was Arnold Böcklin the First German Painter of the Grotesque?, Native American Jewelry Artists Show Their Work at the American Museum, Parents and Children Painted by John Singer Sargent, Renaissance Bronze Masterpieces at the Frick, Jenny Holzer & Iran-Contra, 100 Years of NYC Subways, Bearden at the Whitney, Noguchi Abstractions, Opulent Art Treasures from Dresden, Ethnographic Sculptures at Dahesh, Andean Colonial Silver by Native Artists.




On Being Taught How Not To Fly
by Ed Rubin
Ed Rubin testifies to the phenomenon of being physically overwhelmed while confronting "Paradise," Tintoretto’s large painting that hangs majestically in the Ducal Hall of the Doge’s Palace in Venice. This physiological experience recurred in 1980 at the Picasso retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and again in Oak Park, Illinois, retracing the steps of the young Frank Lloyd Wright. How can artists, who have long taken a back seat to scientists, politicians and religious leaders, take back the power that they so inadvertently relinquished? It is time to rethink our universe, Rubin says.





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The Arts since 9, 11

Report of 2004 Write-In by Artists of all Disciplines
Testimonies point to continued weakness in the Cultural Sector
Whether their field is visual arts, dance or music, many established artists now resort to non-artistic work. Others have left or are planning to leave the city to avoid economic hardship. By Jonathan Slaff and Delphine Veaudor, in consultation with Carolyn Sévos.

What happened to New York artists after 9, 11?
Silent victims of the tragedy
Visual, digital and musical artists--as well as actors, directors and scenic artists--were the hardest hit of all occupational groups in New York, according to this long-awaited survey. Two respected nonprofits and DowntownNYC!, a coalition of arts and businesses, surveyed over 700 individual artists. They discovered that overall earnings are down 46% since the attacks and 13% of artists who rent are facing eviction. New York is Paris-on-Hudson and its artists are the lifeblood of its economy. How could this happen without widespread notice? Surprise!...about three-quarters of working artists in the City are self employed, so they don't register on unemployment statistics. This and more dirty little secrets are revealed in a groundbreaking report.


Lucy Komisar 's travel notes

Place de Vendome Palais de Justice. Photo credit: Lucy Komisar.
The intriguing past and present of the Place Vendôme in Paris
There's a curious silence to the Place Vendôme, a sense that this 17th-century architectural gem has successfully defeated the noise and traffic of modern Paris. Yes, cars and pedestrians do move through the cobble-stones, but they seem hardly noticed by the statue of Napoleon sitting atop the bronze obelisk at the center. It's as if the elegant stone mansions that ring the square were guarding the place and fending off intruders. And inside those mansions, you can imagine whispering gossips telling the intriguing tales of the past occupants.
Albert Memorial Hall in Kensington, London. Photo: Lucy Komisar

The art of sex and politics in Paris
Paris has always been stimulating to the artistic soul and also a little outrageous. Now there are two new, edgy museums with art that pushes the most controversial boundaries - sex and politics. These exciting additions to the Paris itinerary are the Museum of Erotic Art in Montmartre, and the Palais de Tokyo near the Arc de Triomphe.

Visiting Kensington, a chic residential corner of London
Where would you want to live if you lived in London? Lucy Komisar's choice would be Kensington, an upscale neighborhood in West London, just south of Hyde Park, close enough infact to walk to the park, as well as to Royal Albert Hall, the Royal College of Music, the Albert and Victoria Museum and especially to Kensington Palace, which was the home of Diana, Princess of Wales.


Glenn Loney on the Road

THE RED SHOES GO ON AND ON--Rows of red boots as part of an art-installation at the Venice Biennale.
Photo: ©Glenn Loney 2003.

Wandering through European museums
The Winter King, Frank Ghery's Berlin AXIA, Comix in Brussels Metro, The Great Falkirk Wheel, 50th Venice Biennale, Communist Dream-Factory, Maria Callas'Stage-Jewels, Pei's New Berlin Museum Annex, Franz West in Bregenz, Berlin's Buddy Bears, Michael Mathis Prechtl, All the World's a Stage in Munich, Art in the DDR, Paris Lodron in Salzburg, King Ludwig"s Royal Train in Nuremberg, Berlin's Gay Museum

See: Loney Goes to Disney World

Loney goes to Disney World
Spiderman in 3-D, 100 Years of Disney Magic, Epcot World Tours,  Blues Bros at Universal Studios, Two Ghirardellis in Orlando,  Splashy Water-Based Theme-Rides, Cartoons Come To Life, Mousing Around Fantasyland, Eat-All-You-Want at Epcot-Germany, Zoom Through the Future,  Big Servings of Dr. Seuss, Dueling Dragons & Lost Bagels, Swim Along with the Little Mermaid, Giant Disney Dolphins & Swans, Imagineering at Work, Magnificent Monorails.

EMERGENCE OF THE CLOWNS"--Sculptural group of Koshare, ritual pranksters, formed in clay in 1988, by Roxanne Swentzell, of Santa Clara Pueblo. See: Heard Museum.

The Heard Museum of Native Cultures & Art in Phoenix
New & Improved Heard Museum, Native Americans of the Southwest, New Indian Artists & Craftspeople


Glenn Loney Overseas
FALL KINGDOM HOTEL--Five-Stars in the jungle. See: Glenn Loney's Travel Notes.

Back to Africa
Bungee-Jumping Bridge Between Zambia & Zimbabwe, Luxury on The Blue Train, Flying Low Over Victoria Falls, Five-Star Hotels Amid Dire Poverty, God-Given Zebra Photo-Op, Deserted Downtown Durban, Mugging in Cape Town, High-Rise Ghost-City Johannesburg, Cape of Good Hope Lighthouse, Ostrich-Egg Omelets, World's Biggest Hole, Kimberley Diamond Mines, Zulu's TV Shakaland, Thatched-Hut De Luxe, Brigadoon in Mpumalanga, Robber's Grave in Pilgrim's Rest, Bartolomeo Dias' Caravel Reconstructed, Wine-Tasting in Cape Winelands, Fog in God's Window, After Apartheid-South Africa's Problematic Future.

Other Select Destinations
Each summer, our Glenn Loney packs his Leica, his laptop and his luggage, heading out to scenic climes in Western Europe, South America and Asia. Here are diaries from Hanover, Paris and Brazil.

The Basilica next to Mission Dolores in San Francisco (Glenn Loney photo)
Design & Architecture
San Francisco and Palo Alto
Historical Preservation,Earthquake Protection,San Francisco City Hall,Stanford University Cantor Center.

Neo-Classical Colonnade and Statues in Potsdam Park
Neo-Classical Colonnade and Statues in Potsdam Park (Glenn Loney photo)

PART 1: AUSTRIA AND THE DDR -- Europe's Gardens & Palaces, Danger in Worlitzer Park Grotto & Labyrinth,Huge DDR Power-Plant on Display, Saxon Strongholds - Konigstein & Bastei, Stolen Quedlinburg Treasure Returned, 1200 Years of Archbishops in Salzburg, Austria's Mauthausen Death Camp, Graf Zeppelin's Blimp Museum, Bayreuth Opera-House Has 250th Birthday, Taking a Bath in Baden-Baden, Secrets of Mysterious Rosslyn Chapel. PART 2: LISBON'S EXPO '98 -- Rambling over seven hills - like Rome and San Francisco - Portugal's capital city is one of Europe's most beautiful and most unusual.


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American West in Art, Exploring the COSMOS, Maria Merian's 17th Century Flowers, Berlin's New Jewish Museum, Hanover Hall 13 for EXPO 2000, Arcimboldo's Fruity Faces, Klimt & His Women, Hopper's Americana, Chagall's Arabian Nights, Georgia O'Keeffe in the Desert, Trendy New MAX City Guides.


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All in a Day's Work: Gilded Age Sculptures, Political Ads, and Porn-Film-Interiors
ART DECO SHOWS EAST & WEST!/New De Young Museum for San Francisco/Porn-Film-Interiors Photos by Larry Sultan at SF MOMA/Orienting To Asian Art/CLAYTON: Henry Clay Frick's Pittsburgh Mansion/Gilded Age Sculptures of Saint-Gaudens/Ed Ruscha's Cotton-Puff Drawing at Whitney/Ana Mendieta's Women Images/Ornate Vases at Bard/Erotic Academic Art at Dahesh/Presidential Campaign Gimmicks at NY Historical Society/Margot Fonteyn's Career in America at Lincoln Center/Kander & Ebb and Bock & Harnick's Musical Comedy Archives Donated/Childe Hassam at the Met: Put Out More Flags!/Paris Art Deco & Ruhlmann's Genius.

GET YOUR WAXY FOOT OFF MY HEAD!--Waxy Monkey Frogs at the American Museum of Natural History. Photo: Courtesy of AMNH.
Poison Frogs and more!
Don't Kiss Poison Dart Frogs at American Museum!/Alexis Rockman's Mural: Brooklyn Drowned!/Leonardo & Caravaggio in Lombardy/Modigliani as a Jewish Artist/Brilliant Frocks by Patrick Kelly in Paris/BLUE LINKS for New York's Waterfronts/Andy Goldworthy's Rocks on Met Roof/Christo's Golden GATES for Central Park/German "Types" Photographed by August Sander/Seduction in 18th Century Costumes & Period Rooms/Corpses Preserved as Plastination/Post-Modernist Apron-Entrance for McKim, Mead & White Beaux Arts Brooklyn Museum/Matisse Masterpieces at the Met/Snapshots of Governors Island at Urban Center/Minority & Majority Brooklyn Artists Show Their Stuff.

NYC SUBWAY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION--see "Subway Centennial to SF MoMa's previews"
Subway Centennial to SF MoMa's previews
Byzantine Treasures from Mount Sinai/Dieter Roth's Studio Recreated at P. S. 1/Whitney Biennial Surprises/Arcadia & Metropolis at Neue Galerie/SF MoMA Previews Future Shows in NYC/Congresswoman Caroline Maloney at Jewish Museum/Princely Costumes of Renaissance Italy/NY Subway Centennial/Home-Sewn Needlework at NY Historical Society/Fabulous Chatsworth Treasures at Bard/New Logo for Brooklyn Museum/Mapping Architectural Genomes. By Glenn Loney.

GUGGENHEIM'S SINGULAR FORMS--James Turrell, Afrum 1. 1967. Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Orchids to Cubism and more
Stunning New Entrances in Bronx & Brooklyn/Orchids on Parade/Albert Einstein at Home/African Male + Female Images: Fertility & Family Values/Birgit Nilsson's Turandot Gown/La Scala Milan on Madison/Discovering New South Pacific Artists/Divisionism + Cubism + Futurism at Guggenheim/Singular Forms Minimalism: Less Is Even Less.

"Anatomical Blackboard", by Arshile Gorky (1943). Private colection. 2003 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
What warmed up a cold New York winter
Chuck Close's Huge Prints/Men in Skirts/No Glass on Ancient Tombs/Amazing Terracotta Sculpture-Models/Greek Myths in Italian Prints/Late Philip Guston Cartoons/Scores of Pictures of Lucas Samaras/Arshile Gorky's Ingratiating Abstractions/John Currin's Old Masters & Big-Breasted Women/Gracious Sketches of Parmigianino/Federico Fellini's Cinema Sketches/Bargue's Art of Academic Drawing/Fricso EXPLORATORIUM© Arrives at American Museum/Cutting-Edge New Arts Center for Troy/Seismic Renewal for Berkeley's Bancroft/Splendors of Cincinnati's Art Deco Union Terminal/Queen City Arts/Zaha Hadid's First American Commission/Slugger Bat-Sculptures: BATS INCREDIBLE.

SWIMMER IN THE ECONO-MIST--Detail of panoramic James Rosenquist painting at the Guggenheim. Photo: Courtesy Guggenheim Museum.
Dahesh opens at IBM Bldg; from Kandinsky to Frida Kahlo
Dahesh Museum Opens in IBM Bldg/Blockbuster EL GRECO/Prokofiev at Lincoln Center/Jay DeFeo's Monumental "Rose"/Viennese Silver on Fifth Ave/New Hall of Meteorites/MOBY Mixes Music for "Sonic Vision"/Massive Sculptures from Lost City of PETRA/Frida Kahlo's Family Tree/"Dawn of Photography" at Met/Schoenberg/Kandinsky at Jewish Museum/Romantics at the Met/Dynamic Rosenquist Retrospective at Guggenheim/World Monument Fund's Endangered Sites/"Beethoven/Berlioz" & National Music Mseum/"Reversed Double Helix" at Rock Center/George Segal on Paper at CUNY/Boucher at the Frick/American Indian Art at Met/Rare Italian Manuscripts Under Low Light.
"Paris Through the Window," by Marc Chagall. Photo courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Iraq's "First Cities" and more
Treasures from Iraq's "First Cities"/First Goltzius Retrospective—Half-a-Century Late/Manet Paints US Civil War Naval Battle/Classic Costumes for Modern Goddesses/Powerful Industrial Photos of Charles Scheeler/Roy Lichtenstein on Met Roof/Whistler, Women, and Fashion at the Frick/Dutch Renaissance Bronzes in Frick Garden Court/Elie Nadelman Revealed at the Whitney/Rudy Giuliani & Elephant Dung Portrait/MoMA German Modernism at Neue Galerie/Malevich & Suprematism at the Guggenheim/Modern Masters in Wright Rotunda/Miró Mural Hidden Behind Rotunda Wall/Blue Photos of Central Park/Harlem Then & Now/Mu Xin's Notes & Sketches from Mao's Prison/Transformations in Buddhist Images/Chocolate on offer at American Museum/The Blue Whale Returns/Art for Eternity at BMA/Pulp Art for Pulp Fiction/Touring MoMA mid-construction/Crusing the Gowanus Canal/Mayor Greets Muni Art Society in City Hall Council Chamber.

sakkos (embroidered liturgical outer garment)--see "Byzantium: Faith and Power" by Perry Bialor.

Perry Bialor

Byzantium: Faith and Power
"Byzantium: Faith and Power," an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, runs through July 4 and is a must-see. It is the first major exhibition of the Palaeologan period. Only the Met's resources and reputation could have gathered the over 350 items from 150 lending institutions and individuals from 27 countries that are in the exhibition.




Select Destinations
Each summer, our Glenn Loney packs his Leica, his laptop and his luggage, heading out to scenic climes in Western Europe, South America and Asia. Here are diaries from Hanover, Paris and Brazil.

From Cremaster: Five Points of Fellowship, 2002
From Cremaster to Leonardo, and more
Matisse Picasso in Queens/Guggenheim Cremaster Orgy/Schadowgraphs on 86th/Flora & Fauna at Morgan/Japanese Ceramics at Bard/Draftsman Leonardo/Velázquez Influences Manet/African-Americans at Met/Struth's Sterile Streetscapes/Spanish Humanoids/Vietnamese Rites & Celebrations/Art from Auschwitz on Eastern Parkway/Jews in Hollywood & New York Entertain America/1920s Women on Upper Fifth Avenue/Robot Toys at Whitney/Dahesh Moves to IBM/Diane Arbus Photos for SFMOMA/Outsider Art at Puck
ALBERT EINSTEIN TAKES A SPIN--Poster-image for Museum of Natural History Show. See: Glenn Loney''s Fall Season Roundup.

Fall 2002 Season Roundup

Sam Norkin's 60 Years of Show-Biz Caricatures/Albert Einstein Made Easy/African Origin Totems/Two-Humped Nomadic Camels As Art-Objects/El Greco from Toledo-Ohio/Whitney Trustees Spend Big Bucks on American Artworks/Autumnal Thaws at the Morgan/Avant-Architecture in Queens/Mughal HAMZA Cavorts at BMA/Vienna's Peche on 86th/Before Le Corbu Became Himself/Primal Dream Time on Park Avenue/High-Level Chinese Grave-Robbing/Colorful Ceramic Busts from Xian/Paris Fashions in Wartime/Avedon Portraits Expanded/Jewish Museum's Kafka-Maze/Lola Montez at the Met/Gottlieb's Bursts/Matton's Miniature Rooms/"Strangers" Coming to Midtown ICP.

WHAT'S THIS ON MY PLATE?--Judy Chicago sets places for Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Blackwell at her "Dinner Party." Photo: Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum of Art. See: Loney's Show Notes.

Dinner Parties for Famous Women, Bill Viola videos and more
Yoko Ono's "Erection"/Kassel's Documenta a Monster Whitney/Holy King Heinrich II/Ditto Queen Kunigunde/Cleansing Salzburg of Jews: 1215 & 1938 AD/Brilliant Bill Viola Videos at Guggenheim/Victorian Nudes Visit Brooklyn/Ludwig & Else Meidner at London's New Jewish Museum/Rare Poussin Drawings at Frick/Stolen Titian Found in Plastic Bag/Judy Chicago's Vagina Dinner-Plates Are Back/Picasso & Van Gogh Move To Astoria/Dahesh Gets New Home on Madison/Kafka & Prague on Upper Fifth/Last Days of Penn Station.




Leonardo da Vinci, Lady with an Ermine (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani), ca. 1490. Oil and tempera on panel. The Princes Czartoryski Museum, Cracow.

Ed Rubin
Leonardo Goes To Milwaukee
With "The Splendor of Poland: A History of Collecting and Patronage," critic Ed Rubin makes his Curator's Choice debut. It used to be, other than a few comments here and there, one rarely if ever heard the words Milwaukee and Art mentioned in the same breath. Beer, yes. Art, no. Well, that was yesterday. Today, everything has changed and radically so. With the Milwaukee Art Museum's spectacular new spaceage Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava, coupled with an amazing and perfectly bejeweled refurbishing of its two, long depressing and dimly lit older buildings, the museum has lifted itself one step closer to Art Heaven.

Paulanne Simmons
Head of Queen from Mid-Dynasty XII, ca. 1876-1842 B.C.

Egypt Reborn in Brooklyn
In 1993, more than 500 ancient Egyptian treasures were placed on display in the newly renovated Morris A. and MeyerSchapiro Wing at the Brooklyn Museum. That installation begins with a chronological presentation of material dating from the Amarna Period and the reign of Amunhotep IV, later known as Akhenaten, and his wife Nefertiti, through the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods. The final galleries of the 1993 installation contain a thematic presentation entitled "Temples, Tombs, and the Egyptian Universe," which explores the connection between ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and art. This April, the museum added to the original exhibition more than 600 objects from its ancient Egyptian holdings. These objects, three-quarters of which have not been on view for at least a decade, comprise "Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity," presented in newly renovated gallery space.

The Adventures of Hamza
Until recently many American didn't know the difference between Muslims (followers of Islam) and Arabs (Semitic Arabic-speaking people). Certainly there were (and, alas, still are) even fewer aware of all the different peoples who have historically made up the Islamic world, or the considerable influence of non-Arabic groups like the Hindus, Persians and Mughals. For all those who would like to learn more about the history of Asia and the Middle East, as well as enjoy a truly beautiful and arresting set of 16th century paintings, the Brooklyn Museum of Art has reunited 58 of the surviving paintings from the "Hamzanama," a Persian epic relating the adventures of Amir Hamza, an Indiana Jones figure with a missionary zeal.

AIDING A MAIDEN IN DISTRESS -- "The Knight Errant" by John Everett Millais

There's more to the Victorians than meets the eye.
Heralding the exhibition as the first "to survey the full range of representation of the male and female nude during the reign of Queen Victoria," the Brooklyn Museum of Art is hosting the exhibition's only stop in North America from Sept. 6, 2002 through Jan. 5, 2003. This gives New Yorkers four months to view the extensive collection of some 150 works ranging from painting and sculpture to popular illustration, photography and moving pictures.

The Angel Project
Closer to Heaven?
If being up high, overlooking the East River or the island of Manhattan, means that you're close to heaven and even closer to the angels, then The Angel Project, an site-specific installation conceived and directed by Deborah Warner and presented by the Lincoln Center Festival 2003, is your cup of tea. For a jaded New Yorker like myself, determined to keep an open mind and see things in a new light, the idea of making a solo journey of discovery seemed appealing, even intriguing. Hovering momentarily over the East River, on the Tramway on the way to Roosevelt Island, gazing down from high on rooftops you could never have imagined were there, or contemplating this vast metropolis from the 63rd floor of the Chrysler Building, had its exciting moments but was it the spiritual journey in search of Paradise Lost that I believe it was supposed to be? By Philippa Wehle.

Angels in New York
Deborah Warner's Angel Project consists of nine sites centered around midtown Manhattan. Audience members move through the project at their own pace, interacting neither with each other nor with the performers except to exchange a certain silent and expressionless kind of glance. There is no obvious plot, but there is a kind of graceful progression: from absence to presence, from fishing for angels to the traces that angels leave behind, from feathers to birds to people with wings. In addition, there is plenty of allegory - most of it Christian - and plenty to think about. By Ben Spatz.


Vintage Photography at the Jewish Museum and More
Midtown MoMA Closing!/MoMA Moving to Queens Swingline Factory/ Russian Avant-Garde Books at MoMA/Super-Long Exposures for New MoMA Construction/ MoMA Sculptures in Bronx Garden/Celebrating Plant Science at the NY Botanical Garden/Rare Books & Illustrations of Plants on View/Workers of the World at St. Etienne/Adrian's High Fashions at the Met/STAR WARS at the Brooklyn Museum/Jewish Life in Ancient Egypt at BMA/Greuze the Draftsman at Frick/Frick's 18th Century Mechanical Table/Vintage New York Photography at Jewish Museum/American Radiance at Folk Art Museum/Henry Dargers Obsessive Fantasies

ARE WE ALONE?--Mysterious Nebula in New Hayden Planetarium Show: THE SEARCH FOR LIFE

Star Wars and More
Star Wars™ Coming to BMA, Baseball Hall of Fame on Central Park West, Artemisia: First Great Woman Painter, Sexy surrealism at Met, Ancient Chinese Arts Excavated in Sechuan, Met Gets Head from Easter Island Via Smithsonian, Pioneer English Photographer Turner, Irving Penn's Fleshy Nudes, Mayor Bloomberg & Fake Tree in Central Park, Whitney Biennial Sensations, Blurred Images of Gerfhard Richter at MoMA, Pierre Matisse Gallery Evoked at Morgan, Asia & Japan Societies Show The New Way of Tea, WMF Saves St. David's Stained-Glass, Grandma Moses Lives Again!, Utopia and Reality: Art & Life in Sweden, Nazi Images Controversy at Jewish Museum, OK Portraits at Neue Galerie, Forgotten Nabi Charles Lacoste, Miniature Shows at Hermès, Butkin's French Master Drfawings, Nancy Graves at CUNY & Knoedler, Steonbeck Centenary Photos, Are We Alone? at the Hayden Planetarium, Vig Blocks of Plaster at Guggenehim, Emergency Over? --Big Art & Antique Shows Return To Park Avenue Armory.

HAVING A RUFF TIME!--Body Transformation at Met's Costume Institute

Couture and more
Focus on Middle East,Early Photos of Egypt of the Pharaohs,Opening King Tut's Tomb,The Mummy's Curse?,"Meeting God" at the Natural History Museum,Raw & Cultured PEARLS on Central Park West,Kuwait Loans Priceless Mughal Jewels,Glass of the Sultans at Met,Dutch Drawings: Pieter Bruegel the Elder,"Moonwatchers" at the Met,Beckford's Magnificence at Bard,Angels Aloft: Academic Religious Art at Dahesh,Oscar Wilde in Six Acts at Morgan Libe,Georges Seurat's Surrogate: Paul Signac,America's First Martha Stewart: Candace Wheeler,Surveying Giacometti at MoMA,Al Hirschfeld Draws New York City,40s & 50s Live Again at Brooklyn Museum,Grand Golden Altar at Guggenheim,Beautiful Brazil Book,Alex Katz Paints Small,Projected Images as Art,MoMA Moves to Queens.

PRECIOUS PEARLS--Lustrous colored pearls at American Museum of Natural History. See: "Pharaohs, Pearls and More."

Pharaohs, Pearls and more
Focus on Middle East,Early Photos of Egypt of the Pharaohs,Opening King Tut's Tomb,The Mummy's Curse?,"Meeting God" at the Natural History Museum,Raw & Cultured PEARLS on Central Park West,Kuwait Loans Priceless Mughal Jewels,Glass of the Sultans at Met,Dutch Drawings: Pieter Bruegel the Elder,"Moonwatchers" at the Met,Beckford's Magnificence at Bard,Angels Aloft: Academic Religious Art at Dahesh,Oscar Wilde in Six Acts at Morgan Libe,Georges Seurat's Surrogate: Paul Signac,America's First Martha Stewart: Candace Wheeler,Surveying Giacometti at MoMA,Al Hirschfeld Draws New York City,40s & 50s Live Again at Brooklyn Museum,Grand Golden Altar at Guggenheim,Beautiful Brazil Book,Alex Katz Paints Small,Projected Images as Art,MoMA Moves to Queens.

HORSE & RIDER--Both Animals and Humans can be preserved and dissected with the Plastination Process. See: "Who Says You Can't Take It With You?"

Who Says You Can't Take it with You?
Your Body Need Never Decay,You Can Always Be on Display,Preserving Corpses with plastination,anatomy art,Big Jeff Koons Comeback in Bregenz,Art & Culture Between Alps and Lake Constance.



SCULPTURE & TIME CAPSULE--Santiago Calatrava's winning design for Millennial repository at American Museum.

Newly-preserved teeth, prehistorically-preserved bones, and more
Child's Tooth & Condom in Time-Capsule,Dinosaurs with Feathers,Did God Create Fossils To Fool Scientists?,PARKETT at MoMA: Artists Make Magazines,Digital Art: Whitney "Bitstreams",Telling [Classical] Tales,Joel Shapiro on Met Roof!,Jackie Kennedy's Camelot Couture,Visionary William Blake,J. D. Salinger Letter for $22,500 at Armory.



"A DAY OF ATONEMENT" IN DC See: BMA flap and other matters.

BMA flap and other matters
"Anti-Catholic" Scandal at BMA!--Mayor Rudy Outraged!,Nude Woman Stand-in for Christ at Black Last Supper!,MoMA's "Workspheres"—Virtual Work in a Virtual World,"Pricey French Pastels—$900,00 for Manet,Manet & Goya at CUNY,Outsider Art & Art Brut,New Pavilion at AmNatHistMus & One Promised for BMA,Gursky & Josephson Photo Shows,Van Gogh's "Postman" Delivers at MoMA,Dutch Interiors: Vermeer & Delft at Met,Petersburg to Vegas: "Global Guggenheim",Jean Poyet's Magnificent Medieval Miniatures,500 Years of Drawings at Morgan,Changing Chinese Painting Traditions,Two Master Draftsmen from Parma,Basel Cathedral Treasure—Holy Heads & Sacred Foot,Saving Old Photos & Manuscripts,Russell Crowe & Gérôme's "Dying Gladiator."

You-know-who from you-know what gets a firmer base in culture and history in "Star Wars: The Magic of Myth" at Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Paulanne Simmons

Star Wars Shines at Brooklyn Museum of Art
For most Star Wars fans an exhibition entitled "Star Wars: The Magic of Myth" featuring original artwork props, models, costumes and characters from the all four Star Wars films is certainly enough to make hearts start pounding. But the Brooklyn Museum of Art, anxious to give this traveling exhibition, first developed by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, a firmer base in culture and history, has added approximately 25 objects from its comprehensive collection. These objects examine how diverse cultures have interpreted the heroic journey throughout time.


Pectoral Plaque (Breastplate) dating from the Middle Kingdom, Twelfth Dynasty, reign of Amenemhat IV. Courtesy The British Museum,The Brooklyn Museum of Art. See: "From Britain to Brooklyn--3, 000 Years of Egyptian Art" by Paulanne Simmons.

From Britain to Brooklyn - 3,000 Years of Egyptian Art
Chronicling the 3,000 years of Egyptian art is no mean task - even when you have the backing of the prestigious British Museum. But the Brooklyn Museum of Art, world famous for its own Egyptian collection, has not flinched at the enormity of the task."Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from the British Museum," which opened November 23, is a pithy and penetrating look at not only the art but also the life and afterlife of Egyptians during 30 dynasties and the Ptolemaic period. By Paulanne Simmons.


An Asian woman cabbie was the poster image of "Not on the Menu: From Asian/Pacific Islander Roots to American Reality" by Corky Lee.

"Not on the Menu: From Asian/Pacific Islander Roots to American Reality" by Corky Lee
Deep in the heart of Chinatown, photojournalist Corky Lee is hiding his tribute to the Asian Pacific immigrants of America. If you can find the Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA) on the second floor of the building at 70 Mulberry Street (meaning, you might not just stumble across it), there is a beautiful collection of over forty of Lee's black and white prints. Lee has been dubbed the "Unofficial, Undisputed Asian American Photographer Laureate," and he will be remembered as recording this people's history with a distinctive artistry and understanding. By Emily Morris.


For a selection of Glenn Loney's previous columns, click here.
CLEVELAND MUSEUM TREASURES AT MORGAN--Piazetta's "Young Man Buying a Pink from a Young Woman.". See: Summer Pleasures.

Summer Pleasures
Cleveland Master-Drawings at Morgan Library, Frick Collection Shows Smith College Master-Drawings, El Greco's 3 Jeromes & 4 Temples at the Frick, New "Discovery Room" at American Museum of Natural History, German Graphic Design Bard Center, Mies in Berlin MoMA, America Whitney, Frank Ghery's Plans & Projects Guggenheim, Salinas Prepares for John Steinbeck Centenary

BYZANTINE SPRING—Woven image of Spirit of Spring in Met's new Byzantine galleries.
Mid-Winter Browsing
Uses of the Past/Urges for the New/Met's New Byzantine Crypt/"Silent Music" from Bergamo/Scots Treasures at Frick/Century of Women Designers at Bard/Colorful "City Shops" Photos/"Guys & Dolls" on Uppere Fifth/New Scandinavia House on Park South/MoMA's Loose Ends & "Open Ends"/Sol LeWitt: Paint the Whitney Retro/Guggenheim Plot for World Conquest.

SCYTHIAN HUNT--Symbolic Scythian Golden Stag in hunting scene from 4th Century BC, on loan from Ukraine & on view at Brooklyn Museum. See: "Outstanding Fall Exhibitions."
Outstanding Fall Exhibitions
Scythian Gold at Brooklyn & Met/Russian Amazons/Hip-Hop/Edward Steichen/Barbara Kruger's Slogans/Orientalism at Dahesh/Ancient Art in Year One/Empire City Arts/Queen Victoria's Sully Portrait/Photo Poseuse Comtesse de Castiglione/New Ross Terrace at Natural History Museum.

LION HEAD FROM ROYAL TOMBS OF UR--On view at Morgan Library.
The treasures of Ur and more
Treasures of Ur/Velez Blanco Patio Reopens at Met/Met's Modern Design & Deco/David Smith on the Roof/Kaikodo: Asian Art/Russian Revolutionary Artwork in Arizona/Chase at Brooklyn Museum/Maxfield Parrish at BMA/New Ghery Guggenheim on East River/Paris 1900 World's Fair Art at Guggenheim/Goethe's Italy at Dahesh/Columbus Circle Hartford Gallery

HANDS UP FOR SOCIALISM!--1930 Propaganda Poster by Gustav Klucis, on view at MoMA's "Making Choices," as an example of "The Rhetoric of Persuasion."
"Making Choices" and more
More "Making Choices" at MoMA/Albertina at the Frick/Magnum Photos at NYHS/Patron-Collectors at Knoedler/Masterpieces of Japanese Art at Met/African Art & Oracles/Met's New Cypriot Galleries/Nazi Persecutions of Gays at KZ Sachsenhausen

LÉGER'S LEGERDEMAIN--Woman with a Cat in the Met's "Painters in Paris." See: "Whitney Biennial and More."
Whitney Biennial and more
Dulling Whitney's Cutting-Edge Biennial/Virtual Worlds of Nam June Paik/"Making Choices" at MoMA/Met Museum's Hoard of "Painters in Paris"/"Cabinet of Wonders" at BMA/BMA's "Realm of Marvels"/Cultural Change and "Roman Glass" at Bard Center/Richard Prince in Vienna/Tokyo's Mori Art Center.

NEW HAYDEN SPACE SPHERE. Photo: D. Finnin/American Museum of Natural History.
Starry visits and more
New Hayden Space Sphere/Walker Evans' Photos/Hiroshige's Edo at BMA/Breugel to Rubens at the Morgan/Riemenschneider's Medieval Sculpture/Mummy Portraits at the Met/Drop Dead! New York/Dragon Year/Brut Art/Chris Ofili's "Princess" & Virgin/MoMA & Staples.

Diana and facade of the Met's American Wing.
In case you missed...
MoMA's Modern Starts/Velásques & Watteau at the Frick/Guggenheim's Clemente Retro/Gulbenkian Treasures at the Met/75th Year of Met's American Wing/500 Years of Italians in New York/What Did Manhattan Really Cost?/Godwin at Bard/Maisner's Medieval MSS in Malibu/Saved from Europe/Kristal-Nacht & Berlin Wall/Johnson's "Fugitive Slaves" in Brooklyn/Modernism & BMA

Art & Design Bookshelf
American West in Art/Exploring the COSMOS/Maria Merian's 17th Century Flowers/Berlin's New Jewish Museum/Hanover Hall 13 for EXPO 2000/Arcimboldo's Fruity Faces/Klimt & His Women/Hopper's Americana/Chagall's Arabian Nights/Georgia O'Keeffe in the Desert/Trendy New MAX City Guides.

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Truman Little White House at Key West Navy Base. See "Key West."

Other Travel

As If Sunny Beaches and Great Seafood Weren't Already Enough
The Key West literary seminar in January 2005 will feature playwrights Christopher Durang, Terrence McNally, Wendy Wasserstein, Nora Ephron, Bruce Jay Friedman and Jules Feiffer. It's a hot ticket; the first session is already booked. By Larry Birdwell.




An evocative fine art installation, dedicated to the healing professions, a minyan of ten chairs within a scrim-paneled chamber provides sanctuary and reflection. An evocative fine art installation, dedicated to the healing professions, a minyan of ten chairs within a scrim-paneled chamber provides sanctuary and reflection.

Jewish Museum of Florida
One enters the 2007 restoration of the oldest synagogue in Miami Beach, originally built in 1929, and becomes surrounded by an airy inner-sanctuary of art! PSALMSONG, a multi- media Installation by Carol Hamoy, reveals itself as a multi-media, multi-cultural, Jewish feminist, post-modern sanctuary of fragile translucent fabric. One immediately becomes enchanted by a creation of visual poetry by artist Carol Hamoy. It's creation took three years from the first stitch to complete the work. Hamoy's work is hand-made; which she feel is enormously important in the computer era, in order for the viewer to feel the hand of the artist. By Melinda Given Guttman.

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