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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

Jacob Lawrence, whose entire epic Migration Series is now on display at MoMA, was wonderfully gifted, hard-working and fortunate. In 1941, Edith Halpert, the owner of the avant-garde Downtown Gallery, went to Harlem to explore the work of then totally ignored … Continue reading

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‘Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey’ at Columbia University

While thousands traipsed to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to view Henri Matisse’s epoch-making Cut-Outs, fewer made it to Morningside Heights to enjoy the equally charming collages of Romare Bearden. There are similarities and differences, though the works of both … Continue reading

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Every So Often, You Fall in Love With a Painting: Jamie Wyeth’s ‘Iris at Sea’

Every so often I fall in love with a painting. Most often the object of my desire is in a museum, on someone else’s wall, or too expensive, but once in a while it is within reach. So it was … Continue reading

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Leonard Lauder’s Cubist Art Collection at the Met

The eighty-one paintings by Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger and Pablo Picasso that are on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art illustrate the birth of Cubism in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century. They are the … Continue reading

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Arles Revisited

Fifty years ago, when my children were eight and ten, they, my mom and I drove from Oxford, England to Rome. We had a week to cover a thousand miles via Europe’s then old, double-lane, tree-lined highways. The trip was … Continue reading

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Family Reunion: The Red Boy (Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga) and his Family by Francisco Goya

Portraits of children occupy an important place in art history, and few are more beloved than Francisco Goya’s Red Boy, one of the Met’s iconic paintings. Manuel Osorio’s portrait, painted when he was three or four, is neither saccharine nor … Continue reading

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If you love children’s books, hurry to the Morgan Library and Museum in New York to partake in an unusual exhibit entitled The Little Prince: A New York Story. The exhibit is on view until May 27th. Bring a child. Copies are … Continue reading

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Operas, operettas, and musicals, all of which are a combination of songs, music, dance and dialogue, are an essential form of theatrical entertainment. Successful opera composers, including Verdi, Mozart, and Wagner, became folk heroes, as did their American descendants including … Continue reading

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Lunch at Le Bernardin

In 1986 when siblings Gilbert and Maguy le Coze arrived from France and opened a seafood restaurant in midtown Manhattan I rejoiced, especially after it became the talk of the town. Eight years later chef Gilbert died of a heart … Continue reading

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Inventing Abstraction: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art

Fittingly, New York’s Museum of Modern Art opened the centennial exhibition of Inventing Abstraction before the end of 2012. It is a very handsome show, full of varied and vigorous pictures celebrating a new medium that since has swept the … Continue reading

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