Art & Museums

Charles James: Beyond Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is arguably the most anticipated exhibition of the spring season.

Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe is the first comprehensive exhibition in the U.S. devoted to the early-20th-century art movement. It’s a blast!

The newest art installation to hit Madison Square Park, This Land Is Your Land by Iván Navarro (on view thru Apr. 13), reminds us that the U.S. is a nation of immigrants.

In his heyday—the Gilded Age—Swedish artist Anders Zorn (1860-1920) was famous and revered. Check out his work at the National Academy Museum.

Asia Week, March 14-22, is nine days of fabulous excess.

Put a frame around something and hang it in public. Is this art? Ask the Museum of the City of New York’s City as Canvas: Graffiti Art From the Martin Wong Collection.

Inspired by the new exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum, The Little Prince: A New York Story, I reread Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s tale yesterday.

The 30-foot "Lego Wall" at YOTEL allows you to build your way to a free three-night-stay at the hotel, thru Mar. 31.

The pleasures of the Winter Antiques Show, like the antiques themselves, are varied and many. While I enjoy seeing dealers from all over the world gathered within the Park Avenue Armory's soaring hall, I also delight in the juxtaposition of local purveyors under one roof, their booths a distilled version of their stores or warehouses. In effect, you can tour almost all of the city's many antiques-rich neighborhoods within the space of a few hours at the show. Let's virtually visit of the some of this year's treasures, all courtesy of the vendors of New York.

Every January, without fail, when I enter the Winter Antiques Show, I think of Howard Carter, the British archaeologist and Egyptologist, who unearthed the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. I see Carter peering through a chink at the top of the stone wall separating him from the tomb’s antechamber, his only illumination a candle. “Can you see anything?” Lord Carnarvon, the backer of the exhibition, asks impatiently from behind. “Yes, wonderful things,” Carter blurts out. My sentiments exactly. And this year the “things” are even more wonderful as the Winter Antiques Show marks its 60th year, or Diamond Jubilee.


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