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Great Paintings of Women in Repose... With Cats

Susan Michals | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts
Susan Michals

Picasso. Balthus. Iconic artists. Also, big cat fans, and lovers of women. Now throw in a little chill downtime, and you've got the perfect symbiotic, painterly marriage.

Artist Interview: Danny Rolph

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 10.07.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

From October 1st to November 7th, 2015, Danny Rolph will be having his first solo show at the 532 Gallery Thomas Jaekel. Rolph has show...

Final Days for John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective.

October Exhibits

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

October is on the rise, bringing about new exhibits and gallery openings to New York City. Here's just a few exhibits on Arthena's agenda that are opening this October.

Million-Dollar Oooops!

MoneyTips | Posted 09.21.2015 | Arts

When a 12-year old boy armed with soda meets an expensive painting, guess who wins? It's not the painting, the displaying museum, or the insurance company, that's for sure.

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: John Singer Sargent, Portraits of Artists and Friends, at the Met

Perry Brass | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
Perry Brass

The Metropolitan Museum has been hosting one of the great Sargent shows this fall; it will close on October 4, and believe me if you haven't run over to see it, do.

5 Great Reasons to Make 'Museum Hack' Your Next Tour

Danny Groner | Posted 09.09.2015 | Arts
Danny Groner

It's as if a museum has been transformed into a glorious and wondrous funhouse. Each tour can be different from the next. Not only in the range of tours listed for different museums in a host of cities, but also in the delivery and messaging the tour guide expresses.

A Brief History Of People Posing For Photographs

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.21.2015 | Arts

Centuries before reality television monopolized the cultural conversation regarding fiction and authenticity -- how much is scripted, how much is rea...

Sargent, LinkedIn and the Right to Fame.

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
Michael Radou Moussou

Sargent's portraiture of London society was addressed to a large yet very selected public. We have already said that Social Media is a very broad universe and that every network has a different target.

What Life Is Like In Egypt's Nubian Society

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.22.2015 | World

Photographer Nour El Refai spent more than a year documenting life among Egypt's Nubian community, capturing daily rituals, art, meals, social g...

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

A Very Brief Food Tour of the Met

Edible | Posted 07.08.2015 | Taste

To celebrate the recent 140th birthday of New York's most magnificent museum, we selected some of our favorite food-related pieces in the Met's collection -- which is online in its entirety, so there goes your afternoon -- and paired them, naturally, with something to eat.

New York City Summer Samplings

Sharon Hoge | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Here today; gone tomorrow. Summer subsides all too soon, it seems -- taking with it this year, a number of notable exhibits on temporary view in New York City. Interrupt your summer strolls to catch these shows due to be dismantled once the season changes.

The Rewards of Rehearsal Mode: How the Creative Team Benefits

Meryl Cates | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts
Meryl Cates

I love sitting in on rehearsals. Some people have their best thoughts while in the shower, I have mine in the last row of the theater.

The Museum and Library of the Hispanic Society of America: A Hidden Gem in New York City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.

Using Objects as Evidence to Tell a Woman's Story: An Interview with Amelia Peck, Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jacqueline Bishop | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Jacqueline Bishop

At The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Peck has three areas that she is in charge of: She is the American textile curator and oversees all textiles from the earliest period of American history to the first half of the twentieth century. She makes sure that the textiles are cared for, acquires relevant pieces for the Met, and she designs exhibitions around the textiles in the collection.

The Met's New Exhibit 'China: Through the Looking Glass'

Metro | Posted 05.14.2015 | Arts

It spans three floors and includes more than 140 articles of clothing shown alongside Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, film and other objects. Yeah, it's massive.

Chinese Style, Served Over-Easy

Misha Pinkhasov | Posted 05.11.2015 | Style
Misha Pinkhasov

Fashion should be fun, glamorous and all the things this show is. But in the end, the show has too much Vogue and not enough Met.

Becoming a Bolder Audience

Meryl Cates | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Meryl Cates

When a performance can happen anywhere, the audience experience is gloriously undefined. No stage, no seat number, there's freedom to engage in the work. But as audience members, sometimes we don't.

Warming Into Spring;Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Jill Lynne

After an arduous winter, New Yorkers are dancing-in-the-streets; colorfully clad, out-&-about, popping into social, cultural and charitable events.

Opera Is Dead?

Alan Fletcher | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
Alan Fletcher

Recent catastrophes like the lockouts in Minnesota and Atlanta at least brought to the fore questions about how to fund these organizations, what can be cut and what can't be cut, what one community can manage (rather than a cookie-cutter approach), what a community needs and thus will stretch for.

The Moment Trumps the Selfie

Lisbeth Darsh | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisbeth Darsh

Some part of me wants to tell people to stuff their phones in their pockets and stand in front of an incredible piece of art and just be. Breathe and feel what the art brings forth in you. All of the emotions are not comfortable, but they're important to feel. Or at least I think so.

Re-NEW-all:Cultural New Year Catch-Up;January 2015

Jill Lynne | Posted 03.21.2015 | Arts
Jill Lynne

It is important to have that daily pause -- to meditate and tune out -- turning inward for insights and centering. However an extended period of Re-NEW-all -- disconnecting to re-connect in a more meaningful manner -- revitalizes one, body and soul.

Luxury: Excellence vs. Excess

Misha Pinkhasov | Posted 03.08.2015 | Style
Misha Pinkhasov

Luxury is bound up with notions of leadership, innovation and justice. Luxury can inspire both desire and disgust. One of the most emotional of industries, luxury is an important subject, both for luxury brands and the society that variously reveres or rejects them.

That Holiday Feeling in NYC

Findery | Posted 02.22.2015 | Travel

If you've never visited New York City during the holidays, put it on your list. Right now. There are few places in the world that feel as "Christmassy" as New York.