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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 02.16.2015 | 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 01.27.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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
Findery

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.

Why Museums Are Important

Joan Wages | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Joan Wages

After 18 years of lobbying to create a national women's history museum in our nation's capital, Congress has approved the formation of a privately funded, bi-partisan commission to study and produce a plan for the Museum.

The Prince and I Sat Down Near the Window

Daniel Maidman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I learned in it what I could from Lehmann, and from Ingres too, and from maybe-Marietta, and from Leah; the eye of each of us stares back from the painting, although only mine and Leah's are living now.

Book Review: Rendez-vous With Art by Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford

Michael Levin | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
Michael Levin

If you can't devote the next 30 years of your life to running the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but you do have a hunger to learn more about artists and works of art with which you may never have come in contact before, then you might want to read this book.

Everyone Loves Illustration Art, But Where Does One See It?

Daniel Grant | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Beyond the problem of finding the money to pay for it, most museum curators still aren't convinced that illustration art should be displayed amidst more traditional works of fine art.

Why Museums Are Very Cool and Should Be Visited Often

Paul Cantor | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Paul Cantor

It's often easier to talk about visiting museums than it is to, ya'know, actually visit them. Between work, the gym, dinner, something else always seems to comes up.

My Top 5 Inspiring Places in New York City

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Anne Pasternak is the president and artistic director of Creative Time and commissions innovative public artwork around the world. These are her fav...

The Cloisters: Escape the City in the City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.

New York City's Proposed ID Card Might Get You Into Art Museums For Free

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.24.2014 | Arts

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new initiative in New York City this month, proposing a municipal identification card that could be available to all ...

Watch 70 Deserving Girls Turn Into Prom Queens

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

What happens when GLAM4GOOD has 2 hours to help 70 very deserving girls turn into prom queens?

Here's What's Missing in the Debate Over the Frick Collection's Proposed Expansion

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The announcement that the Frick Collection on New York's Upper East Side plans to build an addition has generated some buzz and concern -- and if implemented, it would forever destroy an important part of the collection -- an exquisite garden by the world famous British landscape architect Russell Page (1906-85).

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Charles James at His Splendid Met Museum Show: Sick!

Perry Brass | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Perry Brass

One word immediately came to my mind looking at the head-turning displays of haute couture by the legendary Charles James at the Metropolitan Museum on a recent gorgeous summer Sunday in June.

Celebrating Our She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Writer, actor, and activist Maya Angelou inspired generations of women with her efforts to overcome discrimination, prejudice and abuse. A woman, who didn't speak for years in her youth, became a voice for millions in her adult life; and that voice was quite lyrical.

DS+R Scanning Beyond Fashion at the Met

Mitch McEwen | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Mitch McEwen

From x-rays to robotic scope arms, DS+R's design of the Charles James exhibit is a masterpiece of visual apparati. Seeing here becomes making.

Jay-Z's 100th Problem

Midwin Charles | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Midwin Charles

Jay-Z's 100th Problem #WhatJayZSaidToSolange is the hash tag that circulated wildly on Twitter and many social networks once news broke that Solange ...

These Historical Wedding Gowns Are A Must-See

Anne Chertoff | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weddings
Anne Chertoff

Wedding Dresses 1755 - 2014, which is open now through March 15, 2015, features some of the world's most beautiful wedding gowns, designed by the biggest names in fashion design.

LOOK: Amazing Sculptures Of Hindu, Buddhist 'Lost Kingdoms'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion

Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar are just some of the countries lending treasured Hindu and Buddhist sculptures to New York's Metropolitan Muse...

Met Gala 2014: Who Is Charles James?

Vogue | Posted 07.02.2014 | Style
Vogue

Charles James's alias was "James Shape." What better moniker could there be for a designer known as an architect of fashion and who sculpted dresses that remain as breathtaking today as they were when they were first shown?

The Armory Show Is Here to Stay

MutualArt | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The art world focuses once again on New York as the Armory Show and its satellite fairs open this week.

The Cut That Divided Jews and Christians -- and the Mystery of the Missing Circumcision in Artworks

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Art historians, curators, and critics offer extensive commentary on the minutest details and nuances of artworks but ignore the glaring and obvious falsification of biblical history.

Quick! 10 Things to See in New York Before They Close

Sharon Hoge | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
Sharon Hoge

Some of New York's must-see sites are permanent: Lady Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum and other popular sites are always here. But exhibitions come and go.