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An 18-Year-Old’s Painting Is Now In The Met, Because Dreams Do Come True

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 06.20.2016 | Arts

WHO JUST COMPLETED THEIR LIFE GOAL AT AGE 18? ME. AS OF 6/14/16 MY PIECE IS IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART. pic.twitter.com/18ejqWmhvV— cliff (@c...

Re-Discovering Egypt's Boy Pharoah: No Ifs, ands or Tuts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

There's the impatient saying, TUT TUT; the orchestral term TUTTI; the Olde English game TUT ball. And then of course there's our old pal King TUT. ...

Where to 'Monkey' in Manhattan

Sharon Hoge | Posted 02.08.2016 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Don't be concerned if you can't travel over for the festivities in Beijing or Shanghai which carry on throughout China for around 15 days. From culture to cuisine, there are plenty of options for commemorating the holiday stateside in New York City.

Iris Premieres at the Paris Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Orange would not be the new black for Iris Apfel, who wore that color in fur for the movie premiere of Iris last week at the Paris Theater: the brighter the better, it was practically neon, and contrasted with saucer-sized turquoise beads.

CultureZohn: An Electric, Kandy-Kolored Witch's House

Patricia Zohn | Posted 06.10.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

The supremely delightful Alex Da Corte's Die Hexe (The Witch) at Luxembourg and Dayan Gallery is surely the most engaging exhibition to emerge on the Upper East Side or anywhere in Manhattan in quite a while. It is not too late to scoop this last Easter Egg out of the basket.

First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Hit

Jim Luce | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Jim Luce

Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia Universit...

Amalia Eats Out: A Manhattan Toddler's Restaurant Guide

Joan Gage | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Joan Gage

After canvassing the neighborhood for child-friendly restaurants, Amalia has narrowed down her list of eating-out favorites to about ten. Here's her Toddler's Restaurant Guide to the Upper East Side.

Little-Known Facts From the World's Best Museums

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

We tapped the most in-the-know tour guides and experts to tease out little-known facts behind the works at the world's greatest museums

It Is Decided, The Met Can Officially Take Your Money

Posted 10.31.2013 | Arts

The Metropolitan Museum must have breathed a giant sigh of relief this Wednesday, when Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich definitively ruled in favor of t...

The Flight to Freedom

Randall Bourscheidt | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts
Randall Bourscheidt

Anyone who cares about justice, or who loves this country, cannot be unmoved by the painful images of a nation at war with itself, with a disagreement between sections of the country so profound that civil violence is the only answer.

A Tourist's Guide to New York Theater Awards Season (and the Occasional Museum)

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Kelly Kleiman

A five-day visit to New York. Six shows, half good and half not-so. Three museums. Some of this is utterly evanescent; a few items might travel if you're patient; but some of it requires you to jump on a plane and go. Herewith a guide to your trip.

A Temple of Transience At The Venice Biennale

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala On an island collapsing under stress hordes of artists, collectors, honeymooners and the business end of art convened for another bienn...

Florence: Art On and Off the Beaten Path

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.22.2011 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In a city overflowing with art and history, there are always under-appreciated works to be seen and enjoyed. Having visited this Mecca for art-lovers several times in the past, I returned for another look.

Met's Alexander McQueen Tribute Evokes Memories of a Movie

Jay Weston | Posted 07.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The gala tribute on Monday night to the late designer, Alexander McQueen, evokes memories for me both sad and unique.

Let's Bring Back: 10 Comeback-Worthy Looks From The Met's 'American Woman' Exhibit (PHOTOS)

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Today New York City's Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute will open its new exhibit, "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity." Gazing at the glamorous finery of eras past, as usual I found myself wishing back certain flourishes and trappings, from hand-held fans to white gloves to turbans.

Irving Penn, Twitter, and the Everydayness of Life

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Adam Hanft

Twitphobes complain, "Do I really care if so-and-so picked up the kids or had to wait too long for a latte at Starbucks?" Maybe we do. Maybe we should. Maybe we can.

Park Avenue's Nichibei Exchange - and the Japanese Flute

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The Nichibei Exchange tries to bring interesting people from all facets of the U.S.-Japan relationship together with a group of people who are intimately familiar with the other.

Culture Zohn: Ten Best Plus (Affordable) Treasures

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2008-12-18-zpull15bCourtesanandBlindCupidFlapprintlifted_2.jpg Make 2009 your year of getting in touch with your inner, passionate, artist as you replenish your feelings of empty pockets with a dose of cultural currency.

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Victoria Lautman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

It seems like the end of an era: Chicago's own art-collector and bon vivant Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman died last week at age 94.