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A Visit to Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs, On Closing Weekend

Nana Meriwether | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
Nana Meriwether

After enduring intense surgery for his cancer, Matisse was bed- and chair-ridden and could no longer cultivate works through traditional methods of drawing and sculpting. And so he picked up a pair of scissors and inevitably birthed a new medium of art.

Rewriting the History of the Black Panthers on Film

ARTINFO | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
ARTINFO

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" sets out to move against the dominant narrative of the activist group as outrageous provocateurs, presenting, through vigorous archival research and extensive interviews with members and commentators, a different and more considerate way of thinking about the legacy of the Black Panthers.

Museums Are Working On Banning Selfie Sticks To Keep Their Art Safe

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel

If you have plans to museum hop on your next vacation, be prepared to leave your selfie stick behind. Selfie sticks, which rose to popularity in 2...

Top Attractions to See (for Free!) With the IDNYC Card

Travelzoo | Posted 01.30.2015 | Travel
Travelzoo

The identification card, available to all New York City residents, was launched in January as an effort to allow vulnerable populations such as the homeless and undocumented immigrants to take advantage of city services that require a government-issued ID.

A Brief Rant on the Exhaustion of the Avant-Garde, Zombie Formalism and What Contemporary Painting Needs to Move Forward

John Seed | Posted 01.27.2015 | Arts
John Seed

There is a deep need for art that is authentic, engaged with the world and more about skill and knowledge than ego. Representation, which has been so restricted for the past decade, has vast untapped potential, and can be "progressive" in countless unexpected ways.

Sigmar Polke's 'Siberian Meteorites' Installed at Park Hyatt

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 01.23.2015 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

An arty crowd recently braved January's Siberia-like winter weather to assemble at the Park Hyatt Chicago in celebration of the installation of Sigm...

A Yoga Love Letter From New York to Paris

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

This past Sunday morning I gave a workshop on the Bhagavad Gita for my friends' yoga teacher training in Paris. It had been planned since last fall, l...

Happy Birthday To Henri Matisse, Master Of The Paper Cutout

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.02.2015 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French painter, printmaker, sculptor, and scissor-wielder extraordinaire, Henri Matisse. The Fauvist artist and original spor...

Why Louise Bourgeois' and Robert Gober's Feminist and Queer Uncanny Survive the Treachery of Art History

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.01.2015 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Two concurrent exhibitions in New York at the end of 2014 prove that the Surrealist legacy still informs some of the most vital and psychologically compelling art of the late 20th century -- as it still informs, albeit critically and via ironic realignments, a good deal of contemporary art today.

Art Fairs: Are They Eclipsing Art Museums?

Mat Gleason | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Of all the things that occurred over the first half of the decade in the arts, what will be the most impactful at the end of the decade? It is hardest to see from the middle of it all but I will take a stab.

Artsy Gifts According to Edward Goldman

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I have a secret; how not only to avoid the stress connected with holiday shopping, but instead, to enjoy it. Yes, to enjoy Holiday shopping! Are you ready? Do you have a pen and paper handy?

Paola Antonelli: Behind Design and Violence

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

At the end of each piece, we ask a question. Sometimes we get an amazing debate with the audience. Overall, I consider this a curatorial experiment. It's not a physical exhibition, but sometimes we're too tethered to physical shows. Some ideas just can't wait.

Faithful Shopper: Great Gifts

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.14.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Hanukkah is here, and it's just a few days left before Christmas --- you're running out of time to get this perfect gift, everybody! But there are still plenty of options to find that perfect item.

A Conversation with Gloria Garfinkel

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 02.07.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Gloria Garfinkel's art can be seen as a celebration of life where vibrant colors, dynamic shapes, viewer participation and the pure joy of creativity rules the day.

Every Year For 40 Years, A Photographer Snapped A Portrait Of These Sisters

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts

Nicholas Nixon was 26 years old when he began photographing the Brown sisters. It was August 1974, and he had been married to his wife Beverly (née B...

Paola Antonelli: On Curating -- A Way to Communicate

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 02.02.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Being a curator just happened. I was interested in architecture and design, and slowly, but surely, realized I became a curator because it was another way to communicate the belief that design is important and endlessly inspiring.

The Best Films of 2014: MOMA-Style

Brandon Judell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

What does an angst-ridden comedienne tackling abortion onstage and in her personal life, a closeted heir to a vast fortune with a yen for Olympic-bound wrestlers, and a concierge bedding septuagenarians have in common? They are all characters in films selected by the curators of the Museum of Modern Art.

CultureZohn: Picasso Threeway, Part III, Off the C(H)uff With Paloma Picasso

Patricia Zohn | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

I am very fond of my little dolls which are "mini-me's" and have a very special and dear meaning to me. But I like to look at my Father's works for what they are: Picasso's work and I am in awe of so many things he created.

Matisse's Cut-Outs at MoMA

Francis Levy | Posted 01.25.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Was Matisse a designer manqué? His parents's involvement with textiles and fabric design has always been considered an influence on his work. Imagine him as a student at F.I.T. with fine arts as his avocation.

Museum Selfie-ishness

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 01.24.2015 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

It's difficult to say which is worse: The fact that we seem to need to document every moment of our existence or the need to put ourselves at the center of everything.

CultureZohn: Picasso Threeway, Part II, Picasso and Jacqueline

Patricia Zohn | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Whether they look imposing, highly sexualized or catlike, Picasso's women are so specific and recognizable and so clearly part of the fabric of his inspiration and imagination.

Top 5 Contemporary Art Auctions This Fall

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Contemporary art auctions have caused quite a stir in recent years with buyers bidding record-breaking numbers. For those who want in on the action, these five fall auctions are not to be missed.

Remembering Tom Slaughter

Jim Kempner | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts
Jim Kempner

Tom Slaughter passed away on October 25th. He was a gifted artist, whose work was immediate, fun, simple, and unmistakably his own. Tom lived his life "in the brilliant light of imagined skies, where the time is always high noon or midnight."

Think Brighter With Matisse and Zimmerman

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

With darkness falling on almost every aspect of our news' lives these days, it's not irreverent to experience some joyful moments to reset the imbalance.

Women in Art: 7 Top Female Collectors

Malcolm Harris | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

When I recently asked the famed artist Marilyn Minter how she thought women could have a greater impact in the art world she simply replied, "It is time for female collectors to lean in."