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The New American Garden: The Uncertain Future of a Great Legacy

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 10.23.2015 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Landscape architecture is an innately ephemeral art form and a new exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. provides opportunities to examine a body of work, explore its significance and ponder its future.

Public vs. Private, Who Wins?

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

The complexity of the state of museums has also been described as the hybridization of the public and private museum.

The Rise of the Private Museum

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

On June 24, 1915, Frick sat in his office, located in his mansion on E. 70th street, contemplating his legacy. Frick, a Pennsylvania native, was considered to be "one of the most hated men in America."

New York City Summer Samplings

Sharon Hoge | Posted 07.04.2016 | 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.

Ten Magnificent Paintings on View at the Frick Collection in "Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery"

Susan Eley | Posted 03.22.2015 | New York
Susan Eley

My father, an avid and passionate reader, is a man of lists. He has lists for the 50 top books of fiction, the top 25 non-fiction books, the 10 greatest movies of all time and more. But the one that I consult most regularly is his list of five criteria for great fiction.

2014's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

This year there was a cultural shift that saw landscape architecture and its practitioners achieve an unprecedented level of visibility and influence.

That 'Temporary' Frick Garden - It Was Created to Be Permanent

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In a bit of revisionist history, the garden at the Frick Collection designed by the world famous British landscape architect Russell Page (1906-1985) and once hailed by the New York Times as one of his "most important works," has been downgraded by museum officials to nothing more than an interim land use.

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).

Calling All Book Nerds: Here's Your Chance To See 'The Goldfinch' Painting In Real Life

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Recognize this dreamy, sullen bird? Come on, book nerd, this 17th century Dutch painting is just calling your name. The answer? Why, it's the g...

Jesus in Jewish Art: The Missing Pieces

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

Artworks commonly Christianized Jesus, his family and close followers while omitting their Jewish identities. This phenomenon contributed significantly to the historic rift between Christianity and Judaism by picturing Jesus and Jews as separate.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Judaism in Medieval and Renaissance Art

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

In every gallery I was surrounded by paintings that featured a cast of characters and lavish settings that bore no resemblance to the world that Jesus and his followers inhabited. Every wall greeted me with blond, fair-skinned European figures.

Another Look at 'Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings From the Courtauld Gallery'

Elizabeth Insogna | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Insogna

One has a sense that as we move closer and more connected globally, we're nostalgic for the variance that make each country's artistic expression all the more appealing.

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums, Part II

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Here are more of my favorite places to find unique gifts, home décor and more, at some of the unique and amazing sites in New York City.

Big News For NY Van Gogh Fans

Posted 04.06.2012 | Arts

East coasters rejoice, after 40 years in California one of Van Gogh's most iconic portraits is taking a trip to New York. "Portrait of a Peasant" will...

PHOTOS: Picasso's Drawings Travel The US

Posted 06.01.2012 | Arts

Picasso's iconic works are embedded permanently in our collective art memories, yet there are so many pieces just as mesmerizing and innovative which ...

Summer Nights (and Days) of Art

Artlog | Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts

New York comes alive in the summer -- the days are full of concerts, festivals, and events, and the best part is that many of them are free.

From Carnegie Hall to the Frick: A Week of Cultural Discoveries

Howard Kissel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

The past week has truly been one of discoveries, bookended by great performances led by James Levine.

Frick Collection Doesn't Frickin' Get It

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Wren Collins

The Frick Collection does not admit children under the age of 10 (though it says nothing about admitting those under the age of two) and its young educational outreach programs are geared only to middle school students and older.

New York Museums For Every Day Of The Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Big Apple's bevy of museums enable New Yorkers to be on the cutting edge of art and culture at all times. But when are the best times to go to e...

The Art of the Steal: Betraying Dr. Albert Barnes and Future Generations

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Celebrated among aesthetes, the Barnes Foundation comprises a private collection groaning with manifold treasures among which are found African sculptures, Asian prints and Native American ceramics.

The Frick Young Fellows Ball: Helping Keep the Arts (and a Good Excuse to Wear a Gown) Alive

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

The highlights of my evening included indulging in the food, from caviar to pigs in a blanket; spotting Blackstone founder Steve Schwarzman; and dancing to the Ting Tings in front of a David.