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).
What an extraordinarily delightful surprise it was to stumble upon "Tim's Vermeer" which was made with such child-like wonder that mirrors its main subject, namely the obsessive mind of a curious, mad genius. Viewing this film is akin to watching Leonard Bernstein unwittingly discover Mahler's 11th symphony.
This Spring I visited The Girl With a Pearl Earring show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It was a gorgeous sunny day, nevertheless I found myself spending many hours inside, astounded by the paintings from the Mauritshuis in the Hague, which is undergoing a major renovation.