Cocktails with a Curator (2022) is the book version of the Frick Collection's wildly-popular 2020-21 video series of the same title. It's definitely not the same experience as the series, but it's a good textual companion and all-around enjoyable art book.
Tag: New York
The Sleeve Should Be Illegal – A Unique New Book from the Frick
Next month, The Frick Collection and DelMonico Books/D.A.P. will publish The Sleeve Should Be Illegal & Other Reflections on Art at the Frick, a book of short essays responding to works in the Frick's collection. I was lucky enough to receive an early pdf copy, and I really liked it!
Winter at 57th St and 5th Avenue by Guy C. Wiggins at Questroyal Fine Art
Questroyal Fine Art, one of the best galleries for American paintings, recently asked me to write a guest post for its blog. I chose to talk about the gallery's recent acquisition - a New York City snow scene by Guy C. Wiggins. Check it out via this link.
The Best of the Frick Collection
I was pretty happy for the opportunity to write about some of my favorite Frick Collection masterpieces in honor of the museum's July 2020 collaboration with DailyArt. Find out which ten works I chose.
The Veterans Room: A Gilded Age Shrine at the Park Avenue Armory
New York City's Park Avenue Armory was originally a headquarters for the National Guard's Seventh Regiment. Its Gilded Age Veterans Room is a rare surviving interior by Louis Comfort Tifffany's Associated Artists.
It’s Going to Be a Big Year for My Favorite Museums
This year is going to be epic for two of my favorite museums! The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate its 150th anniversary, while the Frick Collection will begin an exciting renovation project. Learn more in my recent articles.
Christine Coulson’s Metropolitan Stories – a Poetic Ode to the Met
Christine Coulson's Metropolitan Stories: A Novel is a set of vignettes about life at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's a beautiful, whimsical poetic ode to one of the world's most significant art museums.
The Hyde Collection – Masterpieces in the Adirondacks
The Hyde Collection is a world-class art collection in the unassuming Adirondack town of Glens Falls, New York. It really was the most delightful little surprise, and I had a wonderful visit.
Exploring Buddhist Art at the Rubin Museum
The Rubin Museum of Art in New York City is all about Himalayan art - works from Tibet, Nepal, India, China, and the surrounding areas. It's a really unique and interesting place, where I learned about religion and symbolism that's very different from what I'm used to.
What Are Votives? They’re Not Just Candles.
Over Christmas break, I saw Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place at the Bard College Graduate Center Gallery in Manhattan. The show's almost over, so instead of writing a review, I thought I would tell you what votives are and what I learned about them in the show.