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GLENN LONEY'S MUSEUM NOTES
CONTENTS, October 2009
Caricature of Glenn Loney by Sam Norkin.
HUNDRED YEARS OF HUDSON UP THE RIVER!
Rare Books Pay a Visit to Manhattan for a 600th Anniversary!
Don’t Judge a Red Book by Its Cover?
Architectural Phantasies Hidden Away at the Met Museum!
Lincoln & John Brown on Central Park West:
Half a Century for the Guggenheim, also Lincoln Center!
Feminist Jewish Artists Confront Orthodoxy!
From Ceramic Clays to Kaolin Porcelains:
Celebrating the Arts in the Former B. Altman Building:
WHAT'S SHOWING WHERE
YEARS OF HUDSON UP THE RIVER!
What was Henry Hudson really like?
Some New York Museums & Libraries are
delving deep into dusty Archives to celebrate the 400th
Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s entrance into the Harbor of what would
soon become Nieuw Amsterdam & his successful navigation
of the North River with his historic vessel, The Half Moon.
Although Hudson was an English Sea Captain,
he was in the employ of the Dutch East India Company,
so the young city that would soon rise on the harbor was not initially
named Manhattan. But Hudson was honored, when the North River
was renamed the Hudson River.
Curiously, in the several exhibitions concerned
with Hudson & the Dutch who settled here, there is little to be
learned about this Intrepid Explorer himself.
Early maps of lower Manhatten
Mapping New York’s Shoreline--now
at the NYPL--displays not only remarkable & rare maps of the actual
shorelines of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, & The
Bronx, but also a Chronology of Views of what had been constructed
or developed along the shores, beginning with Hudson’s discoveries.
These are drawn from the Public Library’s
considerable Print Collections & its Map Treasures, which
are said to now number over 400,000. A Bonus
for visitors to this free exhibition is a large Six Fold Souvenir
with various Historic Maps & Drawings reproduced!
In case you don’t know what the Dutch had
to offer America in the early 17th Century, Russell Shorto’s
recent history, The Island at the Center of the World,
will give you some idea: we could all be Speaking Dutch
today, had the English not displaced them…
ARTIFACTS -- PhotoCollectie Gemeentemuseum DenHaag
But you can actually see some Dutch
Art & Artifacts, inspired by the Inventory left
behind by Margrieta van Varick--Varick Street preserves
the Family Name!--at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery.
Thanks to the World Wide Colonial Explorations
of the Dutch Merchant Fleet, Frou Van Varick had lived in Malacca
before she & her Pastor Husband arrived in what was Vlacke
Bosch, now Flatbush.
Dutch Days, 5 Boroughs
She set up shop in Brooklyn, with
an astonishing array of goods from Asia & from Europe. The Bard
Show suggests the Wares she had to sell, as well as the Treasures
she kept at home. In effect--as so little was known about her--the Inventory
of Her Goods has proved the Key to Unlocking the Past.
You may call them Dutch or
Hollanders if you will, but they are really Netherlanders
& they want to share some of their Art & Culture with
New Yorkers with 5 Dutch Days, 5 Boroughs which will run
from 12-16 November.
In fact, the Netherlands Government has
lent Vermeer’s "Masterpiece," The Milkmaid, to the Metropolitan
Museum for the Autumn Celebrations. They sent only one Vermeer, but
in a time of Terrorism & Insane Insurance Charges,
it’s amazing they sent anything other than his Palette & Brushes…
It turns out that The Milkmaid
is a kind of Soft Core Delft Porn, painted on commission for
a Dutch Nobleman who--as others of his Ilk & Time--found
images of subservient & potentially available Servant Girls
quite a Tease!
You can hear this Info on WQXR--now
moving to Public Radio, FM 105.9--from a Met
Museum Expert, possibly hoping for Increased Attendance?
This is a rather small canvas, so one hopes no one gets injured in the
Crush of Prurient Art Lovers, hoping to catch the
Provocative Naughtiness beneath the Milkmaid’s placid
Some years ago, most of Vermeer’s great
works--there’s not just one that’s a Masterpiece!--from
the Rijksmuseum & other Dutch Musea
were here On Loan. At the time, I thought this would be the last time
these Priceless Paintings would ever cross the Atlantic…
Fortunately, the Met has its own Vermeers--as
does the Frick, who didn’t loan them to the Met for this show--so the
small scale Milkmaid canvas doesn’t look too lonely on
the wall. There is even another wall plastered with reproductions of
all the Vermeers!
What would some of these Masterpieces have
looked like, had Vermeer had a Window on the other
side of his Chamber? The soft light comes from a high window on the
left…(top of page)
Rare Books Pay
a Visit to Manhattan for a 600th Anniversary!
Anno Domini 2009
seems to be a year crammed with Anniversaries!
Not only Henry Hudson & Watteau, but
also the University of Leipzig, which is 600 Hundred Years
The Saxon City Fathers had to ask
the Pope’s Permission to create their world famous University.
Imagine what would happen if Southern Methodist or Ohio Wesleyan
had to petition the Vatican to set up shop!
Goethe once wrote: A little Learning
is a Dangerous Thing.
In Medieval Times, the Church had
to ensure that there wasn’t Too Much Learning spread
abroad--especially Reading & Writing for the Serfs
& Vassals. For Centuries, only the Clergy could read
the Holy Bible, interpreting it for the Masses
at the Masses…
What is amazing among the Priceless Rare
Books & Manuscripts from Leipzig--now on loan at the Grolier Society--is
the actual manuscript of the Oldest Surviving Greek Text from
the New Testament: the Codex Sinaiticus!
So named because it was previously preserved
in St. Catherine’s Monastery, near the foot of Mount Sinai,
which Your Scribe recently visited, not knowing the Codex
had been removed to Leipzig.
[Codex Inspired Observation:
For all those Christian Fundamentalist Fanatics--who insist that
"Every word in the Holy Bible is the Revealed Word of God!"--it should
be remembered that English was not the First Language
of the Old Testament Prophets nor of Jesus’ Disciples!]
Important Historic Works of Judaica
& Islam are also on view--in addition to the impressive
manuscripts dealing with Christianity--but these are only
a few of the Leipzig Library’s riches.
I was astonished to see a segment of the
famed Ebers Papyrus, written on medical matters, but also
important in dating long forgotten Pharonic reigns. This dates from the 16th
Dr. Ulrich Johannes Schneider--the
University Librarian--has accompanied these Treasures & has been
giving explanatory tours of the Rarities on view.
Dr. Schneider has edited a magnificent
& richly illustrated Catalogue, also titled In Pursuit
of Knowledge, which can be purchased at the exhibition.
Or ordered from Grolier…
If you are not able to visit the show,
but you are fascinated by Historic Manuscripts, you will surely
want to have this handsome volume.
Even if you visit Leipzig in the near future,
you won’t be able to see all these famed manuscripts together in the
same room as you now can at the Grolier Society.
What you will see first from the train
as you arrive--either from Berlin or Dresden--is the University’s great
Modernist High Rise, shaped like an Open Book! This is
your destination for the Knowledge of Antiquity…
[But don’t miss a concert by the Gewandhaus
Orchester, conducted in the DDR Days by Professor
Kurt Masur, who later emigrated to the New York Philharmonic.
[Another world famous Musical Monument
is the St. Thomas Church, with an impressive statue of Johann
Sebastian Bach outside. Bach was the longtime Kantor
here. The justly celebrated Boy Choir, the Thomaner Chor,
is famed for its Bach Motets.] (top of page)
a Red Book by Its Cover?
is also Visit Worthy & an important Culture City of Europe,
but one of its Rarest of Books was locked in a Bank Vault
for decades, never to be seen. Now, however, the book itself & the
remarkable facsimile that has been digitally created
from it is now on view here in Manhattan at the Rubin Museum!
This is The Red Book, called
his Liber Novus, by C. G. Jung, the noted Swiss
psychologist. Some scientists doodle creatively, but Jung
began seeing Mandalas in his dreams & drew them in
color, even though he had no grounding in Tibetan or Himalayan Arts
The Rubin Museum is a Treasure House of
Mandalas & sacred images of Hindus, Jains, & Buddhists, so it’s
an excellent setting for showing the actual Red Book &
the remarkable facsimile of the Liber Novus.
Jung descended into his Unconscious,
having such remarkable & even terrifying visions that he was impelled
to record them in Surreal & Symbolic Drawings & texts
that seem to have a Life of Their Own. Out of these Metaphysical
Experiences, Jung developed his theories about Archetypes,
the Collective Unconscious, & the Process of Individuation.
If you think you have Been Here Before,
you may find some clues in Liber Novus…
Some Opinion Maker over at The
New York Times--the "Paper of Record"--has called The
Red Book "The Holy Grail of The Unconscious." So its Inspirational
Enablements--the Book, not the Times--will
be explored in a series of Red Book Dialogues, featuring
such Celebrity Intellectuals as John Adams, David Byrne,
Kathleen Chalfant, Andre Gregory, John Patrick Shanley,
Cornel West, Robert Thurman, father of Uma,
& Gloria Vanderbilt, mother of Anderson Cooper!
One look at The Red Book
& you’ll understand why Dr. Freud & Dr. Jung followed
different paths in unlocking the Secrets of the Unconscious…(top of page)
Phantasies Hidden Away at the Met Museum!
One of the most unusual exhibitions I’ve
seen in months is hidden away at the Met Museum, in a small ante
room at the foot of the stairs, on the Mezzanine Level of the
Contemporary American Gallery. It may be difficult to find, but the
Architectural Drawings & Fantasies created by Pablo Bronstein
Bronstein "The Museum Nearing Completion 2009"
One strange work shows the Met’s Temple
of Dendur on a raft floating down the Nile, destined for Fifth
Avenue, where both the Temple & Bronstein’s Haunting Vision
are on view. Not in the same room, of course…
The Met’s famed Neapolitan Christmas
Tree is reworked in another drawing, but the Met Museum itself
is immensely celebrated in a wide spanned work showing it Under
It looks positively Palladian…
Bronstein has included those four Uncarved Blocks of stone
atop the four sets of columns on the façade.
I suggested it would have been amusing
had he shown, instead, the Four Sculptural Groups that had been
originally designed for those blocks in the McKim Meade, & White
[The first time I became aware what should
actually be up there was when I was watching the Broadway Musical, Annie.
[From the Salon of Daddy Warbucks’ Mansion--just
across Fifth Avenue from the Met Museum--both Annie & her Audiences
could see the Original Façade Elevation as designed.]
Instead of having Individual Press Previews
for each new Exhibition at the Met, two, three, or four different shows
are being Unveiled Simultaneously.
In addition to Pablo Bronstein, there was
a remarkable display of the Scroll Drawings & Calligraphies
of Luo Ping--appropriately enough titled Eccentric Visions--as
well as a huge show of Famed & Familiar American Paintings showing
How Ordinary Americans Lived, especially in the 19th
Bingham "The Jolly Boatmen"
If you are a Museum Fanatic, you
will surely have seen many of these "Iconic" canvases before, not only
at the Met, but at the Brooklyn Museum, in Philadelphia, in DC, in Baltimore,
in Cleveland, in LA, or even in Bentonville, Arkansas,
where Wal Mart Heiress Fay Walton has her Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art.
There are 100 canvases by such Native
Talents as Peale, Bingham, Copley, Mount, Homer, Eakins, Sargent,
Cassat, Chase, Bellows, & Sloan. As this show is not about American
Greatness, there is no Portrait of Washington, by
But he is not excluded: Stuart’s charming
portrait of two young girls is on view. But this was a Commission for
the Fosters of Dublin, so how can it be an American
Other new Met shows of interest include
many of the People Oriented photos Robert Frank made on
his Year Long Cross Country Photo Safari, for his book The Americans.
This is On the Road Overkill, but not in the Jack
Kerouac Mode. Actually, some of Frank’s photos shown here are
Iconic. In any case, he severely limited the range of
images he ultimately used in his book.
The Met is mounting more small scaled shows
from its own Vaults, other Museums, & from Private Collectors. Not
a bad idea, with declining Endowments…
Watteau "The Union of Comedy and Music"
As for Watteau, Music, & Theatre
at the Met, this is inspired by another Anniversary, an occasion for
spot lighting some quasi familiar Commedia Images. But
Watteau at the Frick is only one of a number of French Artists,
including Boucher, Delacroix, Fragonard, Liotard, Millet, &
Boulee "Fantasy Library"
Watteau is also represented at the
Morgan Library, with a delicate sketch of a Temple of Diana.
Not as wide ranging as the Frick’s survey of French Drawings, some of
the same talents are nonetheless included: Boucher, Fragonard,
Jean Louis David’s precise
draftsmanship shows in a pristine study for a Neo Classic Masterpiece
now at the Met.
The most breath taking of these historic
images is Etienne Louis Boullée’s Interior of a Library,
which seems like an almost endless Neo Classical Version of either a
Fantasy Roman Temple or a Washington DC Subway Station.
As for the Contemporary Art of Pakistan,
there will be no danger of Museum Looters if Karl Rove
& Dick Cheney ever decide to have Halliburton attack those who give
Shelter & Support to the Taliban… Several of the works
looked like American Inspired Post Modernist Conceptual Knock Offs.
This year, Sergei Diaghilev’s
Ballets Russes has its 100th Anniversary!
Not only is there a major Ballets
Russes exhibition in the Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library,
but Ana Tzarev has also showcased its Heritage
with a show of little known Russian Scenic & Costume Designers
who carried on its Visual Innovation from the 1920s through the
The Morgan Libe & Museum has just launched
four new shows, but one of them looks like a Veiled Promo for
the forthcoming movie of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things
Nonetheless, it’s interesting to see the
Gestation Process of this famed fable: it began with Wild
Horses, rather than Monsters. Early on, Sendak feared
he was trying to force the story before its Time…
William Blake drawing
In honor of Puccini’s 150th
Anniversary--his Birth, not his Death, the Morgan has mounted an
intimate exhibition including his musical sketches of Madama Butterfly
& La Bohème. Posters & Programs, personal
letters, souvenirs: the Morgan’s collections are rich in such materials.
Even more impressive than the Puccini Materials
are the Morgan’s priceless holdings of William Blake, poet, philosopher,
water colorist, engraver, & General Genius. Among the 100+
artworks on view are 21 water colors for The Book of Job
& 12 for John Milton’s L’Allegro & Il Penseroso.(top of page)
John Brown on Central Park West:
It’s also the 150th Anniversary
of Abolitionist John Brown’s doomed Raid on Harper’s Ferry, now
best remembered in Julia Ward Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic,
with the quotable "John Brown’s Body lies a mouldering in the grave…"
This interesting if small scale & low
light exhibition at the N Y Historical Society complements the Slavery
in New York panels in the Henry Luce Archival Center,
both of which salute Abraham Lincoln’s 200th Anniversary,
also celebrated at the NYHS.
All of these exhibitions profit immensely
from the Gilder Lehrman Collection of original Documents of
American History, formerly housed at the Morgan Library, but
moved to Central Park West when the Morgan was Post Modernized.
Although Lincoln visited New York City
only five times, his first, the famed 1860 Cooper Union Address
gave him National Recognition.
This NYHS installation has many original
Lincoln penned documents--most of which are now faint & difficult
to read--which are immensely enhanced by impressive graphic constructions
that help put all into context.
New York City profited immensely as a major
provider for the Union Troops in the Civil War, but it
was also a center of "Copperhead" support for the Confederacy!
Behind a fanciful cut out construction of a Saloon Bar stand four of
them, including August Belmont, Frederick Law Olmstead--creator
of Central Park, & Samuel Finley Breese Morse, inventor of
the Telegraph! Who would have thought such men would have backed the
Wrong Horse? Didn’t Belmont have a Race Track?(top of page)
Half a Century
for the Guggenheim, also Lincoln Center!
The Guggenheim Museum is celebrating
its 50th Birthday this Autumn, but so is Lincoln
Center, built on the site of the Slum that inspired West
Side Story! Talk about a year of Anniversaries! In fact, Wednesday,
21 October, will be a FREE DAY at the Guggenhiem, in honor of
This could be just the day to check out
its wildly colorful Chronology of the Art works of Vasily Kandinsky,
almost the Core of the Guggenheim’s Collections, even
its Reason for Being.
For Your Scribe, however, even more interesting
were the photos of Kandinsky & Gabriele Münter, during
their time together in Murnau, in what the Locals called the
"Rus Haus," referencing his Origins.
Way back in 1958, I taught two semesters
in Murnau for the University of Maryland Overseas. One of my students
pointed out Münter’s charming Chalet Style Home,
but I had already come to know her work in Munich. Murnau & Bavaria
were favored subjects, as they lay ready to hand.
The Rus Haus was not then,
as it is today, a Münter Museum. But I introduced myself
to the Housekeeper--to whom the house seemed to have been left--who
permitted me to photograph the artworks & the comfy interiors, including
a wonderful wooden staircase, carved & decorated by Kandinsky himself!
It may seem unfair that Gabriele Münter
is so little known in the United States, but that’s a function of where
most of her canvases & sketches are preserved.
The early artist years of Georgia O’Keeffe,
oddly enough, were not all that well known either, even in her own country.
For some Art Curmudgeons, Woman’s Place was in the Home--except
for Mary Cassat.
They weren’t really ready for Women
Painters nor for Abstractions, but the O’Keefe Abstractions
now at the Whitney are riotously, sensuously, colorfully Wonderful.
Perhaps O’Keeffe’s Tragedy is to be thought
of as That Woman who paints Flowers like Vaginas &
Bleached White Steer Skulls out there in the New Mexico Desert…
Night Over Taos & all that…(top of page)
Artists Confront Orthodoxy!
If you are a Gentile, you
really cannot say of the new show at the Jewish Museum that:
"It’s all Greek to me!" You may know little of the Orthodox
Canon of Religious Holidays, the Appropriate Rituals,
the Proper Garbs for Men & Women, but you will soon learn
a lot about them. Even as Contemporary Jewish Artists are trying to
Update or even Subvert some of the Traditions.
Allan Wexler - Gardening Sukkah
Just as Aristotle--a Greek, not
a Hebrew--referred to "Women, Slaves & other wholly worthless
Beings," so also have Women been treated as somewhat Second Class
in the Patriarchal Religion of Israel.
Traditionally, Women may not testify in
a Halakah Court, as their testimony lacks the Validity
& Credibility of Men’s Swearings. Aristotle would surely have approved…
But not the Feminist artist Helène
Aylon: she has created in wood an actual Court--titled All
Rise--for administration of Feminine Halakah!
This is, as yet, a Theological &
Moral Impossibility: Unacceptable to Orthodox Rabbis & the Lubavitchers,
though there’s No Telling what Reform Jews may eventually Innovate…
How about Rachel Kanter’s Fringed
Garment? This is another Feminist Statement, although
one made in Fabric, not in Words. Kanter has combined
a Woman’s Apron with a Man’s Prayer Shawl, traditionally
only worn by Males…
Several Millennia ago, the
Jews in Israel & Judea were primarily an Agricultural People,
so celebrating a successful Autumnal Harvest was a Major Festival,
known as Sukkot, which even today lasts an entire week.
But you are not supposed
to eat the fruits of your Harvest Inside: the whole family
has to be Outside, in Nature, in the Sukkah booth.
That’s why so many homes in Brooklyn have those odd structures on the
balconies of their homes.
Whether the Harvest Food they eat
was actually grown in their back yards–or was purchased
at Gristede’s--is not really that important. But the Tradition
Allan Wexler has designed &
built a Gardening Sukkah on wheels, completely outfitted
with Gardening Tools, wooden table & benches, Kosher dishes:
this is something that one could use all year round in the backyard!
Actually, it is so well imagined &
designed that it looks like it was just made from a Home Depot
build it yourself Kit! (top of page)
Clays to Kaolin Porcelains:
The Vienna Porcelains at the Met
are interesting, both because of their Historical Associations &
their Consummate Artistry. Actually, the Du Paquier Porcelain
Manufactory was only the second--after Meissen--to
be able to make fine Bone China from Kaolin rather than
from lesser clays. Royal Nymphenburg in Munich came afterward.
These beautifully modeled & painted
China Artworks were favorites of the Habsburg Court, as well
as with other Aristocrats. Eventually, the Austrian State took over
the factory, for the Porcelains made impressive gifts to other Courts.
That was already the case in the Fontana
Workshops in Urbino, some two centuries earlier, but the Renaissance
Era Princely Gifts were made of richly decorated tin glazed Ceramics,
Judgement of Paris
Those Maiolica objects now
on view at the Frick are notable for the intricate Grotesques
used to decorate the rim of a splendid Dish, the surfaces of
a Basin or Wine Cooler, & the sides of elegant Snake
But the Grotesques are only framings for
elaborate Central Images, Classical & Mythical. The Basin features
a Battle of Elephants, commissioned by the Duke of Urbino as
part of a gift of a Maiolica Service to King
Philip II of Spain.
The Dish displays a splendid Judgment
of Paris, with Nude & Buxom Goddesses.
Two of the four handsomely decorated Vases
on display have central roundels that--despite the Official Descriptions--seem
to depict in their backgrounds Renaissance Concepts of the Tower
of Babel. Or is this just My Imagination? (top of page)
the Arts in the Former B. Altman Building:
The CUNY Graduate Center used to
be on West 42nd Street, across from Bryant Park &
the NYPL. Its ground floor gallery was a kind of Open Mall
that ran from 42nd to 43rd Streets, with Daily
Walk Through Traffic estimated in the Hundreds, if not the Thousands.
Your Scribe was involved in a New
York Theatre & the City mall show, as well as an exhibition
of my Performing Arts Posters from the three Baltic Republics:
Latvia, Estonia, & Lithuania. There was also a show of Swedish
Theatre Posters that I had collected & curated.
Now, CUNY is resident in what used to be
the B. Altman Building on Fifth at 34th.
There is a major Art Gallery on the ground
floor on the Fifth & 35th corner. This is named the James
Gallery, with a variety of Art Forms & Installations on view.
Experimental does not begin to describe some of the shows…
Silent Pictures closes this
week, but the free catalogue should still be available. How about Abstract
Comic Strips--sequences of unrelated abstract artwork--or Wordless
Last Autumn--with changing artists on view
two weeks at a time--PEOPLE WEEKLY provoked a variety
of responses, but Art Spiegelman’s "What You Wish For,"
Breakdowns, 2008, certainly touched a Nerve.
Some of the Individual Artist’s Poster
Like folded announcements are still available--if you can find a time
when the Gallery is actually Open…
There is also a ground floor gallery that
most visitors miss--even the students--because it is in a long Side
Hallway leading to the Martin Segal Theatre & beyond.
Recently it had a remarkable Drawing
& Photo Chronology of nearby Murray Hill, from
the time of the Revolutionary War to the present.
If you can still remember that Broadway
play, The Small War on Murray Hill, you
would have especially appreciated the drawing of Mrs. Murray
entertaining all the British Officers, while our Revolutionary
Officers escaped via the East River!
Remarkable to see all the Changes
over the Centuries!
Now the Hallway or Corridor is filled with
Alan Turner’s curious drawings of Box Houses,
from his Itineraries. (top of page)
At the American Folk Art Museum:
[45 West 53rd Street/NY, NY
10019/Phone: 212 265 1040]
THOMAS CHAMBERS: American Marine
& Landscape Painter [1808 1869]
[Closing 7 March 2010]
[Closing 6 September 2010]
HENRY DARGER & THE COLORING
[Closing 13 September 2010]
At the American Museum of Natural
[Central Park West @79th Street/NY,
NY 10024/Phone: 212 769 5100]
NEW COLLECTION OF DIAMONDS
[Now on Display in Morgan Memorial Hall
At the Ana Tzarev Gallery:
[24 West 57th Street/NY, NY
10019/Phone: 212 586 9800]
HOMAGE TO DIAGHILEV’S ENDURING
Rediscovered Gems of the 20th
[Closing 7 October 2009]
At the Asia Society:
[725 Park Avenue @70th Street/NY,
NY 10021/Phone: 212 288 6400]
HANGING FIRE; Contemporary Art
[Closing 3 January 2010]
At the Bard Graduate Center Gallery:
[18 West 86th Street/NY, NY
10024/Phone: 212 501 3000]
DUTCH NEW YORK BETWEEN EAST &
The World of Margrieta Van Varick
[Closing 3 January 2010]
At the CUNY Grad Center Gallery:
[365 Fifth Ave@34th/NY, NY 10016/Phone:
212 817 7138]
[Closing 11 October 2009]
At the CUNY Grad Center Exhibition
[365 Fifth Ave@34th/NY, NY 10016/Phone:
212 817 7138]
[Closing 31 October 2009]
At the Frick Collection:
[1 East 70th Street/NY, NY 10021/Phone:
212 288 0700]
WATTEAU TO DEGAS: French Drawings
from the Frtis Lugt Collection
[Closing 6 January 2010]
EXUBERANT GROTESQUES: Renaissance
Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop
[Closing 17 January 2010]
At the Grolier Club:
[47 East 60th Street, NY, NY
10022/Phone: 212 838 6690]
IN PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE: 600 Hundred
Years of Leipzig University [1409 2009]
[Closing 21 November 2009]
EMBLEMATA: Early Printed Books
on Symbolism from the European Renaissance
[Closing 6 November 2009]
At the Guggenheim Museum:
[1071 Fifth Avenue @89th Street/NY,
NY 10128/Phone: 212 423 3500]
[Closing 13 January 2010]
GABRIELE MÜNTER & VASILY
KANDINSKY: A Life in Photographs [1902 1914]
[Closing 13 January 2010]
At the Jewish Museum:
[1109 Fifth Avenue @92nd Street/NY,
NY 10128/Phone: 212 423 3200]
REINVENTING RITUAL: Contemporary
Art & Design for Jewish Life
[Closing 7 February 2010]
At Knoedler & Company:
[19 East 70th Street/NY 10021/Phone:
212 794 0550]
CONRAD MARCA RELLI: The New York
Years, 1945 19677
[Closing 14 November 2009]
SAUL LEITER: Paintings
[Closing 7 November 2009]
At the Lincoln Center Performing
Arts Library & Museum:
[40 Lincoln Center Plaza/NY /NY 10024/Phone:
212 870 1630]
LINCOLN CENTER: Celebrating 50
[Closing 16 January 2010]
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
[1000 Fifth Avenue @82nd Street/NY,
NY 10028/Phone: 212 535 7710]
WATTEAU, MUSIC, & THEATRE
[Closing 29 November 2009]
VERMEER’S MASTERPIECE: THE MILKMAID
[Closing 29 November 2009]
ROBERT FRANK’S THE AMERICANS
[Closing 3 January 2010]
ECCENTRIC VISIONS: The Worlds
of Luo Ping [1733 1799]
[Closing 10 January 2010]
AMERICAN STORIES: Paintings of
Everyday Life [1765 1915]
[Closing 24 January 2010]
PABLO BRONSTEIN AT THE MET
[Closing 21 February 2010]
IMPERIAL PRIVILEGE: Vienna Porcelain
of Du Paquier [1714 1744]
[Closing 21 March 2010]
SURFACE TENSION: Contemporary
Photographs from the Collection
[Closing 16 May 2010]
At the Morgan Library & Museum:
[225 Madison Avenue @36th Street/NY,
NY 10016/Phone: 212 685 0008]
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE: Original
Drawings by Maurice Sendak
[Closing 1 November 2009]
WILLIAM BLAKE’S WORLD: "A New
Heaven is Begun"
[Closing 3 January 2010]
ROCOCO & REVOLUTION: Eighteenth
Century French Drawings
[Closing 3 January 2010]
[Closing 10 January 2010]
At the New York Historical Society:
[170 Central Park West @77th
Street/NY, NY 10458/Phone: 212 873 3400]
LINCOLN & NEW YORK
[Closing 25 March 2010]
JOHN BROWN: The Abolitionist &
[Closing 25 March 2010]
SLAVERY IN NEW YORK
THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL: New York
City & Beyond
[Closing 12 July 2010]
At the New York Public Library:
[5th Avenue @42nd
Street/NY, NY 10018/Phone: 212 869 8089]
MAPPING NEW YORK’S SHORELINE [1609
[Closing 26 June 2010]
At the Rubin Museum of Art:
[150 West 17th Street/NY, NY
10011/Phone: 212 620 5000]
THE RED BOOK OF C. G. JUNG: Creation
of a New Cosmology
[Closing 25 January 2010]
MANDALA: The Perfect Circle
[Closing 11 January 2010]
VICTORIOUS ONES: Jain Images of
[Closing 15 February 2010]
At the Whitney Museum of American
[945 Madison Avenue @75th Street/NY,
NY 10021/Phone: 800 WHITNEY]
GEORGIA O’KEEFFE: Abstraction
[Closing 17 January 2010]
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