Paul Strand at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Paul Strand exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a big deal in many ways. The exhibit, which opened October 21, 2014 and runs through January 4, 2015, includes 2 films and over 250 photographs. It also includes … Continue reading

The Shelburne Museum in Vermont: A Must-See

The Shelburne Museum in Shelburne Vermont resists comparison. The eclectic creation of Electra Havemeyer Webb, it is like no other. Like the Barnes in Philadelphia, it includes a splendid collection of Impressionist art. But it also owns Rembrandts, American paintings, … Continue reading

Hopper Illustrations at the Rockwell

The Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA is much improved since our last visit about 10 years ago. More parking, more attractive landscaping, and best of all, a new building. All to the good. While it’s always nice to visit with … Continue reading

Garry Winogrand Retrospective at the Met

The Garry Winogrand exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art runs through September 21, 2014. It displays over 175 black & white photographs. Most are from New York City during the 60’s and 70’s. Others are from Chicago and other … Continue reading

Lewis Hine Exhibit at Eastman House

The Lewis Hine exhibition at the George Eastman House in Rochester runs through September 7, 2014. The fifth and final stop of an international tour, it displays over 150 original prints owned by Eastman house. Catch it if you can. … Continue reading

Ed Clark Photography at the Bruce Museum

The regional museum that could, just launched another Met-worthy exhibit with Ed Clark: American Photojournalist on display through June 1, 2014. A street photographer from Tennessee, Ed Clark joined the elite cadre of photojournalists at Life, starting as a stringer … Continue reading

Eye to I at the Katonah: Breathtaking, Dramatic, Seductive

Eye to I… 3,000 Years of Portraits, the new exhibit at the Katonah Museum of Art is a blockbuster worthy of the Met or the National Gallery.  It includes 60 portraits by mostly well-known artists from several continents working in … Continue reading

Matisse at the Met: Interesting but Not Satisfying

We took advantage of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new Sunday hours — it opens at 9:30 am — to visit Matisse: In Search of True Painting before it got crowded.  The exhibit, which will be on display until March … Continue reading

Grounds for Sculpture

Accessible sculpture in a lavishly landscaped setting. Some major pieces, like George Segal’s Depression Bread Line, lots of stuff reminiscent of first rank sculptors like Rodin and Moore, and plenty of contemporary art that’s just plain fun. The grounds — … Continue reading