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New York Landmarks, Past and Present

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
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New York City has gone through convulsions of building construction and destruction since it’s earliest days as an American seaport and commercial capital. Even Walt


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What’s In a Name?
Paul Rand’s Graphic Design

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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“Everything is Design,” the title of a lively exhibition at the Museum of the City New York, is a play on a quote by the


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Crossing Lines- New Perspectives
by Visionary Artists Opens in Chelsea

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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One of the more unusual shows in Chelsea is a small, theme-based exhibition “Crossing Lines,” bringing together recent works by YunWoo Choi, Adel Gorgy, and


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At the Met: Bartholomeus Spranger’s
Eroticism Unveiled In A Major Exhibition

Sunday, December 7th, 2014
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Bartholomeus Spranger (1564-1611) isn’t a name that readily comes up on a who’s who among late 16th century European old masters, yet he was one


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Henri Samuel’s Modernist Style
At Demisch Danant

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Demisch Danant’s “Paris Match” pays homage to Henri Samuel (1904-1996) one of the great French decorators whose reputation designing elegant interiors in an eclectic mix


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At the Met: Death Becomes Her
A Century of Mourning Attire

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Departing from its spring exhibition schedule of celebrating iconic designers, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has mounted its first fall showing


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Dwell on Design Hits New York’s World Stage

Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Dwell Media the established San Francisco-based company with a mission to “bring modern design to everyone everywhere” is launching its signature brand on the east


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Is it Wearable? Art Jewelry
In The Age of Selfies and High Artisanship

Friday, July 18th, 2014
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In the essay-catalogue for “Unique by Design” jewelry historian Suzanne Ramljak reflects on the making of art jewelry within the social context of power, status,


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