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Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection

Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection

Averee Nelson, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

Walking into the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, one sees walls of abstract art surrounding a dining table. At this table, there are place settings for 39 historical and mythical women, and the space also honors 999 other women, whose names are written in gold on th...

Ukraine in New York City

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Cross Nelson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

When you think of New York art museums the first ones to come to mind are most likely the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MoMA, or the Guggenheim. These Museum Mile icons are home to some of the world’s most renowned works of art, but hidden in the shadow of these institutions are numerous other art...

Reopening of the MOMA

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Cross Nelson, Staff Writer

December 7, 2019

On the brink of a new decade in history, the Museum of Modern Art has just reopened its doors to reveal a renovation fit for a modern age. In June of this year, the MoMA closed its doors and began a five-month-long, $450 million dollar renovation that has made the modern museum even more modern. For de...

A New Exhibit at The Met

This photo is a set of gauntlets for Maxi- milian from 1499

Neil Gunnion, Staff Writer

December 7, 2019

When most people think of a medieval European king, they probably picture something along the lines of Henry VIII of England: a portly man in frilly clothing, who rarely leaves his castle. However, Maximilian I was not that kind of king. Famous for his reputation as a fearless combatant and honorabl...

Reveal of the Next Met Gala Theme

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Gwen Attridge, Staff Writer

December 7, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute has been bathed in the luscious pink of Camp: Notes on Fashion for the past five months. The Met Gala this past May churned out some of the best looks the event has ever seen. While we are still taking in all of the amazing content that Camp had to o...

Hewitt Gallery showcases new exhibit: GO FIGURE: The Female Gaze

Hewitt Gallery showcases new exhibit: GO FIGURE: The Female Gaze

Gwen Attridge

November 11, 2019

It is no strange fact that Marymount Manhattan is dedicated to the arts. Over half of the majors offered here are art-based majors, covering the whole spectrum of art-related career niches. However, in regards to Marymount, it is easy to reduce our arts department down to the Performing Arts, dance a...

Artistic Value Questioned with Practice of Graffiti

Artistic Value Questioned with Practice of Graffiti

Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Graffiti is an artistic concept that is constantly being scrutinized by neighborhoods and businesses. While many people consider it vandalism by law, others consider it a form of artistic expression and art. From a legal standpoint, the only distinction between street art and graffiti is permission....

EDMUND DE WAAL EXHIBITS NEW ART: THE POWER OF ART IN CONVERSATION

EDMUND DE WAAL EXHIBITS NEW ART: THE POWER OF ART IN CONVERSATION

Cross Nelson, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

On Manhattan’s Upper East Side sits a manor house turned museum that reminds visitors of a Manhattan lost to history. Built in 1912, the Frick Collection served as a family home to Industrialist Henry Clay Frick, a successful businessman and a passionate art collector that used his fortune to fill h...

Vija Celmins MET Exhibition Stuns New Yorkers

Vija Celmins MET Exhibition Stuns New Yorkers

Cross Nelson, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Walking into the fifth-floor gallery at the Met Breuer and coming face to face with a work by Vija Celmins, you may think that you are viewing the work of a photographer. The image you are standing in front of is of the ocean’s surface, a cropped section of a vast body of water, captured in black and...

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