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Art & Museum News & Reviews

The Lowdown on LOOT 2017 at MAD

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 28, 2017

LOOT 2017 is a six day event at The Museum of Arts and Design showcasing a variety of one-of-a-kind artist jewelry. At this unique exhibition, the public can purchase items from over 50 ...

Art Break: Women and Art and ‘The Movement of Herstory’ at Gallery Korea

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017

This week’s Art Break has women artists in focus. From traditional textile techniques to unique expressions of political and emotional states, these masters of their mediums bring new perspectives to the world ...

Art Break: Urban Migration Is Explored Through Martin Roemers ‘Metropolis’

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 20, 2017

This week’s Art Break features photography ranging from cityscapes, landscapes and the topography of the individual. We especially recommend our downtown pick as combining all these features in one: the ...

Review: Schumann and Brahms Shine Bright at Mostly Mozart

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, August 18, 2017 This has been quite the year for New York audiences to revisit the music of Robert Schumann, and this former sceptic has been finding great art therein. Recent concerts at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival presented an opportunity to ...

Review: A Glimpse Behind the Canvas in 'Van Gogh's Ear'

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, August 18, 2017 In the world of art, you often hear about Van Gogh’s style of painting described as revolutionary when compared to his Impressionist counterparts. And at the time it was, and still is. The sad part is the artist ...

Commentary: Thoughts on Polymath's Exploration of Music and Philosophy

By Leonard Bopp, Contributing Writer, August 17, 2017 This past Sunday there was a summer lab project performance at National Sawdust involving the combined forces of Found Sound Nation and Polymath Club. In order to appreciate the work of Polymath Club, a research/creation collective that explores ...

Review: A Well-Cast ‘Company’ at Barrington Stage

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 16, 2017 One of the best places to see top-quality theater outside of New York City has got to be the Berkshires. From the Williamstown Theater Festival to the Berkshire Theatre Group to Shakespeare & Company, Western Massachusetts has plenty for ...

Review: 'Curvy Widow' Is Creaky and Coarse

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 14, 2017 As I stood in the lobby of the Westside Theatre, a diminutive women of a certain age came up to me and my theatergoing companion, shook our hands, and introduced herself as Bobby Goldman, the author and subject of ...

Review: 'Macbeth' Proves To Be a Moving Experience—Quite Literally

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, August 14, 2017 As someone who frequents the theatre, I’m accustomed to taking my seat and remaining there for two hours, maybe longer. This isn’t exactly how the New York Classical Theatre presents their productions. Under the leadership of Artistic ...

Art Break: 'All The World's A Stage' For Hilary Knight

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 14, 2017 This week, our focus is on Hilary Knight, an artist with a wide ranging career in book illustration, stage and costume design, and writing. From his expressive pen came Eloise, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Wallace, the Algonquin Cat, and so ...

Review: A Dynamic Duo—Bell and Isserlis—Are 'Perfectly Synched' ...

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, August 9, 2017 Not many musicians can match violinist Joshua Bell for the sheer ferocity he brings to his music-making, but cellist Steven Isserlis is his perfect foil. Friends, colleagues, and sparring partners for three decades, they are symbiotic in their electrifying ...

Review: An Intimate and Joyous ‘Jerry’s Girls’ at the ...

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 9, 2017 If we’ve learned one thing this Broadway theater season, it’s that Jerry Herman’s music retains its crowd-pleasing appeal. The blockbuster revival of Hello, Dolly! certainly has Bette Midler to thank for its phenomenal success, but there’...

The State of the Art—Thoughts on the Final Week ...

By Leonard Bopp, Contributing Writer, August 8, 2017 NORTH ADAMS, MA.  When curating a project, an exhibition, a concert, even a festival, there are typically two approaches the producing organization may take. One, is to organize around a particular idea, theme, or message (as many exhibitions, concerts, ...

Commentary: The Whitney’s Biennial Is a Barometer of Art in America

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 17, 2017

The latest incarnation of the Whitney Biennial takes as its starting point the divisions of culture, finance and social issues: in short, the current climate in America. The views expressed are, for the most ...

Art Break: Where Will Your Boots Take You This Week? Perhaps Paris By Way of FIT

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 13, 2017

New ideas have to come from somewhere. People get tired of the status quo, bored with using materials for a single purpose only, seeing things from only one angle. This week’s Art Break focuses on various ...

Art Break: Take a Trip to the 60’s Via Beatrice Mandelman

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 6, 2017

In pursuit of the big picture, details can get lost or even ignored. This week’s Art Break gives you a chance to slow down and consider what nuances of light, shadow, and content can do to enhance an ...

Museums, Galleries and Auction Houses Come Together to Celebrate Asia Week

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 3, 2017

Asia Week is actually a ten day event running March 9-18 with 10 museums and cultural centers, 50 galleries from around the world, and 5 auction houses opening their doors to display a stunning variety of art ...

Calling All Bookworms to the Park Avenue Armory

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 1, 2017

The New York Antiquarian Book Fair is a wonderful way to get to know the specialty markets of book, manuscript, maps, autograph and ephemera collecting. The Fair has the official approval of the Antiquarian ...

Art Break: News Coverage as Art—’Richard Mosse: Heat Maps’ at Shainman Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 27, 2017

Art has the ability to enable us to see life in a different way. This is how it can make a difference: by reframing a topic in a new or more accessible way, the artist can help the viewer make sense of it ...

Art Break: There’s an ‘All Star’ at the Edwynn Houk Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 20, 2017

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the saying goes, but where do you start when defining this elusive ideal? ZEALnyc gives you some pointers on where to begin. This week we’re interested in ...

In a New Political Era, Art and Cultural Institutions Take a Stand

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, February 17, 2017

It’s 2017: a new Republican administration is in place, social media platforms are rampant with political opposition, call-to-action rallies, and clips of “Saturday Night Live” characterizations ...

Art Break: There’s an art gallery in Central Park?

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 13, 2017

Sometimes it all seems to be too much: the pressure, the worry, the sheer stress of living in New York City. Let ZEALnyc help. Get out of the fast lane and go look at some art. We guarantee that ...

Art Break: Photos Downtown, Abstract Uptown, with Feminist Art in Between

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 6, 2017

When you’re stuck in the daily grind, it’s easy to loose sight of the need to shake things up. ZEALnyc presents our weekly Art Break as a way for you to step away from your normal routine and ...

Art Break: Combined Creativity—Comic Book Style

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 30, 2017

So you’re at work and you’re just not feeling it. You’re tired, you’re bored, you can’t concentrate. We’ve got a solution for you— go look at some art! This week’s Art Break will shake up ...

Art Break: See Historical Examples of the Downtown Art Scene

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 23, 2017

Everyone can benefit from stepping out from behind their desk at some point during the day and finding a way to clear their head and refresh their mind. Going to a gallery or ...

Art Break: Where to go this week on your lunch break

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 17, 2017

Had a tough morning at work? Why not spend your lunchtime looking at art? ZEALnyc presents various options for you to spend 15 minutes or so at a Manhattan gallery before you grab ...

Start Your Day with a ‘classic’ experience—The Met’s ‘Museum Workout’

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, January 16, 2017

Who wouldn’t want to start their day frolicking around the Metropolitan Museum of Art before opening hours to such lively standards as “Staying Alive” and “Dance to the Music,” all the while taking ...

The Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory January 20–29

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 16, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show is one of the highlights of the social and art season in New York City and for good reason.

First of all, this show is an annual benefit for East Side Settlement, a New York ...

Outsider Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion January 19–22

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 12, 2017

The Outsider Art Fair is in its twenty-fifth year of presenting galleries and artists who specialize in what was formerly known as art brut, a French phrase that can translate as ‘unrefined ...

Art Break: A New Art and Museum Series for Your Lunch Break

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 10, 2017

Had a tough morning at work? Why not spend your lunchtime looking at art? ZEALnyc presents our new series entitled ‘Art Break’ as a way for you to spend 15 minutes or so at a Manhattan ...

New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Want to Keep

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, January 2, 2017

New Year’s resolutions are a great idea. You say to yourself, “It’s going to be different this year — I’m ready for a change!” Then you get caught up in your life and nothing happens. ...

With an Eye for the Icon–Oscar Abolafia is a Cognescenti of the Camera

ZEALnyc, December 29, 2016

Frank. Sammie. Twiggy. Sophia. Elizabeth. Elvis. Priscilla. Jim. Marlene. John. Yoko. Ginger. Janis. Mick. Jack. Fred. Salvador. Cher. Audrey. Dolly. Elton. Marlon…. A select group of celebrities are so famous and iconic that they ...

The Metropolitan Museum Hosts Special Holiday Exhibits and Events

ZEALnyc, December 12, 2016

The winter holidays are currently being celebrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art with its annual presentation of the Christmas tree and Neapolitan Baroque crèche. In addition, there is the display of a spectacular late 19th-century ...

Last Weekend to Catch ‘WOMEN: New Portraits Annie Liebovitz’

By Monsurat Adebanjo, Contributing Writer, December 9, 2016

Last night, I trekked through the cold to the former Bayview Womens Correctional Facility, soon to be known as the Women’s Building, to view Annie Leibovitz’s new exhibition: WOMEN: New ...

Review: ‘Exhibitionism—The Rolling Stones’ is a ‘rocker’s Nirvana’

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, December 8, 2016

What milestone is left to achieve for the most influential rock n’ roll band with a career spanning over 50+ years? Create an interactive and immersive retrospective exhibit in their honor? That’s ...

TEFAF New York Fall Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory October 22-26

ZEALnyc, October 19, 2016

Are you looking for a way to buy museum-quality artwork and wondered where you might be able to have access to viewing and purchasing a much coveted objet d’art?  Look no further, because the TEFAF New York Fall Show is ...

Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant at Metropolitan Museum of Art

ZEALnyc‘s Natasha Nesic introduces Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art October 6, 2016 – January 8, ...

Music in Museums? Concert series abound at many museums around New York

By Jose Andrade, Contributing Writer, October 12, 2016

Art museums aren’t just for art.  Visual art, that is.  Many of our city’s greatest museums also offer wonderful concerts in specially-dedicated concert venues housed within the museum, as well ...

The Frick Collection sponsors a “College Night” this Friday

The Frick Collection

http://www.frick.org

1 East 70th Street @ Fifth Avenue

This Friday, September 23rd, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to a special evening at the Frickfor free! Bring friends, meet new people, and discover great works of art in a beautiful Gilded Age mansion. The night’s ...

Enjoy a ‘Summer of Hamilton’ at the New York Historical Society

The New York Historical Society

http://www.nyhistory.org/summer-of-hamilton

170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) New York, NY 10024

“Hamilton fever” is everywhere!  The New York Historical Society appears to have the latest case, evidenced by their current special exhibit and numerous satellite events revolving around Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, brought back into our public consciousness by the Tony ...

The London Report: What’s Happening This Summer on the Art and Gallery Scene

By Lorna Cumming-Bruce, Contributing Writer, Summer 2016

Summer is here! The Queen’s birthday bash has been and gone and Wimbledon’s about to begin; the roses are blooming and the Pimms is out; the sun is shining and a bonanza of summer seasons are opening at ...

Art Walk America (AWA) app is launching July 4, 2016

It has been reported that more than 25 million Americans attend thousands of art walks, gallery openings, and other arts events every year and now there is a new app designed specifically to meet their needs and enrich their experiences. Launching July 4, 2016, Art Walk America (AWA) will be ...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Tackles Modern – The Met Breuer Opens in March

Tim Wright, Art & Museum Editor, March 2, 2016

MoMA is the (pronounce thee) top tourist destination in New York City. Understanding the power and draw of an exciting space and interesting art, The Whitney smartly located ...

London Museum & Art Culture at No Cost, ZEALnyc’s Spring Guide to London Travel Series

Lorna Cumming-Bruce, Contributing Writer London Bureau, March 1, 2016

As any savvy New York traveler knows, London is anything but cheap! And if your travel plans include sleeping, eating and touring, you may find you don’t have a penny to spare. But ...

Exploring Every Day Objects; Works by Bontecou, Flavin, and Kienholz at MoMA

Danielle Zickl, Contributing Writer, February 26, 2016

Jasper Johns once wrote, “Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.” Thus is the basis of the Museum of Modern ...