Metropolitan Museum of Art

Schiaparelli and Prada at the Met: A Baz Luhrmann joint

Article: Schiaparelli and Prada at the Met: A Baz Luhrmann joint

For an exhibition, juxtaposing two designers working in different time periods to showcase their resemblances is no major feat. Especially when, on paper, the two designers happen to be independent women with a proclivity for expressing their opinions candidly. So when their opposing intentions, differing philosophies, and social obstacles garner similar results, something beyond a well-placed mannequin in a glorified diorama is needed to explain the uncanny results. Cue

The Met and the art of cut and paste

Article: The Met and the art of cut and paste

Say a phrase as dangerous as “early female artists” and you’re likely to conjure romantic or pastoral images or perhaps Mary Cassatt’s soft-focus portraits of mother and child. But just before Cassatt and after the formidable female painting talent from the medieval and renaissance periods, the ladies of the Victorian era also dabbled in the…

Roxy Paine on the Roof

Article: Roxy Paine on the Roof

Whether you like Roxy Paine’s work or not, you probably want to touch it. You can’t help it. Since 1990, Paine has created irresistibly tactile sculptures, installations, and even the occasional painting (like the one with the paint literally dripping off the canvas) that almost always reference some aspect of the natural world. His latest…