Morgan Library and Museum

“No price is too high for an object of unquestioned beauty and known authenticity.”  J.P. Morgan During the last 20 years of his life, John Pierpont Morgan spent almost $1 billion in today’s dollars on art. It was his intention to allow the public to view his collection after his death but felt a parentalContinue reading “Morgan Library and Museum”

Review: The Nicholas Roerich Museum

“When humanity is possessed by the devils of malice and mutual destruction, every token of affirmativeness and mutual help is especially valuable.” Nicholas Roerich. On the north side of 107th Street, one building east of Riverside Park, stands the Nicholas Roerich Museum. The house is its own work of art. Paintings and artifacts decorate theContinue reading “Review: The Nicholas Roerich Museum”

REVIEW: The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

If you find yourself in New Orleans and for whatever reason you don’t feel like trying a new cocktail or listening to the best live music on the planet while eating char-broiled oysters, take the St. Charles streetcar to the corner of St. Joseph Street and walk the two blocks to The Ogden Museum ofContinue reading “REVIEW: The Ogden Museum of Southern Art”

Review: Field of Dreams – The Surrealist Landscape

“Surrealism is the ‘invisible ray’ which will one day enable us to win out over our opponents. ‘You are no longer trembling, carcass’. This summer the roses are blue; the wood is of glass. The earth, draped in its verdant cloak, makes as little impression upon me as a ghost. It is living and ceasingContinue reading “Review: Field of Dreams – The Surrealist Landscape”

Review: Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Archibald Motley was born in 1891 in New Orleans. His travels would lead him over the years from Bronzeville in Chicago, to a year in Paris on a Guggenheim Fellowship, to Mexico in the company of his nephew, the writer Willard Motley, and through January 17 of next year in an exhibit at the WhitneyContinue reading “Review: Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist”