Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style

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Enjoyed a very special preview of Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style at Seattle Art Museum! You must take a trip to see this show!

From the fabric, cut to the accessories, it was full of majesty and wonder. Learning about the process and thought behind these majestic works through swatches and inspiration boards created an area of breadth and depth to the exhibition.

More information can be found here.

Artist Talk: Nakeya Brown in conversation with Kimberly Drew, founder of Black Contemporary Art

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Sunday, April 12th from at 4:00pm – 5:30pm be sure to check out Nakeya Brown in conversation with Kimberly Drew, founder of Black Contemporary Art! The talk with take place at 558 St Johns Pl, Crown Heights, New York 11238.

Nakeya B. Black Contemporary Artists, Black Women Artists

TOP RANK Magazine and FiveMyles are pleased to present In Private Moments, an exhibition featuring the photography of Nakeya Brown. Brown’s whimsically colored, minimally composed still-lives examine the visualization of black womanhood by engaging with the fraught cultural politics of hair. With a conceptual focus on the objects and rituals of hair maintenance, Brown’s portraits present the duality of emotions associated with black hair aesthetics – happiness and pain; beauty and sacrifice; collectivity and alienation – to render visible the deeply intimate process of self-representation. Brown’s photography is featured in the inaugural issue of TOP RANK Magazine.

Nakeya B. Black Contemporary Artists, Black Women Artists

Radiance: After Hours at El Museo

Every Wednesday this summer from June 19th through August 28th El Museo del Barrio stays open late with 5ifty5ive and their resident DJ Les Carbonell from 6 to 9pm. In addition to dancing the night away in the courtyard to blends of musical styles like Afro Beat and soul as the sun sets over Fifth Avenue, you can enjoy gallery talks by artists in El Museo’s 7th biennial exhibition La Bienial: HERE IS WHERE WE JUMPThere is also free gallery admission and performances.

Join me on Wednesday, August 28th for the last RADIANCE of the summer!

Manny Vega will give an artist talk on the importance of spirituality in his work.

Click here for more info: Radiance: After Hours at El Museo

Bard Graduate Center: Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Faucet French, 1725–50 Gilt bronze The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906 (07.225.510.37a)

Photo Credit: Bard Graduate Center
Faucet, French, 1725–50
Gilt bronze
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
(07.225.510.37a)

On view from April 4 through August 11, 2013 Bard Graduate Center presents Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Based on the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan that entered the Metropolitan Museum in the early twentieth century, the exhibition has over 200 objects of medieval art and French eighteenth-century paneling, furniture, metalwork, textiles, paintings, and sculpture, as well as late nineteenth-century art pottery. The exhibition tells the story of the unique collection in four sections mainly from the Metropolitan’s holdings, with loans from other public and private collections in the United States and France.

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Photo credit: Bard Graduate Center. Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Photo credit: Bard Graduate Center. Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art