Art in NYC: World War I and the Visual Arts at The Met — arts-ny

The horrors of war in the eyes of the witnessing artists The Parents by Kathe Kollwitz, 1922This rather small exhibition at The Met, Fifth Avenue museum is guaranteed to leave a strong impression on the viewers. So powerful are the dark images…

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Music in NYC: New York Philharmonic with Leif Ove Andsnes in a program of Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Salonen

Leif Ove Andsnes. Photo credit: Oezguer Albayrak / Image courtesy of New York PhilharmonicNew York Premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen Gambit followed by Rachmaninoff and Sibelius in October, 2017 The upcoming 2017-2018 New York Philharmonic season presents a carefully…

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Art in NYC: Anselm Kiefer at Gagosian Gallery on West 21 Street — arts-ny

Transition from Cool to Warm Anselm Kiefer Les extases féminines (The Feminine Ecstasies), 2013 Watercolor on paper 65 3/4 × 60 5/8 inches (167 × 154 cm) © Anselm Kiefer. Photo © Georges Poncet. Courtesy GagosianAnselm Kiefer is known for digging deep into…

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Jazz in NYC: Eric Alexander Quartet at Smoke Jazz Club in July, 2017 — arts-ny

Jazz in NYC: Eric Alexander Quartet at Smoke Jazz Club in July, 2017 Engaging mix of high energy performance, transcendent tones and distinctive rhythm section for a summer night out in the city Eric Alexander; photo by Jimmy Katz / image source ericalexanderjazz.comEric Alexander Quartet featuring a pianist David Hazeltine, an impressive rhythm section including…

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Art in NYC: Photography by Michel Houellebecq at VENUS Over Manhattan Gallery — arts-ny

French Bashing: First New York exhibition of photographs, photomontages and more by French writer Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq France #014, 2016; courtesy VENUS New York

Michel Houellebecq is undoubtedly the most talked about french writer. However his artistic oeuvre is not limited to…

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Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Frescos at the Oculus, World Trade Center, NYC

View the Sistine Chapel ceiling pictures at the ground level at the World Trade Center’s Oculus

 

Up Close: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel at the Oculus, World Trade Center, NYC
Sistine Chapel, Vatican / photo by Patrick Landy (FSU Guy)

Michelangelo’s frescos on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel in Vatican City are conveniently brought down to earth by the very modern means of digital photography and are displayed in the Oculus of NYC World Trade Center Transportation Hub.  The visitors have the convenience of enlarged images to see all the details of historical paintings, the spacious and well-lit hall housing the freestanding plinths with good labels to follow the Creation story from the Book of Genesis and the modern architectural design of the Hub by a Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava all in one place. No hurrying up by the guards and neck craning necessary.

Sistine Chapel in Vatican was built in 1477-1480 by Pope Sixtus IV for whom the chapel is named. The Chapel is used for special ceremonies of the close circle of the Pope and is a place were the Papal Conclave of Cardinals meets to elect a new Pope.

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June 2017 Music Event in NYC: Jazz & CHIHULY at New York Botanical Garden

June 2017 Music Event in NYC: Jazz

The collaboration between  New York Botanical Garden and Catskilll Jazz Factory brings the summer concert program Jazz & CHIHULY  to the scenic Conservatory lawn of the garden.  The first concert in the series, The French Connection  is a mix of dynamism of American jazz with melodic French chanson and European swing by a world-class ensemble of musicians with Alphonso Horne on trumpet and Camille Bertault, vocals.

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