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This curator’s choice, from The Museum of Modern Art chosen by curator Paola Antonelli, argues that design is not always pretty. In fact, sometimes it is blunt or aggressive — especially when it is meant to deliver a clear message or depart from tradition and express new ideas. The exhibition “Rough Cut” presents a selection […]

St. John the Divine is not only the largest cathedral in the world, but it also houses one of the few textile conservatories in the country. In this lab, conservators work on priceless tapestries and those that only have great sentimental value. Also see SundayArts’ previous profile of this world famous cathedral.

In this special exhibition the Bard Graduate Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art collaborate to exhibit English embroidery from between 1580 and 1700. In this SundayArts Choice co-curator Andrew Morrall shows us a very special piece, a portrait of an Elizabethan lady that is the oldest portrait in the embroidery medium as well as […]

Devorah Sperber is a visual artist who uses thread spools and other everyday items to represent pixels of well-known images. Her work explores the links between art, science and technological change. In this SundayArts Process, she demonstrates the making of a large-scale piece, and discusses the tricks of perception in viewing it.

The Boucher Room at The Frick Collection was previously installed on the second floor of the house as Mrs. Frick’s sitting room. It was long assumed that Madame de Pompadour, mistress to King Louis XV and a great patron of the arts, commissioned the paintings in this room for her chateau at Crécy. Today The […]

No other modernist painter melded the traditions of Jewish Hasidism, eastern Orthodoxy, and western catholic tradition into such dramatically rich and personally significant expressions of biblical narratives. From his White Russian youth in Vitebsk to his professional life as a painter in Paris, Chagall recorded in his graphic works and paintings symbolic elements derived from […]

Joan Miro: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937 at MoMA is the first major museum exhibition to identify the core practices and strategies Miró used to attack and reinvigorate painting between 1927 and 1937, a transformative decade within his long career. Taking his notorious claim—“I want to assassinate painting” —as its point of departure, the exhibition explores […]

Moore in America: Monumental Sculpture at The New York Botanical Garden is the largest outdoor exhibition of Henry Moore’s artwork ever presented in a single venue in the United States, and has been extended through January 11, 2009. Twenty major Moore sculptures are positioned throughout the Garden’s 250 acres and among its 50 gardens and […]

The New York Historical Society showcases more than 100 famous paintings by artists of the Hudson River School together, including Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, John F. Kensett, Jasper F. Cropsey and Albert Bierstadt, in a series of exhibitions drawn from the Society’s extraordinary American art collection. “School”, in this sense, refers to a group […]

Envisioned as a dynamic learning resource for scholars and the general public alike, the unique design of the Luce Center allows visitors a behind-the-scenes look at a working museum collection. New acoustiguides are also periodically added to this versatile display space. The wealth of significant objects housed in the Luce Center their power to fascinate, […]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.
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