When adults realized that smartphones were not a waste of time

Artists around the world collaborated on a project, “Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists.   The Met Museum commissioned 12 artists to participate in this project. Each asked to invite another artist onboard to be his/her conversation partner for a five-month period. The theme of the project explored the effects of partnership of artists engaging…

NYC’s Botanical Gardens: What’s best?

Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a good first choice. Accessible by subway, there is parking nearby on unmetered side streets. It’s next to Prospect Park, Brooklyn Museum, and Park Slope. It has a great Japanese garden among a dozen specialized gardens Smaller means a more manageable visit. It’s more formally organized, a set of Victorian gardens….

Male Youths as an Art – Did you know this?

The Japan Society (333 E 47 in NYC) sponsored this spring a lecture given by John T. Carpenter “Amusements in a Samurai Mansion: Male Youths as Actors, Escorts, or Outcasts in Early Edo Art”. This mysterious mention led me to Wiki, where this was revealed: “Although any person would be clearly classified as a child, wakashū…

“The End of the World” in a gallery near you

New York is famous for its art scene. Many painters and artists dream of showcasing their art – whether fantastic or traditional –  in this world city. Every artist has a theme. Robert Cenedella Fín del Mundo (End of the World) art series – noisy, raucous, color-splashed paintings of city scenes approach the world with…