Art-á-Porter: Yet another tribute to Rei Kawakubo

In light of the recent gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, I thought that it would be great to end this semester with a celebration of designer Rei Kawakubo. After all, “dulcis in fundo.” The Japanese designer started one of the most recognizable brands in the industry to this day, Comme des Garcons. […]

National Endowment for the Arts among programs Trump proposes to cut

With daily breaking news and general commentary on President Donald Trump’s positions, plans and actions, one proposal threatens to slip under the radar: the intent to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in a new federal budget plan. The plan would also end funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public […]

Metropolitan Museum of Art dazzles with ‘Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven’

In the essay “Byzantine Parallels,” groundbreaking art critic Clement Greenberg discusses the ways in which Byzantine art and modern art aim to create a similar experience for the viewer. In early November, Department of Arts and Art History professor Eva Hoffman’s classes — Medieval Art of the Mediterranean and Artistic Exchange in the Mediterranean — visited […]

‘Met Breuer’ fails to meet expectations

The Whitney Museum’s decision to move from its Madison Avenue location to the Meatpacking District was a bold, yet very smart judgment for many reasons. Moving downtown meant moving away from big name competitors such as the MoMA and Guggenheim. Yet the move also meant that the museum is now closer to the art galleries in […]

The Mysterious and Manicured Met

Braving the bus, the long blocks and the masses of people, I stood in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s monumental neoclassical facade after a trying four and a half hour bus ride. This Saturday, I was determined to view the Met’s Asian Art Centennial in its entirety. The museum’s comprehensive displays — capturing five millennia […]