Betye Saar’s Thoughtful “Call and Response” Exhibition at NYC’s Morgan Library

A show in which the brilliant 94-year-old artist's work exists in conversation

At NYC’s elegant Morgan Library & Museum—an Italian Renaissance-style building— the ideal atmosphere to experience rare literature, artifacts and exceptional art abounds. Since 1924 (when it opened to the public) this treasure trove has offered a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to visitors through its permanent collection and roving shows. One such exhibition is Betye Saar: Call and Response, organized by LACMA and on display …

Standout Virtual Programming From NYC + LA Art Institutions

Peruse everything from paintings to poetry readings and performances

For so many of us, art is an essential part our daily life—making it, enjoying it, sharing it. While museums and galleries are closed, the overwhelming feeling of being immersed and surrounded by beautiful, ancient and special things isn’t possible. But, as many may be aware, art institutions all over the world are stepping up their online offerings. Some have simply uploaded more images to …

Eight Sets of Artistic + Design-Forward Playing Cards

Whether playing games or learning magic tricks, here are some of our favorite sets

Believed to be made first from wood block prints during the Tang Dynasty in China, playing cards existed in India, Korea, Persia and Egypt before making it to Europe around 1365, when the French popularized the suited deck style commonly found today. Whether it be a game of poker or dickhead, a magic trick or even divination, cards continue to entertain us centuries later. Here …