NYC Expands the Role of the Library Card

Three library card systems divide New York City: the New York Public Library (for Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx, the Queens Library and the Brooklyn Public Library. Membership cards at all three will now offer a “culture pass” program granting free admittance to 33 museums and cultural institutions across the city. Cardholders can reserve two tickets at a time, with no limit on the …

Yayoi Kusama at MoMA PS1’s “Rockaway!”

Yes, Yayoi Kusama’s “Narcissus Garden” at MoMA PS1’s “Rockaway! 2018” installation will be a social media sensation, as is everything the artist does these days. The work, which debuted back in 1966, will feature 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres—this time placed in the former train garage along the beach. It’s a spectacular setting for an artist known for visual splendor. But there’s more at play …

MoMA’s “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” Exhibition and Collection

111 garments and accessories that altered our perception of style, and 12 pieces you can buy

In 1944, architect and curator Bernard Rudofsky assembled “Are Clothes Modern?” at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. It was the first of its kind—a fashion exhibition addressing the design, manufacturing and culture around clothes that seemed to be caught in the grips of pre-WWII traditional attitudes. On 1 October 2017 a similar exhibition, and the museum’s second look at clothing and accessories—both past and future—will …

Ten Women Who Built NYC’s Art Scene

The Whitney, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim—these are world-famous art museums and their founders (or co-founders) all happen to be women. New York’s art scene doesn’t hinge on three institutions, however. From art salons and extensive commissions to forward-thinking galleries, women built what would become one of the richest cultural scenes on the planet. Some names are more familiar than others—Peggy Guggenheim (founder …

Romain Dauriac + Jenny Mushkin Goldman’s “Singular Object” Exhibition

Dustin Yellin, Jenny Holzer, Ivan Navarro and more in the gallery for Jean Nouvel's 53W53

One can only imagine how daunting a feat it would be to select art for star architect Jean Nouvel or one of his projects. Even more daunting, perhaps, would be hosting an art exhibition in the gallery for 53W53—Nouvel’s glorious new spire rising 1,050 feet directly on the MoMA campus. 53W53, casually referred to as the MoMA Tower, isn’t an ordinary luxury residence. Its exterior …