Do You Love Polar Bears?

(chgeharvard.org) Or Oscar the Grouch? (muppetwiki.com) or the Met Museum’s Temple of Dendur? (citypass.com) or the Florida Everglades?(pinterest.com) or the California sea lions? or Old Faithful? (tripadvisor) or Half Dome?(yosemiteconservancy.org) programs that support Meals on Wheels? clean air?clean water? science and climate change? (dailysciencejournal) We take these programs for granted now but DJT has a…

NYCID–Your Passport to New York’s Wonders

First of all, it is free to all New York City residents. (nyc.gov/idnyc) Second, it will replace all those cards you can never keep track of, especially your library card.(nypl.org) Once you have your NYCID card, go to your local NYC library and register it. The library remembers your number and you’re home free. I’ve…

You Can Still See the Sargents at the Met Through October 4

(metmuseum.org) Here is the famous Madame X, a daring (for the time) portrait of a well-known Parisian beauty. Why go to see an exhibit almost exclusively made up of portraits? well, partly, because John Singer Sargent does it so well but also because he happened to paint many of the distinguished artists, writers, musicians, actors,…

Glorious Woman in Gold–Film and Painting–Take Your Pick or Better Yet, See Both

(klimtgallery.org) We happened to see them both in what I would call reverse order–painting first, then the film about its theft by the Nazis and its restitution to its original owners’ heir, Maria Altmann, but it worked just fine. Seeing this brilliant work up close whetted our appetites for a movie that Rory worried would…

Studio Museum in Harlem–Just the Right Size

If you haven’t been to this little gem of a museum, set aside a day to do so–(maybe the same day you eat lunch at Red Rooster around the corner). (studiomuseum.org) A stunning building re-designed by the late Max Bond, its five floors provide just enough wall space to display several artists’ work–just enough to…