How Long Does it Take to Adjust to Retirement Or Should You Just Give Up and Go Back to Work?

Well, that depends. For some people, retiring is like not having someone hit you on the head every day–those people are going to adjust within five or six hours. (Source: biznology.com) For others, adjusting takes a bit longer–for me, for instance, it has taken about two years. Why, when everyone I speak to congratulates me…

A Trip to the Unknown: Wandering Through the National Academy Museum

I bet you’ve never been here, but I could be wrong–I often am–at least, I never was there. On Fifth Avenue, between two giants: the Guggenheim and the Cooper Hewitt (currently undergoing some much needed restoration of its 110-year old building) the National Academy Museum is housed in a Beaux-Arts townhouse formerly the home of…

New Gauguin Show at MOMA–Not What You Expect

At least, it wasn’t what I expected. In this case, it was an old acquaintance in unfamiliar garb, that is, Gauguin as sculptor, wood carver and print maker. I am still angry at MOMA for making a bad artistic decision to knock down three gorgeous Beaux Arts townhouses to expand lo these 40 years ago,…

Back to 1913 and Scandalous Art

If you have a chance before February 23 to get to the New York Historical Society to see the Armory Show, you should do it. This famous show that took place at the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington and 25th and 26th Streets has been recreated. (Source: armory.nyhistory.org) Of the original 1350 works 100 paintings,…

Bijoux, Botanicals and Ballet

In these winter months, bargains are to be had at many NYC events, museums and attractions, some of which are offered through various discount newsletters. One of them is Goldstar and it is free to sign up. This week, offers will get you half price tickets to¬† a few of my favorite places. One is…

Brooklyn Capers–A Trip to the Transit Museum

If you have never been there or, if the last time you were there was when your children raced wildly from one car to another, as Mary Lou’s did, you owe it to yourself to see it again. Arriving in the heart of downtown Brooklyn,I was once again amazed at how big and important a…

Love, War and Exile

If all you ever knew of Marc Chagall were his fiddlers and happy lovers, this exhibit at the Jewish Museum will be a change. Lodged in the former Warburg Mansion, the Museum serves as a living repository of Jewish art, thought and history, but as we know, you don’t have to be Jewish to love…