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,…

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…