When we go to a museum, what are we hoping to experience? Awe? Escape? A jolt of energy? Or perhaps a sense of deeper understanding. A feeling of connection with the past. Maybe even a glimpse of the future. At a recent visit to the Met, we made a spontaneous detour to see an exhibit that we normally would have passed by. And we felt all of these things. If you can, you should definitely see this one for yourself (and if not, we’re sharing photos): there’s epic beauty and human struggle on display at the vital Winslow Homer Crosscurrents exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum (aka the Met) in New York City.
Thelma Hill is best summer dance festival to see artists of color, and now is the time to grab your tickets. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of everything you need to know about the inspirational Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (THPAC) in New York.
As part of our Gotham Insiders Guide series, we’ve been opening up our secret vault and sharing our favorite places for just about everything in New York City. In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve turned our attention to where to go in the city if you want to hear a poetry reading, watch a poetry slam, or even perform yourself. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has found the best places in New York City (NYC) for live open mic poetry readings, spoken word performances, poetry slams and more, including the famous Nuyorican Poets Café.
Here at Dandelion Chandelier, we’ve been exploring the world of luxury through the lens of black and African-American designers, artists, writers, chefs, vintners and more. Nothing is more Old School luxurious than the world of classical music, right? Which made us wonder: who are the best African-American classical musicians right now? Our ace correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the top black musicians in the world of classical music right now, including composers, conductors, violinists, vocalists and more – these are some of the names to know and celebrate.
Change continues to transform the world of contemporary art, with more and more women – including women of color – launching galleries of their own. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 13 influential contemporary art galleries owned or led by powerful women that you can visit right now in New York, Chicago, Paris and more, including three new galleries in NYC recently opened and either owned or led by Black women.