All posts tagged: VISUAL ARTS

Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl's Window exhibit at the MoMA New York City

The Mystical Magic of Betye Saar at the MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has reopened after a 5-month closure to renovate and expand gallery space at the iconic museum. We visited for the MoMA for the first time since it reopened to see Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl’s Window. Dear reader, it’s totally worth the trip. Here’s our report on the Betye Saar exhibit in New York.

wangechi mutu facade commission met museum

Majestic Sculptures Grace the Facade of the Met Museum

Four elegant African women currently grace the facade of the Met in New York City; each one is seated on her own elevated pedestal. And each one maintains a regal air.  These majestic bronze sculptures, the first in the new annual Facade Commission at the Metropolitan Museum, are the work of Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu. You. Have. To. See. Them. We did, and here’s our report.

outstanding museum exhibits on the art of textiles and weaving

Outstanding Exhibits on the Art of Weaving and Textiles

In recent weeks, we’ve noticed a boomlet in the number of museum exhibitions around the world highlighting the art of weaving and textiles. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of 5 outstanding exhibits on the art of weaving and textiles that are currently underway. Some of them close at the end of October, so get out there and catch them before they’re gone!