Category: New York

  • A Walk Through The Gates

    As you may, or may not know, Central Park has been covered in 7,500 brightly colored orange “gates”. Apparently a project that Christo has wanted to do since 1979, it has, for two weeks only, come to fruition. I took some pictures, but there are some much better ones on Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s website. Not…

  • MoMA

    New York’s Museum of Modern Art was established at a time when no one was buying modern art. As such, they were able to snap up a good percentage of the really important pieces of that period. Yes, despite the anachronistic name, the age of the avant-garde is now past (ended around 1970) and for…

  • January Blizzard ‘05

    Jee, one of my classmates, and I, decided to head to the Met this morning. We got there about 10am. At that time, there wasn’t even a hint that it would be snowing (unless you count the weather reports). Several hours later, as we were making our way in to the modern and contemporary section,…

  • Central Park in Fall

    I decided not to go into the studio today, but I managed to make it to a couple of critical New York locations. It is interesting to see how different the various areas of the city look and feel. One needs only walk for a few blocks to get the sense of a completely different…

  • Halloween Party

    The student government group threw a Halloween Party this past Friday. Halloween is apparently a very important holiday for art students. I didn’t realize that there was going to be so much pressure to come up with a clever costume. We had about a $100 to spend on decorations… I think that we did quite…

  • Weekend Update

    Hey, that’s a catchy title… 😉 Yesterday there was a gallery tour through Chelsea. We visited about a dozen galleries there. The really amazing part, however, was that we only needed to move between three streets to visit 12 galleries, and that we skipped more than half of the galleries on those three streets! The…

  • Only in NY

    Famous Person Sighting: I was strolling through the Met today with Tara and Loren when we happened upon Kofi Annan. He and his wife, Nane, were there enjoying a special exhibit of 6th Dynasty Chinese artifacts. – Jeremy

  • A Day at the Met

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of the greatest museums in the world. I wanted to spend the day away from the studio, so I decided to spend the bulk of the day walking the hallowed halls of the Met. To say that the place is huge is an understatement. I’ve…

  • Law and Order

    Last Thursday I was making my towards Chinatown for some excellent Pad Thai with one of my studio-mates, when we happened through the filming of a scene from the popular show Law and Order. There are several flavors of that show on the air, and this one happened to be Special Victims Unit (SVU) .…

  • September 11th

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  • Picture Time

    I know that I’ve been promising pictures to everyone—well, the time has finally come… Here is the front door to the New York Academy of Art. I love that there are sculptures in the front windows. These are plaster casts made from the original sculptures. Here is the one of Donatello’s St. George that I…

  • Welcome to New York… and here’s the walking tour

    Okay, so I’m staring to get the hang of the trains (what everyone here calls the subway) and thinking to myself that one really and truly does not need a car in the city–how cool is that? It takes like 10-15 minutes to get from my apartment door to the front door of the school…