Monday, August 31, 2009

Next week!

Whew! I can hardly believe summer is about to end. With all of the rain we've had in the city, it almost feels like we went straight from April showers to Autumn (minus a few weeks of hellish humidity and heat). I am really excited, not only to break out my fall clothes and order a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but to get back into opening season at New York galleries. Pretty much starting next week, most galleries will be opening their new September shows, and I can't wait. Here's a few that I will definitely be checking out:

Farmani Gallery
111 Front Street, Suite 212, 718-578-4478
September 10 - October 3, 2009
Opening: Thursday, September 10, 6 - 8:30 PM

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Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery
Williamsburg / Greenpoint / Bushwick
438 Union Avenue, 718-383-7309
September 11 - October 11, 2009
Opening: Friday, September 11, 7 - 9 PM

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Luhring Augustine Gallery
531 West 24th Street, 212-206-9100
September 12 - October 24, 2009
Opening: Friday, September 11, 6 - 8 PM

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Met Exhibiting Vermeer's Milkmaid

I'm incredibly excited for this upcoming show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art- they're receiving Vermeer's The Milkmaid from Amsterdam where it has been at the Rijksmuseum.

This will be the first time the painting has traveled to the USA since the 1939 World's Fair. It will be exhibited among five other Vermeers and work by other admired Delft artists such as
Pieter de Hooch, Gabriƫl Metsu, Nicolaes Maes, Emanuel de Witte, Hendrick van Vliet, and Hendrick Sorgh.

The exhibition will open on September 10 and will be up until November 29, 2009. After such quiet weeks in the art world (as is usually in the month of August), I have something to look forward to - I absolutely adore Vermeer's use of light - who doesn't?

Click here to read The HuffingtonPost article on the upcoming exhibition of Vermeer's Milkmaid at the Met

Friday, August 7, 2009

MutualArt Open to All!

Thought I'd share some good news! One of my favorite art resource websites,, just restructured its subscription service, allowing free access of the website without having to have a member profile (which is actually free anyway).

Keeping up with the art world is not easy, especially in a city like New York, with hundreds of galleries and dozens of museums. In order to stay up to date with the openings, events, happenings and news of the New York and international art scene, I check every week because they have comprehensive profiles on galleries, art fairs, museums, artists and a free article database.

I signed up for a basic membership, which is free: you fill out a profile about your art interests, what artists or cities you want to track, and every week MutualArt emails you a list of events, venues, and artists that might peak your interests, based on your member preferences. And for the person who really wants full access to the website, there's a premium membership (offered now at a special price $19/month or $199/year) that has the works.

Anyway, I find the website pretty helpful and easy to use, so thought I'd share. Stay in the know--check it out!