Everybody today, it seems, knows who was Michelangelo Buonarotti (1475-1564)…..painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and with Leonardo da Vinci, one of the two greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. So it should come as no surprise that this season's blockbuster exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art should be "Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" and that it should be packing in the crowds.. The show has already been seen by more than half a million visitors, and on its final day (Monday, February 12), it (but not the rest of the museum) will be open until 9 pm. Read More
Report from the Front
Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. New shows: "events;" how to support the online edition: "works."
November 12, 2012
Continuing (& concluding) the saga I began earlier, I give you four more social/artistic events on the Manhattan museum circuit, 2 here & 2 more in a second installment (below) The week beginning Monday October 1 had a museum media preview four days running, Monday through Thursday. In fact, there were two on Monday, but I didn’t Read More