Scher Collection of Portrait Medals Opens at the Frick Today

The Frick Collection has just received the largest gift in its history: a collection of portrait medals from the Renaissance onwards given by Stephen K. Scher and Janie Woo Scher. To celebrate this donation, a selection of 100 of these medals will be on view today through September 12, 2017. The exhibition is organized by Aimee Ng, associate…

CLOSING SOON: Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 at the FIT Museum

April 15 is the last day to see the standout show “Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968” curated by Colleen Hill at the Museum at FIT (closed Sundays and Mondays; admission is free). It’s a fascinating look at how the birth of ready-to-wear in France changed the fashion industry in ways that are still being felt today. As the market for…

City as Canvas, the Portrait of an Era

Seeing “City as Canvas” at the Museum of the City of New York, which opened yesterday and is up through August 24, was an unexpectedly rewarding, and even moving, experience. Not so much because of the quality of the art, some of which I was disappointed by, but because the show is so clearly a…

Come Together: Surviving Sandy Year 1

The opening of “Come Together: Surviving Sandy Year 1” on October 20 was fun, intriguing, and challenging. Curator Phong Bui has brought together works with breadth and depth, treating Hurricane Sandy both directly and obliquely. The most large-scale, eye-catching pieces were easy to find on the ground floor, such as an installation by the Bruce High Quality…