Marisa Tom | September 23, 2011 10:00 amDidn't get enough of Alexander McQueen's splendor last month? Me either. Thankfully, fashion icon Daphne Guinness has essentially handed over her coveted wardrobe, chock-full of McQueen creations, to be put on display in the Museum at FIT (227 W.Read More
Marisa Tom | August 26, 2011 10:30 amRemember those shoebox dioramas from elementary school, with colored saran wrap, wire hanger trees, clay people, and foam accoutrements? Well, the diorama-like models and miniatures featured in the Museum of Arts and Design's (2 Columbus Circle, 212-299-7777) "Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities" are nothing like those wishful thinking school projects.
"Otherworldly" showcases a group of artists from around the globe who share an interest in constructing small-scale depictions of artificial environments and alternative realities.Read More
Marisa Tom | August 5, 2011 10:30 amThere's that age-old saying "a picture's worth a thousand words," but in this case, these photos only tell a fraction of the story. Since the Alexander McQueen "Savage Beauty" exhibit debuted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, the lines to see the revered designer's work have been equally as savage. The museum reports that the sheer volume of people who've come from near and far to experience Savage Beauty is now record breaking and that museum memberships have doubled as a result.Read More
Marisa Tom | July 18, 2011 10:00 amThe heat's not going anywhere, so let's take cover and let our art horizons expand while our body temperatures drop. Chilling out in a bookstore is one way to go, but how about ducking into the MoMA (11 W. 53rd St., 212-708-9400) for some artful respite?Read More
Marisa Tom | July 5, 2011 8:40 amAs if PopSugar's interview with Jason Segel on the set of The Muppets movie wasn't enough to get my inner child wildly excited for a resurgence of Muppet love, news of the Museum of the Moving Image's (36-01 35 Ave., 718-777-6888) upcoming Jim Henson exhibit certainly did me in.
On July 16, take a walk down memory lane with Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog at the Jim Henson's Fantastic World exhibit. Ever wondered how Henson dreamed up such creative characters and outlandish sets?Read More