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My Experience as a Museum Intern

My Experience as a Museum Intern

My Experience as a Museum Intern Annie Muscat, FCRH 2020 This summer, I had the fantastic opportunity to serve as Marketing Intern at the Bowers Museum in Southern California. As a mid-size non-profit institution, Bowers houses an expansive collection that spans over centuries, continents, and […]

Recalling a Night with Yoshitomo Nara: Classic Rock and Teen Angst Live On

Recalling a Night with Yoshitomo Nara: Classic Rock and Teen Angst Live On

Recalling a Night with Yoshitomo Nara: Classic Rock and Teen Angst Live On By Annie Muscat, FCRH 2020 Just over a year ago, Yoshitomo Nara, a contemporary Japanese artist, delivered an informal lecture entitled “From the Depth of My Drawer—My Works, My Childhood” at Columbia […]

An Evening with Yinka Shonibare MBE

An Evening with Yinka Shonibare MBE

An Evening with Yinka Shonibare MBE By Liam Otero, FCRH 2020 Since the late 1980s, the world continues to be captivated by the deep, historically-rooted art of famed British-Nigerian artist, Yinka Shonibare. In conjunction with the 1980s Young British Artists movement, Shonibare self-identifies as a […]

“Rodin at the Met”: Upholding a Long-Standing History

“Rodin at the Met”: Upholding a Long-Standing History

The sculptures and drawings of Auguste Rodin, on view in “Rodin at the Met” remind viewers of the beauty in human life and human bodies. The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents this exhibition alongside numerous worldwide exhibitions celebrating Rodin’s legacy and commemorating 100 years since […]

MoMA’s Version of a Birthday Party: “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive”

MoMA’s Version of a Birthday Party: “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive”

The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, is hosting a major career retrospective on architect Frank Lloyd Wright to commemorate 150 years since his birth. Wright’s 150th birthday would have been June 8th, 2017, thus this exhibition which runs from June 12th to October 1st, 2017 […]

Desire, Disgust, and Subversive Body Parts at <i> Carol Rama:  Antibodies </i>

Desire, Disgust, and Subversive Body Parts at Carol Rama: Antibodies

Carol Rama:  Antibodies at the New Museum is a disquietingly sexual, weirdly liberating, and vividly physical show.  It is a show whose through lines are bodily fluids, genitalia, fetishes, and limbs.  I’ve never seen anything just like it.  Or, I’ve never seen a collection of […]

Opening Night for A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

Opening Night for A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

Cue the unsophisticated toddler: that’s me. Pan to the setting: that’s Japan Society full of well-established and cultured intellectuals, with me in toe. This is the scene of my working at the A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints opening event. “Here I am, […]

Can Denim Protest?:  “Counter-Culture” at the Museum of Art and Design

Can Denim Protest?: “Counter-Culture” at the Museum of Art and Design

Much of the publicity surrounding the Museum of Art and Design’s new exhibition “Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture” positions the show as a timely comment on fashion’s role in politics.  In a day and age where hand knitted pussy-hats represent political protest, the […]

Infinity Mirrors From the Inside Out

Infinity Mirrors From the Inside Out

            The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., a division of the Smithsonian, launched its most highly attended exhibition ever on February 23rd (over 14,000 people went in the first week!). Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors, a collection of […]

Disrupting the Narrative:  Political Resistance at the Museum of Modern Art

Disrupting the Narrative: Political Resistance at the Museum of Modern Art

The fifth floor of the Museum of Modern Art is devoted to the Museum’s permanent collection of works from the late 19th to the mid 20th centuries.  This is the place where one can find, moving from one gallery to the next, the instantly recognizable […]