Posts tagged "museums"

Happy International Cat Day!

August 8th is International Cat Day, also known as World Cat Day and is very important to all of us here at The Frisky because we are on the internet and we love cats, duh.
Grumpy Cat memes have clearly dominated the market for cat appreciation, but there is just so much more out there and we…

Katrin Higher / August 8, 2015

Cookie Monster’s Press Tour Of Art Museums Is The Best Thing You’ll See Today

Because it is Sunday, and the hustle of a monster that carbo-loads while speaking baby talk never ends, here is my favorite picture from Cookie Monster’s whirlwind press tour of New York City art museums, in preparation for his new mixtape  children’s film “The Cookie Thief”.  His selfie-face is on point. [h/t Twitter]…

Megan Reynolds / February 15, 2015

Armor And Weapons From “Game Of Thrones” Will Be On Display At The Met

MEGA cool: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is going to be exhibiting the armor from “Game of Thrones” next month with an accompanying talk on arms and armaments featuring the series’ costume designer, Michele Clapton. She’ll be joined by post-minimalist artist Miya Ando and the Met’s curator in Arms and Armor,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 14, 2014

Mindfulness And The Bucket List At Museums

When I went to the MoMA, I went not knowing what exactly they had in their collection. I do that with museums — why spoil the fun of discovery? I went to the National Gallery of Art in 2012 and was preoccupied with a Sol LeWitt and a Lawrence Weiner before I rounded the corner…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 26, 2014

The Met Costume Institute Chooses An Unlikely Subject For Next Year’s Exhibit

Killer news for gritty Sid Vicious appreciators and louche Givenchy fanatics alike: the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has announced the subject of next year’s illustrious spring exhibition, and they’re drawing inspiration from some very badly behaved candidates. On the heels of this year’s “Schiaparelli and Prada” exhibit, which drew less-than-desirable numbers, the museum…

Rachel Krause / September 16, 2012

Get A Look At Gauguins Without Leaving The Country — Or The Couch

I do enjoy going to museums and galleries to get a closer look at art, whether it’s an iconic masterpiece produced by a long-dead Renaissance man or a modern work by an up-and-comer, but truth be told, I’m also lazy. Of course, some of the most amazing museums are right here in New York City,…

Rachel Krause / April 6, 2012

Woman Rubs Her Bare Butt All Over $30 Million Painting

Like many of us, the first thing I like to do when I’m wasted is find the nearest multi-million dollar painting and rub up all on it. That’s just what poor Carmen Tisch, of Denver, Colorado, was trying to do when she was stopped by police for punching and then pressing her bare ass o…

Julie Gerstein / January 5, 2012

Rachel Roy Talks Philanthropy

“I always try to give back with everything I do. The idea of not doing everything in your power for other people is crazy to me. I learned it from my parents. Having children of my own I know the importance of having a safe place for them to go and learn. [The Westchester Children’s

Annika Harris / October 28, 2010

Nude Performers At The MoMA Suffer Groping And Other Hardships

Apparently we are not mature enough or decent enough to view art anymore. At a Marina Abramovic performance art retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, I was shocked and appalled to find out about all of the offensive behaviors by museum-goers. One of the performance pieces, called…

Ami Angelowicz / April 19, 2010

Museum Puts Dior On A Pedestal

In the wrong place at the right time: A new fashion exhibit lauding the work of Dior comes just in time for Paris Fashion Week (it begins next week), but finds itself at the Musée du Président Jacques Chirac in Sarran, a good 300 miles south of the fashion capital. The show, “Dior: The Creative…

Leonora Epstein / February 27, 2010

Fashion History Is Pretty But Painful

Has anything changed for women since the 1880s? We’re still stuffing ourselves into too-small clothes like skinny jeans and wreaking havoc on our feet with dangerously steep platform shoes. But that’s nothing in comparison to what our foremothers went through to look good — or stay incredibly thin). “Suffer for Beauty,” an exhibition at the…

Leonora Epstein / August 12, 2009

The Guerrilla Girls Go Down In History

The Guerrilla Girls, a group of anonymous activists whose mission is to fight discrimination against female and minority artists in the art world, have sold a bunch of documents, letters, and artwork to the Getty Research Institute for an undisclosed sum. This is kind of ironic because the Guerrilla Girls have protested against the art…

Catherine Strawn / April 9, 2009

French Museum Teaches Kids About Kissing

“Sex — What’s the big deal?” A French Museum of Science and Industry exhibit for children is asking that very question. The “cheeky, hands-on” experience is adapted from a book by Zep and Hélène Brulle and features a comic girl and boy as hosts. Kid visitors, unlike most adult sexual experiences, start off “Being i…

Simcha / March 13, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: DNA Dating, A Month-Long Sex Quest, Art In Paris, And A Canadian Co-Op

Dating site has users send in a sample of their DNA so that matches can be made based on immune system genes, along with the usual personality preferences. “Nature wants us to breed with others that have different immune system genes than ours,” said Chris Holz, Scientific Match’s co-founder. [The Daily Free Press]

Catherine Strawn / February 19, 2008