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THE JAMES ROYAL PALM DEBUTS FIRST-EVER  “CULTURAL COLLECTION” MARQUEE PARTNERSHIPS ALLOW SOUTH BEACH’S NEWEST HOTEL TO DOUBLE AS A SOPHISTICATED CULTURAL HUB
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THE JAMES ROYAL PALM DEBUTS FIRST-EVER “CULTURAL COLLECTION” MARQUEE PARTNERSHIPS ALLOW SOUTH BEACH’S NEWEST HOTEL TO DOUBLE AS A SOPHISTICATED CULTURAL HUB

In light of Miami’s reputation as a burgeoning cultural hotbed, The James Royal Palm, opening in South Beach in October 2012, has brought together four marquee partners to create a first-ever, curated Cultural Collection. Each of these local partners – New World Symphony, YoungArts, Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) […]

Picasso in Black, White and Gray An exhibit at the Guggenheim in New York spins this article in an intriguing new way. By Sara Evans
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Picasso in Black, White and Gray An exhibit at the Guggenheim in New York spins this article in an intriguing new way. By Sara Evans

On the hit-list of artists guaranteed to pack the house, Picasso is near the top. But the current show at the Guggenheim, “Picasso Black and White,” deserves extra points for ingenuity. This artist, whose work spans no less than eight decades and a near-infinity of media, paintings and drawings, sculpture […]

Cutting Dreams Artist Xin Song lights up New York with traditional Chinese folk motifs. by Tina Seligman
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Cutting Dreams Artist Xin Song lights up New York with traditional Chinese folk motifs. by Tina Seligman

As a third-generation American, I confess that I rarely think about my birthright of freedom. Lady Liberty, often mass produced as kitsch souvenirs for tourists, has become a ubiquitous logo for New York like that of the Eiffel Tower for Paris. Illuminating the glass-enclosed Prow Art Space of Manhattan’s Flatiron […]

REGARDING WARHOL SIXTY ARTISTS, FIFTY YEARS AT THE METROPOLITAN M– USEUM  By Sara Evans
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REGARDING WARHOL SIXTY ARTISTS, FIFTY YEARS AT THE METROPOLITAN M– USEUM By Sara Evans

The current show at the Metropolitan Museum in New York demonstrates the adage, “different strokes for different folks.” People of a certain age, who remember Warhol, his city and his entourage, his Factory and his every publicity-stoked action, react as though they are visiting old friends. Younger attendees, who did […]

GREAT NEW BOOKS The death knell for printed books keeps on tolling. But despite dire predictions, the traditional art book is alive and well. Rafts of new beauties fill the shelves at bookstores. Here are some of  this year’s best books,  Art of the Times’ pick of the crop:
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GREAT NEW BOOKS The death knell for printed books keeps on tolling. But despite dire predictions, the traditional art book is alive and well. Rafts of new beauties fill the shelves at bookstores. Here are some of this year’s best books, Art of the Times’ pick of the crop:

Audubon’s Aviary: The Original Watercolors for the Birds Of America edited by Roberta J.M. Olson (Skira Rizzoli, $85.) This gorgeous edition is a must-have for lovers of birds, art or Americana. All 435 of the great naturalist’s original sketches are included. This book reproduces the entire collection of the New […]

Nature Incorporated A group show at art sites in Riverhead, New York looks at the world in a variety of ways. by Joyce Beckenstein
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Nature Incorporated A group show at art sites in Riverhead, New York looks at the world in a variety of ways. by Joyce Beckenstein

There’s good reason why The New York Times called art sites that “quirky little gallery.” Thanks to its inventive director, Glynis Berry, this landmark art space in the sleepy, historic town of Riverhead, Long Island in New York, has persevered during this recession where others have failed. Ms. Berry loves […]

The Art of Transcending the Mundane An ancient Chinese practice brings about wellness, peace and vitality to modern living by Pia-Maria Norris
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The Art of Transcending the Mundane An ancient Chinese practice brings about wellness, peace and vitality to modern living by Pia-Maria Norris

B“ased on four gentle exercises, meditation and the study of the principles truthfulness, compassion and tolerance, the ancient discipline of Falun Dafa has transformed my life in the most wonderful ways,” says the Finnish former fashion model and international cosmetics spokesperson Mrs. Pia-Maria Norris. “It’s all the wisdom of ancient […]