Metropolitan Museum of Art

By Bobbie Leigh “Every person has little secrets and privacies that are not proper to be exposed even to the nearest friend,” observed Ben Franklin. The new Metropolitan Museum of Art’s  blockbuster exhibition.  Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents ,on view through July 31, 2022, presents  almost  90 of the artists paintings and

By Bobbie Leigh The three Abrahamic faiths that define Jerusalem have fought, protected, cherished, and preserved this ancient and mile-square city, each in its own way. Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s  blockbuster new exhibition,  presents some 200 objects —reliquaries, ceramics, glass,  lamps and lanterns,

By Bobbie Leigh It’s not the little house on the prairie.  And it’s not as scary as the sinister mansion next to the Bates Motel  in the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s s new Roof  Garden Commission “Transitional Object  (PsychoBarn)”  is inspired  in part  by the film but

By Bobbie Leigh At the recent New York Times travel show, a visitor queried cruise and tour companies searching for a Black Sea cruise.  She found a few but none as compelling  and complete as the joint Yale and Metropolitan  Museum of Art’s circumnavigation of the Black Sea, September 24-

  By Bobbie Leigh Prepare to be dazzled. Birds in the Art of Japan, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will leave you spellbound. “Inspiration for the exhibition comes from traditional Japanese court poetry, haiku, and a Wallace Stevens  1923 poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” says John Carpenter,