New York Botanical Garden

By Jimmy Mckenzie All photos by Paul Clemence, courtesy of ARCHI-PHOTO Since the pandemic began the city that never sleeps has been so near empty that many walking along the usually chaotic Times Square had plenty of sidewalks to enjoy all to themselves. Restaurants were soulless, and even usually lively Bryant

Story & photos by Everett Potter Anyone who needs a dose of exuberance after the year we’ve had should make a beeline to KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). Featuring work by celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, it runs from April 10–October 31, 2021. The exhibition

by Mark A. Thompson When you grow up in a plant seed nursery, perhaps it’s only natural that your creative dreams pulse with polka dots and pumpkins, as is the case with artist Yayoi Kusama. Raised in Matsumoto, Japan in the shadow of World War II, Kusama found solace in

By Bobbie Leigh You don’t need to travel 5,000 miles to experience  tropical Hawaii. All it takes is a snap 20 minute ride on Metro North from Grand Central Station to the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG).  Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i  is the Garden’s enthralling new  exhibition of the flora

Reviewed by Everett Potter Why do we travel? Among other reasons, to see the world, to escape, to find a perfect place to rest and perhaps adjust our attitudes. But there was a time when one of the noblest pursuits a traveler could have was to seek out and collect

By Bobbie Leigh Claude Monet always said that if he had not been a painter, he would have been a botanist.  But it was only at the turn of the century  when he became  one of the wealthiest artists in France could he combine his love of painting with plants.