Reflection: “The Dinner Party” (2014)

  To walk around “The Dinner Party” is to greet history in a fuller, less inhibited manner. Designed, built and crafted by historian and artist Judy Chicago and dozens of artisans, and funded by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation between 1974 and 1979, it is a tribute to women from the beginning of recorded history…

Oscars Watch: Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”

Cate Blanchett’s Oscar-winning role in “Blue Jasmine” was the grittiest and most econo-socially relevant of the season. There was the sweetest Dame Judi Dench in “Philomena”, the raspiest, most frightening Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County”, a sultry, mysterious, and brilliant yet cracked Amy Adams in “American Hustle”, and of course Sandra Bullock’s space heroine…

“Go for Sisters” Review

Go for Sisters How many dramatic or crime-centered movies have you seen in your lifetime that had not just one but two female protagonists of color who weren’t maimed or killed halfway through the film and who got what they desired in the final scenes? “Go for Sisters” is the only movie I’ve seen that…

Wangechi Mutu’s “The Fantastic Journey”

Having previously written about the very ….how should I put it? well-documented Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, I’ve also been ruminating on the truly fantastical collection of work on display in the same museum, but with no cameras allowed, by Wangechi Mutu. The exhibit is quiet, so that you can feel the…

A Dose of Truth

missrambler: paulthomasquells: mishawinsexster: Cate Blanchett wins the Oscars on more than one level THIS LISTEN TO THE QUEEN Yes.

Jean Paul Gaultier @ The Brooklyn Museum

The magnificent Jean Paul Gaultier show at the Brooklyn Museum ended with a swarming salute from the last round of art-lovers and fashion queens, who filled the lavishly adorned + spectacularly curated 5th floor gallery space last Sunday. Upon entering into the gallery, I the first thing I realized was that cameras were allowed in….