Monday, March 15, 2010


March 15, 2010

All the lions took to ventures of Asian art and galleries galore and never were they a bore and strode over to see Delman shoes, Bill Cunningham on film and Curious George revisited. Here’s the scoop!!!
THIRTY ONE UNIQUE EXHIBITIONS open concurrently at galleries throughout Manhattan for ASIA WEEK NEW YORK, an open house weekend, and a leading designation for Asian art enthusiasts worldwide. Commences March 20-21. Leading dealers from England, France, Italy and Japan join American colleagues in presenting rare and museum quality works of art to collectors, curators, scholars and patrons to see the best that Asian art has to offer. In addition to the open house venues at over 31 premier Asian Art Dealers exhibitions and lectures take place at the Asia Society, China Institute, Japan Society and Rubin Museum to name a few. Sat. 3/20 12-7pm and Sun. 3/21 12-6pm.
FASHIONISTA ALERT: The inimitable New York Times photographer, Bill Cunningham who has for decades lovingly captured the unexpected trends, events, and people of Manhattan for the Styles section of the newspaper has his day, on March 24th at 7pm at The Museum of Modern Art with the world premiere of the film BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK . Riding his Schwinn bicycle to cover events Cunningham is viewed as he photographs benefits, galas, and fashion shows around Manhattan.

Scandal Sandals and Lady Slippers: A History of DELMAN SHOES, presents Delman’s glamorous, innovative and classic take on shoes that have identified the fashionable and quality-conscious woman’s wardrobe for the past 90 years. Organized by the Graduate Students in the Masters Program in Fashion and Textile Studies , Laura Mina, a co-curator who pointed out that during WWII wooden sole shoes were popular platform models and with the scarcity of leather ribbon and material was used for the uppers. At The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Ave. at 27th St. Through April 3, FREE T-F noon to 8pm, S 10-5pm.

Don’t miss that beloved children’s character CURIOUS GEORGE that impish protagonist of many adventures in books by Margret and H.A. Rey at The Jewish Museum, where the concurrent exhibition of the revolutionary movement in American synagogue design Modern Art, Sacred Space recently opened and runs through August 1st. A short video situates the project in the history of American synagogue architecture. Hours: Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues 11am to 5:45 pm, Thurs. 11am to 8pm and Fri 11am to 4pm. The museum is FREE on Saturdays.
Ta Ta darlings!!! I’m trotting off to Asian Week in New York, a treasure trove of galleries, lectures and exhibits. Fan mail to, and check my blogs amazingartdecodivas, thefashionhistorian and awakenyoursleeping beauty.

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