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Monday, June 1, 2020

Illusions of the Photographer at The Morgan Library


Do you believe it is June already ? I don't know where the time is flying, but it sure is. Hope that you are all doing well and staying healthy. 

Illusions of the Photographer was an exhibit I viewed at The Morgan Library last year. It was quite fascinating to see in person, and I photographed much of the descriptions so you can read along and enjoy! I loved the fact that the photographer was from McKeesport, Pa as I have colleagues that are located in that area. This museum is one of the many places I look forward to getting back to when in the city. 
































225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Throwback Thursday "City of NY Dept of Health Bulletin 1918"



A very relatable bulletin from the City of NY Department of Health from 1918. I think we can all agree this is a good reminder in our current pandemic of 2020. As I stated before, my Mother's sister passed away at age 4 during the 1918 pandemic. I was able to find her death certificate after my Mom passed away, they always called her Rosie but on her death certificate her name was May. I can't imagine losing a 4 year old child and what my Grandmother went through. I am saddened I didn't get to know her, as I was so close to all my Mom's side of the family. They were a warm and loving group of people. Let us remember all those lost in 1918 & 2020; let's hope the next time one of these comes along, we will be better prepared and have less loss.


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Monday, May 18, 2020

A New Yorker Bouquet at The Morgan Library

This one just makes you smile! 

A short post today but one I felt the need to share. A New York Bouquet  was a lovely exhibit at The Morgan Library and Museum I viewed during the holidays in 2019. I love the fact that these smaller museums offer exhibits easy to enjoy and quick to view. I hope you enjoy these lovely New Yorker magazine covers! 

July 2, 2019, through January 19, 2020

A cluster of flowers—in a vase, in a fist, in a field—serves as a focal point in each of these ten drawings, which span six decades of covers and cartoons for The New Yorker. In 1931, Barbara Shermund, one of the outstanding illustrators of the magazine’s early years, placed a bouquet between two confident women who muse about the downsides of marriage. Almost sixty years later, Roz Chast—one of today’s most accomplished cartoonists—reimagined Velázquez’s Spanish infantas as American girls-about-town with posies in hand. Ludwig Bemelmans, known for his series of Madeline books for children, used nothing but black line to portray a waiter creating a sinuous table arrangement. In the most recent selection, French artist André François repurposed a scrap of floral wallpaper by adding two bees who share a nectar toast upon a bed of roses.

This New Yorker bouquet is drawn from the extraordinary collection of over 1300 drawings for the magazine assembled by Melvin R. Seiden. The curator of the installation is Christine Nelson, Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts.




Love this! 



Fantastic! 





The cakes were just wonderful! 


The beauty of the Morgan Library and Museum 


The Morgan Library and Museum is offering many of their exhibits for view online. Please visit their website and then make a note to see them in person once they reopen. It is one of my most favorite places in New York City! 

225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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