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! 


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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