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WNYC News

An Ironic Ode to Photography

Saturday, March 21, 2015

In an era when everyone is a photographer, Polish artist Piotr Uklański is trying to make sense of the medium with his new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum.

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WNYC News

Do You Like the Met's New Fountains? How About Their Politics?

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum has two new fountains, but some people don't like that they are named after David H. Koch.

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WNYC News

In an Era of Selfies, Is Straight Photography Art?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Garry Winogrand's retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum reminds us of the virtues of the style known as "straight photography."

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WNYC News

This is What America Looked Like

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Thousands of regular Americans were captured by the lens of the late photographer Garry Winogrand.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Scientific Revolution of the Ball Gown

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Couturier Charles James' sculptural, scientific and mathematical approaches forever changed the world of high fashion. The Metropolitan Museum is showcasing his decades of work, including wrap-over trousers, figure-eight skirts, body-hugging sheaths, ribbon capes and dresses, spiral-cut garments, poufs and, of course, the gowns.

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WNYC News

The Greatest Unknown Master of Design

Saturday, May 10, 2014

 British designer Charles James was celebrated in his lifetime, but holds cult status only in fashion circles.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: The Private Paradise

Sunday, September 16, 2012

This program explores finding paradise and fixing the world in stories by promising young writers and established humorists.

 

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Studio 360

Saville on Bacon

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Francis Bacon exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art serves up depictions of carcasses, sex, and a psychologically tortured pope. They're brutal, but impossible to ignore. Painter Jenny Saville explains why younger artists are so influenced by Bacon, and how he helped save painting ...

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