Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art

Everyone loves a story about hidden codes and secret symbols. They’re part of the enduring mainstream appeal of groups like the Freemasons and the Odd Fellows, two fraternities with habits of cloaking their intellectual property and activities in complicated imagery and ritual. Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art is an exhibition at […]

Two compelling celebrations of surrealist art are on exhibition under one roof in two galleries at Manhattan’s beloved Carlyle Hotel.

Surrealist Diptych at the Carlyle Hotel

It’s a pure pleasure when two art shows play into and against one another, and a real boon when they’re only a short walk apart. They’re even under the same roof. The Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan boasts two galleries. The Helly-Nahmad Gallery at street level, and upstairs, the Di Donna. Di Donna has mounted “Fields […]

Frida Kahlo: Two Fridas, 1939

Frida Khalo Fashions A Garden Into Art

One doesn’t have to be a devotee of Frida Kahlo to recognize her paintings; her style is one of the most distinctive in the long history of portrait artists, full of deeply personal symbolism. Every bit as iconic as the colorful dresses she painted herself wearing, the flowers in her hair and backgrounds and hands […]