Wang Mansheng and the Restorative Power of the Natural World

For our Roving Directors feature, we ask Westchester arts professionals to go into the community and give us their take on another institution’s on-view exhibition. This month, Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe, incoming Executive Director of Katonah Museum of Art, looks at “Cloud Wanderings of Wang Mansheng,” currently on display at the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.    … Read More »

We Can Do It! 
Women’s Work at Lyndhurst

by Michelle Falkenstein What does a 19th century memorial wreath made from human hair have in common with a wall hanging woven from synthetic hair extensions by contemporary artist Nafis White? Everything.        Women’s Work, an exhibition at Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, draws a thread from the domestic handiwork done by women from … Read More »

Enslaved Africans’ Rain Garden: 13 Years in the Making

by Taylor Michael The first thing to notice about artist Vinnie Bagwell’s latest project isn’t the landscaped park and waterfront views, the sensuous details carved into each sculpted figure, or even the thought-provoking backstories. To understand the Enslaved Africans’ Rain Garden, start with the name. For one, “Africans’” is possessive. The garden is actually theirs. … Read More »