Hyperallergic staff are all working from home these days and we thought we’d share what we’ve been reading in our private moments offline.
A one-of-a-kind exhibition by artists Maira Kalman and Alex Kalman inspired by the fascinating life of their family matriarch. On view through March 10.
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In the writer and illustrator Maira Kalman’s latest project, she narrates a morning workout at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that exemplifies her digressive spirit and openness to new ideas.
“Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough,” Gustave Flaubert wrote in a letter.
Maira Kalman Selects, one of eight inaugural shows at the newly renovated Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, features precisely what its title promises: a group of objects from the Smithsonian collections handpicked by artist, author, and designer Maira Kalman.
The girl stands awkwardly, her arms crossed over her stomach. Below them she wears high-waisted shorts, wrinkled through with creases and rolled at the bottom; above them she wears a frilly top. And above that, her deeply furrowed brow, mirrored by the part in her neatly done hair.