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George Stubbs, The Third Duke of Dorset’s Hunter with a Groom and a Dog, 1768, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, moments from Sofitel NYC.
Stubbs’s cool and accurate portraits of wild animals, dogs, and most notably horses with their owners, trainers, riders, or stable hands, appealed to and were much sought after by prominent sporting enthusiasts. It may be seen that he was also a gifted landscape painter. Although he received little critical attention from his contemporaries, Stubbs is now regarded as one of the most innovative English artists of the eighteenth century.
Reblogged from Cave to Canvas
LE CORBUSIER NEW YORK
We have always been big fans of The Center for Architecture in NYC. Now we love the AIANY even more after we read the amazing details of the upcoming Le Corbusier/New York - a two-day symposium in June that takes an in-depth look at this famous French architect’s relationship to our fair city! The program features an exclusive preview of MoMA’s upcoming exhibition “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes” by its curator Jean-Louis Cohen. Engaging lectures at the Center will follow with Peter Eisenman, Yale Professor Stanislaus von Moos, Columbia Professor Mary McLeod, MoMA’s Chief Curator of Architecture and Design Barry Bergdoll, Jean-Louis Cohen, and others discussing how Le Corbusier’s ideas about New York City influenced his work and how, in turn, Le Corbusier’s legacy impacted the city’s built environment. Finally, go behind the scenes with a tour of the United Nations headquarters exploring the building’s architectural history, including Le Corbusier’s contentious collaboration with the project’s main architect Oscar Niemeyer. Check out all the details here!
Looking for the perfect New York weekend? New York City is home to hundreds of cultural institutions and historic sites, many of which are internationally known. Sofitel New York is ideally situated to take advantage of all that NYC has to offer. For example an impressive list of 360 ‘cultural and historic sites’ sit within a ten block radius each side of the hotel. What more could you ask for? How magnifique…
The Maison Goyard, founded in 1853 in Paris by François Goyard, is known to be the oldest and most prestigious trunk maker in existence. It’s also a favorite of our and has been for some time. Currently, Goyard products are available only in a select number of stores in New York, Beverly Hills and San Francisco. In the case of LA and NYC, the stores also happen to be very close to Sofitel. Like Sofitel you will also find some pet-friendly accessories for 2013 perfect for a Sofitel weekend visit. Discover the world of Goyard on your next visit to one of our North American cities.
BUTTERFLIES IN NYC
The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive In Winter returns to the American Museum of Natural History in New York this moth - This annual favorite features 500 live specimens flying in all directions around a re-created tropical forest environment right in the middle of Manhattan.
Reblogged from Head Like an Orange
Cooling off near willow trees in the twelve-acre Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens, which affords a wide-angle view across the East River to the United Nations…. The perfect NYC view.
CDG vs JFK? The perfect #traveltuesday discussion/poll. Thoughts?
With their waterfronts opening up, the distance between glam Lower Manhattan and newly hip Brooklyn has never felt shorter… Our favorite travel magazine, Conde Nast Travel, has created an interactive guide to New York’s Waterfront right in time for a spring explore. Explore the map here.
NEW YORK’S RIVIERA
City officials have taken to calling the water [around the city] New York’s “sixth borough,” and if it were actually granted that status, it would be the largest of them all—more than a quarter of the city’s surface area is liquid. One reason the land here is so densely packed is that it’s an archipelago, webbed by rivers, estuaries, inlets, bays, and channels. Five hundred miles of coast meander through the metropolis, a shoreline more extensive and more varied than those of Seattle, Chicago, Portland, and San Francisco combined. New York has miles of public beaches, vast expanses of wetlands, gritty industrial stretches, and a lengthening necklace of waterfront greenery.
Image and text c/o Conde Nast Traveler.
CHIC GOYARD ARRIVAL
Did you know that Goyard, our favorite French Malletier (trunkmaker), is now the oldest trunk maker in existence? But far from resting on the past, Goyard is embracing technology - get acquainted with the art of personalization with their innovative online simulator.
(Image c/o Goyard)