Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition: diamonds and masterworks galore

New York feasted its eyes on the precious stones and designs of Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels. Hosted by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, it was the most comprehensive exhibition ever organized for the brand created in 1896. I was thoroughly impressed by the beauty of the jewelry, the technical … Continue reading Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition: diamonds and masterworks galore

NY diary: Van Cleef, the Neue Galerie and the Guggenheim Museum

After guiding you through bustling Midtown Manhattan and its skyscrapers, it’s time to enjoy a bit of cultural bliss in calmer settings. As Maman Ritournelle is a great appreciator of art and beautiful things, I decided to treat her to three remarkable stops on Museum Mile: the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Neue Galerie and the Guggenheim. … Continue reading NY diary: Van Cleef, the Neue Galerie and the Guggenheim Museum