Don’t worry if you weren’t one of the lucky people to score tickets to this sold out gallery talk at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can still explore how Claude Monet used his garden at Giverny as inspiration for his paintings by downloading our app created in partnership with the Met, NYBG in Bloom!
Fast.Co.Design declares our app, NYBG in Bloom, “downright functional,” “so fun,” and ” a great, free download for the iOS that has plenty of Monet along with a few UI tricks that developers should check out.”
Who wants to join me for a road (er train) trip to see Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art? Kelly’s drawings are spare and spartan, and yet full of warmth and dimension. There is something about them that alludes to the story behind them, an idea I had before I read this glowing review of the small exhibition in the New York Times (plants, it seems, are having a major moment in New York City this summer).
As someone who loves taking pictures of my plants as a way to remember not just what I thought was beautiful, but in order to remember what I wasfeelingat that time, I kind of figured there was more to Kelly’s art than mere botanical art. So, who’s up for a quick gallery visit?~AR
No matter where you are, you can now enjoy Monet’s gardens with the Monet’s Garden free app tour, created by the New York Botanical Garden in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum. The tour is part of the NYBG in Bloom app.
Discover beautiful photos and paintings, learn more about the connections between Monet’s art and his gardens, and if you’re feeling inspired, use the app’s “Impressionist Lens” feature to capture your own art.
Honestly, I just love reading The Medieval Garden Enclosed, the blog of the Cloisters Museum and Gardens (part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art); they do such an amazing job of tying modern plants to the past, and their recent post on the rose in heraldry is no exception. If the Garden had a crest, I would imagine that at least one of the beautiful roses from the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden would make it into the design. What plant would be in your crest? ~AR
Where clouds of leaves and frost-covered flowers vie in wondrous splendor.
Our chrysanthemums were covered in mist, not frost.