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    April 11 Susan, Christine and I went to “The Tank” to see Celeste Cahn perform her work: “A lady does not scratch her crotch”, which she also wrote and directed. It was an intensely acted review of women’s historical and present day emotional and societal challenges. The title protests that a lady does not scratch her crotch, but this one did– and since her hand was covered in shaving cream at the time, the result was really messy!

    April 15 Peoples’ Concert at the Town hall. An all-Mozart concert given by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. It was conducted with confident professionalism by Leon Fleisher in spite of his advancing years. He also played the solo piano in the A Major Concerto with his old sparkle still intact.

     

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The Dioramas at AMNH

The Dioramas  in the Hall of North American Mammals have been exquisitely restored and have been re-opened to the public. I have been fascinated by them since I first came to New York forty odd years ago. On Sunday (1/20/13) I went to the Natural History Museum to wonder afresh at the remarkable skills of the painters, taxidermists and other artists who contributed to the restoration. Taking reflection-free pictures through the protecting plate-glass was a bit challenging but I think the following will give some idea of the painstaking detail involved in creating these wonderful illusions of animals in their habitat.

While visiting the Museum, I also took the opportunity to see The Global Kitchen exhibit. I will describe it in my next post.

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One Response

  1. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos!

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