Author: Adriana Mnuchin

Recital Series at the Park Avenue Armory

The Park Avenue Armory and its collection of restored nineteenth-century interiors is a treasure! A great pleasure within that treasure was experienced last evening in the Officers Room with an all-Beethoven program with three sonatas. On violin, Kristóf Baráti, and …Read More

A Celebration of Harold Pinter

At the Irish Repertory Theatre at the DR2 Theatre, Julian Sands is heroic in his celebration of the poetry and life of Harold Pinter. He knew Pinter well and quotes Antonia Fraser often – both encouraging him to take you …Read More


A romantic comedy for 2016 is most unusual. Yet, “Heisenberg” is as close as it gets to that genre . Mary Louise Parker and Denis Arndt are worthy of a Broadway transfer, which they now have at the Samuel Friedman …Read More

China Through the Looking Glass

“China Through the Looking Glass, An Exhibition of Virtuosity” in the Great Hall of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 14. Great urns in the wall niches and in center of the Hall festooned with branches of cherry blossoms Magically …Read More

May Auction Week

Amazingly full of great works of art for an ever-increasing art-collecting global audience. Catalogues heavier than a 15-lb weight. From a sneak preview of the Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Auctions week of May 11, some must sees: 1. Jeff …Read More

The Odyssey

“When dawn spread out her fingertips of rose.” One of the many gorgeous pieces of writing if you spare the time to read “The Odyssey,” Robert Fitzgerald translation. It is a masterpiece – the first poem, the first novel. Homer …Read More

Edmund de Waal

Did you read “The Hare with Amber Eyes”? An absorbing memoir –- a family saga — of the Ephrussi family, written by Edmund de Waal, who is also an artist now being shown at the Gagosian Gallery, Madison Ave. The …Read More

Twelfth Night and Richard III

Shakespeare himself would applaud: Mark Rylance starring as Richard in “King Richard the Third,” and as Olivia in “Twelfth Night,” in repertory fresh from the Globe Theatre of London to NYC. Ben Brantley reviewed it in London as a love …Read More