Basket of Flowers, 1848-49. Eugène Delacroix. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
NYC-ARTS aims to grow your NYC cultural IQ by promoting nonprofit and world-renowned cultural institutions, activities and events to the tri-state region through broadcast television, websites and social media. This past season, the series spanned art forms and time periods, including some innovative highlights:

Eugène Delacroix, a 19th century French painter and transformative figure in European painting, was considered the “great colorist of the 19th century.” Philippe de Montebello, NYC-ARTS co-host, and Asher Miller, curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, guided viewers through the exhibition, which was organized with the Musée du Louvre in Paris.

Did you know the Metropolitan Opera has only had three Music Directors in its 135-year history? Paula Zahn, NYC-ARTS co-host, spoke to charismatic young French-Canadian Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who took over the role in 2018.

Hailed by The New York Times as an “exceptional singer of the new generation,” singer Julia Bullock is best known for incorporating social consciousness and activism in her artistry. NYC-ARTS‘ profile of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent Artist-in-Residence showcased her thought-provoking performances that touched on the ideas of identity, objectification and history.

In January, NYC-ARTS spotlit trailblazing women in the arts, all of whom are celebrated for taking risks and bringing their respective crafts to new heights, such as contemporary choreographers Camille A. Brown, Pam Tanowitz, and Ashley Bouder. American Ballet Theatre’s spring season reprised a trio of Twyla Tharp‘s iconic works, and NYC-ARTS was there to speak with her about this venture.

“A belated thank you for the NYC-ARTS segment on Twyla. Where else could we get 11-12 minutes on dance? For that, I am extremely grateful…Having the platform of the show to convey her genius is priceless.” — Kelly Ryan, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, American Ballet Theatre

NYC-ARTS offered a gateway through the Whitney Museum of American Art’s popular exhibition Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again, which showcases more than 350 of Warhol’s works, including ‘Camouflage Last Supper,’ two Rorschach paintings, sculptures, video work and published books.

The series also highlighted The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s landmark exhibition Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, a presentation of 116 objects representing more than 50 North American cultures. “It’s a momentous movement in terms of recognizing Native American art as foundational to our cultural heritage,” said curator Gaylord Torrence, of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

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NYC-ARTS co-hosts Paula Zahn & Philippe de Montebello. Joseph Sinnott