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By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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The Art of the Diorama: An Interview with the American Museum of Natural History exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt

Diorama created by Cynthia Parsons McDaniel I was lucky enough to take The Art of Diorama, a class which is only offered once a year and to a very limited amount of students. Led by American Museum of Natural History More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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We talk with Charlotte Vignon, Curator of Decorative Arts of The Frick Collection

Knob for a French windowPierre Gouthière after a design by Claude-Nicolas LedouxGilt bronze, ca. 1770Knob: 2 × 2¼ inches Back plate: 2¾ × ⅜ inchesMusée des Arts décoratifs, Paris; photo: © Th. Hennocque The More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2016

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival showcased some of the most exhilarating films shown at any film festival in years. The Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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We Talk with Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen + Brush

I interviewed Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen + Brush at their new space in the Flatiron district. This recently opened new space is a real departure in the best possible sense with a vibrant industrial More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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Collagist and Illustrator Cynthia Parsons McDaniel discusses being part of the Mid-Year exhibition at the National Academy of Art and Museum

The National Academy is a lively community of artists dedicated to arts in America. Founded in 1825, a group of artists and architects including Thomas Cole, Samuel F.B. Morse and Asher B. Durand and many others More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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Todd Haynes discusses his new film Carol

One of my very favorite directors, Todd Haynes has made another incredible film, this time about two women. Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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We talk with Jesse Kornbluth about his first novel Married Sex: A Love Story

Writer, critic and author, Jesse Kornbluth created HeadButler.com a website curating items for your head. A concierge at your fingertips recommending the best intellectual and interesting products. He’s a pure More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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We Talk with Film Director and Photographer Jerry Schatzberg

Faye Dunaway (1967). Photo credit: Jerry Schatzberg Bronx-born Jerry Schatzberg has taken some of the most memorable images, not only in his groundbreaking 60s fashion spreads and portraits of icons including Andy More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Monday, May 4th, 2015
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FILM: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

“Please read my diary, look through my things and figure me out” –From the journals of Kurt Cobain Recently shown at the Tribeca Film Festival and airing on HBO, this documentary shows audiences one of the More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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We talk with Dr. Roberta J.M. Olson, curator of drawings at the New York Historical Society

The New York Historical Society holds one of the worlds greatest documentations of the Audubon’s work that includes 435 watercolors of Natural History. According to the Museum for the nineteenth-century, The Historical More...