By Terry Trucco
The New-York Historical Society is a labyrinthine building, but it’s not hard to find Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans, on view through October 19. You just follow the mob of kids (and trailing parents) to the enormous rendering of the Bemelmans’ red-headed imp that heralds the show.
This is an unabashedly kid-friendly exhibition. The centerpiece is a big comfy sofa where your five-year-old – or you — can curl up with one of Bemelmans’ iconic picture books. But the unexpected bonus? This is the best museum show about New York City’s hotel world to hit town in a long time. (more…)