Home LifeStyle  Arts & Culture So Sumi

So Sumi

Posted: Mar. 12th, 2006  |  By JustLuxe Team
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share Visit Website
New York City is hands-down America's melting pot. Where else can you find a Tibetan restaurant, a Jewish deli and a chilidog stand within a few feet of each other? New York is also America's fashion hub and pioneer in many other industries-architecture, design, literature, music and, without a doubt, the visual arts. Along with some of the world's best art collections at the Met and MoMA, NYC boasts dozens and dozens of renowned galleries in all corners of the city. Sumi New York is home to a unique collection of Sumi art and features Asian-inspired pieces by a rotation of international artists. Sumi, which is Japanese for carbonized material, is made through an intricate process called Tanka (carbonization). Sumi is made of wood from forests grown specifically for this purpose. After being placed in a kiln at 800 degrees, the wood is reduced to a third of its size and resembles ceramic or glass. So, the next time you're in the Big Apple, stop by Sumi for the amazing Asian art, then hop over to the El Museo Del Barrio in Spanish Harlem, then back to Manhattan for Baroque masterpieces at the Met. And, if there's time, check out an Andy Warhol at MoMa.

For LxM Amy Covington
Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Rana BabacRana Babac
Less than a year ago the famed İstiklal Street of Istanbul stood witness to the acts of...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar

the holiday gift guide 2013

DISCOVER THE LIST >
1

Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens

Sony basically packed all the usual camera inner workings within the lens... more >

2

Flask Bangle by Cynthia Rowley

For the life of the party this Cynthia Rowley flask bangle holds three ounces... more >

3

Carbon Fiber Ciclotte

Designed and crafted in Italy, Ciclotte's luxury exercise bike models... more >

Day

Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
Spandau Ballet Returns With Reunion and New Documentary That Dances to the '80s New Romantic Beat
These Four Private Jet Charter Apps Make Summoning a Plane As Easy as Using Uber
Flip Your Stack Over These Famous Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes from Four Seasons New York
What's the Best Superyacht Accessory? A Smaller, Sportier Hunton Powerboat
Warning: Don't Look at This $13.8M Bahamian Estate Unless You're Ready to Pack Up and Move In
Don't Die Before Checking Out These 5 Epic European Supercar Rental Experiences
We Will Be Impressed If You Don't Fall Off This Totally Cool Gyro-Stabilized Unicycle
The Bespoke W1 Suitcase Takes It Back to Travel's Golden Days
Air France Debuts New Star Chef Guy Martin Menu For La Première Fliers
Introducing the Impossible to Hack, Uber Strong, Super Sexy Turing Phone
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
Hollywood's Top 10 Art Collectors May Not Be Who You Think
Mila Pantovich »
Spandau Ballet Returns With Reunion and New Documentary That Dances to the '80s New Romantic Beat
Vicki Arkoff »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE