Salon des Refusés NYC

Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, Eduard Manet (1862-1863)

Running concurrent with The NY Audio & AV Show, a few NYC dealers have decided to stay home and piggyback on this event by holding their own.

Stereo Exchange is featuring a number of presentations by manufacturers including Peachtree and Bel Canto as well as Chris Connaker of the Computer Audiophile who will be offering computer audio seminars. Their event runs, not coincidentally, the same dates as the show. Check the Stereo Exchange website for details. Lyric Hi-Fi is also having an event on Saturday and Sunday featuring presentations by Nordost and a demo of the new Magneplanar MG20.7 speaker.

And if you are making a special trip into NYC for the Show, make sure you make time to hit some of NYCs great record stores. Some of my favorites include Other Music, Academy Records, A-1 Records, and In Living Stereo's new location on Great Jones Street (and if like chicken wings and beer, just head down the street to Great Jones Cafe) which in addition to hi-fi houses a very nice selection of new and used records.

The Indian Warrior, Diego Rivera (1931) from the special exhibit "Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art"

The Museum of Modern Art is also only .7 miles away and from the Waldrof=Astoria (and they have a bar!).

detail Comtesse d'Haussonville, Jean-August-Dominique Ingres (1845)

And if your tastes run to the less modern or a smaller more intimate venue, the Frick Collection is only 1.7m from the Waldrof (no bar).

John C Freeman's picture

Hello Michael,

Thank you for bringing a little Art into yout Magazine.  I think is always great to remind people of other venues to visit while at visiting a show in New York.  Of coarse living on the west coast, trips to New York need to cover lots of varied venues.

Michael Lavorgna's picture

My pleasure. Sometimes I feel like I need a change of pace to keep things in perspective.