CULTURE DIET

Brooke Shields, Newly Minted Curator, Shares Her Culture Obsessions

The ’80s supermodel and actress (and now curator) wakes up with the Times and never goes to bed without kissing her daughters goodnight.


Photo by Jared Siskin/PMC, © Patrick McMullan.

This week, Brooke Shields teamed up with the New York Academy of Arts’s David Kratz to curate “Call of the Wild,” an animal kingdom-focused exhibit of Academy graduates now up from now until Monday at Nova’s Ark Project as part of Art Southampton. Get to know the art world’s latest addition through her culture diet, here.

First thing you read in the morning: The New York Times Arts section.

Books on your bedside table right now: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini and The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.

The TV shows keeping you up at night: “Better Call Saul” and “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.”

Last movie you saw in theaters: Finding Dory.

Last thing you saw at the theater: “Hamilton.”

Last piece of art you bought, or ogled: A lovely oil on canvas piece from the “Water|Bodies” exhibit in Southampton by Elisabeth McBrien.

Brooke Shields, Newly Minted Curator, Shares Her Culture Obsessions

Alonsa Guevara, “Monarch Butterfly Study,” 2016. Oil on wood panel.

Courtesy of the New York Academy of Art.

Jake Ingram, “He knew he was destined for greater things,” 2015. Lithograph.

Courtesy of the New York Academy of Art.

Claire Cushman, “Night Ride,” 2015. Monotype.

Courtesy of the New York Academy of Art.

Loretta Mae Hirsch, “Untitled,” 2014. Ink, pencil, and marker on paper.

Courtesy of the New York Academy of Art.

Alexandra Finkelchtein, “Duck (Blue), 2016. Color print under acrylic glass.

Courtesy of the New York Academy of Art.

Angela Gram, “Spoon Bill,” 2014. Oil on canvas.

Courtesy of the New York Academy of Art.

Nicolas V. Sanchez, “Vapor I,” 2016. Oil on panel.

Courtesy of the New York Academy of Art.

Lani Kenneck, “Adept,” 2013. Flashe paint on paper.

Courtesy of the New York Academy of Art.

Will Kurtz, “Squirrel (Tail Out),” 2016. Wood, wire, newspaper, tape, glue, matte medium, UV matte varnish.

Courtesy of the New York Academy of Art.
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Last museum exhibition that you loved: “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at MoMA.

Release you’re most eagerly anticipating: Amor Towles’s A Gentleman in Moscow.

Summer travel destination: Thailand, and my backyard in Southampton.

What you’ve been most excited to wear this summer: My Isabel Marant peasant dress.

Last song you had on repeat:Count to Ten” by Tina Dico.

Last concert you saw live: Sting.

How you get your news right now: The New York Times, my Twitter feed, and CNN.

Favorite accounts to follow: Architectural Digest; New York Academy of Art; and Death, Sex & Money.

Last thing you do before you go to bed: Kiss my girls.

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