Friday, May 9, 2014

Photography/Art To See and Do

This is the start of a new concept blog that I am creating so as make you aware of the latest in photography and art, as it might relate to photography, and expand our creativity.

If you grew up on newsreels then you will definitely like to see British Pathe’s release of some 85,000 news clips from the 1890’s through 1976 on you tube.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City has just digitized
over 7,000 of their historical collection for public viewing.

Art in America Magazine on sale 4/29/14 presents an opportunity to own a specially commissioned Jasper John print. This insert, a black and white lithograph printed on translucent vellum, will be perforated so it can be taken out and framed.
A very hard item to find as large organizations bought them up because of their value.

Great Opportunity for photography-beginning May 24th Governor’s Island will have new works of art shown in the new Governor’s Island Park.
This area will have grand views of The Statue of Liberty, lower Manhattan island and New York Harbor.
Check their website and blog             

AT THE MUSEUMS:  Photography and Art

Guggenheim – Carrie Mae Weems through May 14th. Photography and Video

The Whitney Museum is moving to the base of the High Line and will be opening in the spring of 2015.  
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will occupy the space on Madison Avenue for at least eight years.

 More about The Metropolitan Museum of ArtTheir exhjbit. Lost Kingdoms:  Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia is a must see.
These antiquities have never traveled before and probably will not be seen together again.
This exhibit is on view until July 27.

Also newly opened is Hedge Two Way Mirror Walkabout by Dan Graham in collaboration with the landscape architect Gunther Vogt  which gives a different perspective to the rooftop views of Central Park and the skyscrapers that surround the park

Finally the Neue Galerie on East 86th Street in Manhattan has extended the run of their current exhibit Degenerate Art:  The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 through September 1 due to overwhelming popularity and curiosity.