The Happiest Place On Earth Doesn’t Always Have a Mouse And Rides

Since I was about 5, MOMA, Museum of Modern Art in NYC, has been a strong visual touchpoint in my life.
With a collection of modern art that is unparralled, to exhibitions that have never disappointed.
It is always a stop on a trip to New York.
As a matter of fact, I keep an out of town membership.
There is a garden, with sculptures that have been there since my childhood. Sure, there has been remodeling, restructuring, and overhauls, but the art remains.
So for me, it’s a place that always inspires, educates, and entertains. A very happy place.
Sans mice.
And the best part is sharing what they have there.

This trip has been no different.

As always in the Fall, the photography display focuses (sorry), on the new artists.
Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky are the two artists featured and will be on view through Jan.5, 2009
Check out this video on the exhibit.

Wish the sound was better, but it’s pretty cool to see the exhibit go up.

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visitors milling through the exhibit

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In the Design section of the museum, there is a celebration of George Lois who guided Esquire to a rebirth through his controversial and brilliant covers.
[photopress:2838247cedfba3ae75.jpg,full,alignright] From Muhammad Ali pierced by arrows while wearing his boxing trunks (he had protested the Vietnam wore and gave up the world champ title) Andy Warhol swimming in a can of Campbells soup, these photographs defined an era of the US in the 60’s.
Plus the comments from Lois when he was told to tone down the images, are hilarious and can’t be printed here.
You also get to be privvy to the original contact sheets and transparencies which give you and idea of he process getting to the final image. No Photoshop was available then.
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And a bonus: Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night just opened. If you are at all interested in the depiction of light, and we assume you are since you’re here. This exhibit, and the accompanying catalog, will stun you and realize the drama of the delicate use of of the magic hour of the day into the night. We all learn from every medium and this exhibit will school you on the emotional impact of the lack of light.

Remember: it’s great of you can get there, but you’ll got a ton from visiting these exhibits online.

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Upcoming Events

  • Photoshopworld
  • August 10-13, 2015
  • Mandalay Bay Hotel
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • N1-800-201-7323

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Current Exhibitions

  • Clampart
  • Boston to New York
  • Opening April 4th, 2015
  • 531 W 25th St
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Getty Center
  • Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography
  • May 14 – June 20, 2015, 2015
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • MNevet Yitzhak – WarCraft
  • May 14th-July 10th, 2015
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Frédéric Brenner: An Archaeology of Fear and Desire
  • May 7th – July 3rd 2015
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • BERT STERN: FROM THE ARCHIVES OF BERT STERN
  • Through June 20th, 2015
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960–1971
  • May 17th – Oct. 4th, 2015
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Captain Linnaeus Tripe
    Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860
  • Through May 25th, 2015
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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