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.
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.
visitors milling through the exhibit
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.
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.