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

  • PhotoPlus Expo
  • Oct.30-Nov.1, 2014
  • Javits Center
  • NYC, NY
  • Conference and Expo

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Current Exhibitions

  • The Getty Museum
  • “Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection “
  • July 8–October 19, 2014, The Getty Center
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA 90049
  • Tel: 212.570.3600
  • Whitney Musuem
  • “Edward Hopper and Photography”
  • July 17th – Oct.19th, 2014
  • 945 Madison Ave.
  • New York City, New York 10021
  • Tel: 212.570.3600
  • Annenberg Space For Photography
  • “Country: Portraits of American Sound”
  • May 31st -Sept. 28th, 2014
  • 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
  • Century City, CA. 90067
  • Tel: 213.403.3000
  • ICP
  • Sebastio Selgado – Genesis
  • Sept.19, 2014 – Jan 15th,2015
  • 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
  • New York, NY 10036
  • Phone: 212.857.0000
  • Getty Center
  • Convergences: Selected photographs from the Permanent Collection
  • July 8th-Oct.19th, 2014
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Marco Breuer -Zero Base
  • Sept.4th- Nov.1, 2014
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Saul Leiter
  • Sept 18- Oct. 25th, 2014
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • Underwater
  • July 11th-September 15th, 2014
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
  • February 8–October 5, 2014
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Now You See It: Photography and Concealment
  • March 31st-Sept 1, 2014
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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