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Lucas Samaras' Offerings from a Restless Soul   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Lucas Samaras at The Metropolitan Museum of Art February 24th, 2014 - September 1st, 2014
Posted 8/26/14
The path to the Lucas Samaras exhibition, , at the Metropolitan Museum proved to be a fortuitous one. It led me though the Greek and Roman Galleries, filled with remnants of classical art, works that undoubtedly inspired Samaras, a Greek-born artist who came to America in 1948. Two works stayed with me as I made my way to the Samaras show: the marble head of a youth, attributed to the Greek sculptor Polykleitos, with its strong muscular face, aquiline nose, and locks of hair carved carefully... [more]
These days, photographer John McDermott, once described as the “Ansel Adams of Angkor” by a writer, might be redubbed as the foremost “artist-entrepreneur” of Siem Riep, Cambodia. The owner of three galleries, McDermott understands the dynamics of selling art in a tourist town that has had explosive growth since 2003 when global tourists began to come in significant numbers to Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, about a thirty minute drive from the city.   McDermott’s personal journey – from his... [more]
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You Can't Pin Women Down: Designing Modern Women 1890-1990   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Anni Albers, Denise Scott Brown, Le Corbusier, Ray Eames, Loïe Fuller, Eileen Gray, April Greiman, Eszter Haraszty, Luba Lukova, Bonnie MacLean, Charlotte Perriand, Lilly Reich, Lucy Rie, Lella Vignelli, Eva Zeisel at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) October 5th, 2013 - October 19th, 2014
Posted 1/13/14
Three flat-bottomed brown paper bags, so simple, you could easily pass them by, stand dead center in the Kitchen Transformations section of the exhibit at MoMA. On the adjacent label there are two names, Margaret E. Knight, the woman who patented the machine that made the bags in the 1870s-1880s, and Charles B. Stilwell, who, according to Juliet Kinchin, organizer of the exhibit and curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, made “subtle modifications” to the design. Labels play an... [more]
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