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The Immigrant Song   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Jacob Lawrence at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) April 3rd, 2015 - September 7th, 2015
Posted 5/27/15
One of the most startling impressions that one takes away from seeing the reunited Migration Series at the Museum of Modern Art is how current the paintings still feel—in a way that Céline still does, or Christopher Isherwood, or John Steinbeck, documentors of a very specific moment of transition, faithfully recording sensitive observations. Jacob Lawrence’s cycle of 60 paintings on the subject of the Great Migration, during which 6 million African Americans ultimately left the rural South, is... [more]
That was Michelle Obama at the opening of the new Whitney Museum in New York last week. Racist right-wing rags decried the missive as "race-baiting" but the message is indeed very needed and a short trip uptown to MoMA will show you why.  MoMA has been a contentious site. Contended by tastemakers and aesthetes for its iconic nature and its ability to direct attention and generate conversation in the art world. Controversies and failures, of one kind or another, dot its recent history but... [more]
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Crazy Salad   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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George Wesley Bellows, Peter Blume, Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Walter Ellison, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Reginald Marsh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Grant Wood at The Art Institute of Chicago January 30th, 2010 - April 4th, 2010
Posted 3/29/10
"Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900-1950s," at the Art Institute until April 4, “offers viewers the opportunity to ruminate on what constituted ‘modern’ in America at various moments in the first half of the 20th century,” according to the exhibition text. Taken from the Art Institute’s permanent collection, the exhibition comprises about 140 prints, drawings, collages, and watercolors by 60 famous and not-so-famous artists. Installed in several galleries, the work is not presented... [more]
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