Monthly archives of “September 2015

Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection Map of the New Art at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, September 1 – November 1, 2015

“This Imago Mundi exhibition at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice has a very special significance for me. The vast numbers of artists present, from over 40 countries, in a certain sense reproduce the world I would ideally like. A world without borders and without political, ideological or religious… Read More

Hunt’s Three Ring Circus: American Groups Before 1950 at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, September 28, 2015 – January 8, 2016

“The exhibition features more than 100 photographs and video from a private collection of unusual vintage images of American crowds, rallies, assemblies, teams, organizations, fraternities, unions, clubs, tribes, conventions, and alliances, all made before 1950. This colorful, touching, and often humorous look at American cultural and… Read More

Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars at The Morgan Library & Museum, September 25, 2015 – January 31, 2016

“The exhibition explores the most dynamic period of Hemingway’s creative life, from 1918 to the aftermath of World War II, and his recurrent theme of confronting the fullness of life—and the finality of death—with grace and courage. Utilizing almost one hundred rarely exhibited manuscripts and letters, photographs, drafts and typescripts of stories,… Read More

The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film at The Jewish Museum, September 25, 2015 – February 7, 2016

“From early vanguard constructivist works by Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky, to the modernist images of Arkady Shaikhet and Max Penson, Soviet photographers played a pivotal role in the history of modern photography. The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film will examine… Read More

Masterpieces & Curiosities: Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage at The Jewish Museum, September 25, 2015 – February 14, 2016

“This exhibition focuses on Stieglitz’s enduring 1907 photogravure of steerage-class passengers aboard the ocean liner Kaiser Wilhelm II. This much-reproduced image has often been regarded as evidence of the poor conditions under which many immigrants arrived in America, but in fact was taken on a voyage… Read More

When We Were Soldiers… once and young, a photographic installation by Bettina WitteVeen at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital Building, September 19 – October 24

“We are not hard-wired for war. Warfare is a tragic aberration of the neurotic aspects of a society. Let me explain that I am an abolitionist of warfare. Like the abolitionists of slavery who published painful images to show the inhumanity of slavery and to rally support, I… Read More

Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms at Asia Society Museum in New York, September 11, 2015 – January 3, 2016

“The exhibition showcases recently excavated objects that highlight the prosperity and achievements of the little-known Philippine Kingdoms that flourished long before the Spanish discovered the region and colonized it. Comprising approximately 120 objects from the tenth through thirteenth century, the exhibition demonstrates sophisticated gold-working techniques developed during this period. The vast majority of works in… Read More