Monthly archives of “October 2015

Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 12, 2015 – January 24, 2016

“The reunification of ancient Egypt achieved by Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II—the first pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom—was followed by a great cultural flowering that lasted nearly 400 years. During the Middle Kingdom (mid‐Dynasty 11–Dynasty 13, around 2030–1650 B.C.), artistic, cultural, religious, and political traditions first conceived and instituted during… Read More

For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979 at Japan Society Gallery through January 10, 2016 and at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery through December 5, 2015

“In 1968, amid an economic boom, many in Japan registered widespread discontent over social inequalities. At the same time, the country was roiled by protests against the Vietnam War and the upcoming renewal of a treaty extending American occupation. These circumstances mark the point of departure for For a New World… Read More

Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 20, 2015 – January 10, 2016

“Printed sources related to the design of textile patterns first appeared during the Renaissance when six intricate, interlaced “knotwork” designs, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and later copied by Albrecht Dürer, marked the beginning of a fruitful international exchange of pattern designs. Starting in the 1520s, small booklets… Read More

The Early Years of Rhythm and Blues: Photographs by Benny Joseph from the Documentary Arts Collection at ICP Mana, October 18, 2015 – January 10, 2016

“Tracing the rise of rhythm and blues music in the 1950s and 1960s within the context of civil rights movement, it features portraits of such celebrated performers as B.B. King, Sam “Lightnin’”Hopkins, Junior Parker, Mahalia Jackson, and Della Reese. The exhibition also includes Joseph’s striking… Read More