Paul Klee and Zao Wou-Ki

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When I was reading up on Zao Wou-Ki yesterday, I was surprised to see a number of paintings that looked very similar to Paul Klee’s paintings. There is mention of Zao being inspired by Klee’s work, which he saw in person when he went to Paris in 1948. However, biographical details often mention that Zao […]

A collector’s tableau at the Newark Museum

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I saw this installation in the permanent collection galleries at the Newark Museum this past weekend. I thought it was an interesting way for the curator to present three items from the collection, because they’re set up in a tableau as if they were being viewed in a collector’s home rather than in a museum. […]

High School students seeing art in a new way via filmmaking

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I happened upon an interesting podcast about public high school students at The Cinema School in the South Bronx who are doing an interesting project at the Frick Collection in Manhattan. The kids come in on Mondays, when the museum is closed to the public, allowing them to have the run of the building. A […]

Life imitates Art that captured life: Danny Lyon and me

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I was at the Whitney Museum last Friday night, and spent some time in the Danny Lyon exhibition, “Message to the Future,” which is the first comprehensive retrospective of his work to be presented in twenty-five years. I’m going to have to go back and spend more time with this exhibition, as there’s approximately 175 […]