A REVOLUTIONARY IMPULSE & THE RISE OF RUSSIAN AVANTE GARDE AT MOMA

      Covering the period of artistic innovation between 1912 and 1935, A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde traces the arc of the pioneering avant-garde from its flowering in 1912 to the mid-1930s after Socialist Realism was decreed the sole sanctioned style of art. Bringing together major works from MoMA’s extraordinary… Continue reading A REVOLUTIONARY IMPULSE & THE RISE OF RUSSIAN AVANTE GARDE AT MOMA

MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NY EXAMINES GAY GOTHAM

        Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York, a groundbreaking exhibition that explores New York’s role as a beacon for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) artists seeking freedom, acceptance, and community. The first exhibition of its kind to be presented by a New York City cultural institution in terms… Continue reading MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NY EXAMINES GAY GOTHAM

NAN GOLDIN: THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY

Titled after a song in Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, Goldin’s Ballad is itself a kind of downtown opera; its protagonists—including the artist herself—are captured in intimate moments of love and loss. They experience ecstasy and pain through sex and drug use; they revel at dance clubs and bond with their children… Continue reading NAN GOLDIN: THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY

MADE IN BROWNSVILLE

Made in Brownsville is a resident-led nonprofit working to empower disconnected and secondary school youth to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) professions in East Brooklyn. The organization exposes youth to design and technology through paid apprenticeships and school-based programming. Bridging the gap between learning and doing, students collaborate with creative mentors to tackle… Continue reading MADE IN BROWNSVILLE

EDGAR DEGAS: A STRANGE NEW BEAUTY

   Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist. He was a… Continue reading EDGAR DEGAS: A STRANGE NEW BEAUTY