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Conner and Kubrick's New York - MCNY

posted on 04 Mar 2015 02:38 by Sara Spink

I was honored to be asked to compose a post for the Museum of the City of New York's blog this past fall, and to have a chance to mine our collection for material relating to our Mac Conner exhibition, which was on view from September 10, 2014 through February 1, 2015. What a pleasure to work on that show, and to peruse our troves of Stanley Kubrick photographs (explore them here). I'm feeling...

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Open House New York 2013

posted on 16 Oct 2013 21:56 by Sara Spink

Finally, finally, I managed to participate in Open House New York (OHNY). Spaces fill up fast, I learned; best to be ready to roll as soon as registration opens. But for all that I managed a wonderful (and very full!) day. First stop: the Digital Lab at the Museum of the City of New York Behind the scenes of MCNY's groundbreaking online collection initiative, staff shared with us their equipment,...

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Edward Hopper Drawing - The Whitney

posted on 05 Oct 2013 03:31 by Sara Spink

Silly me, thinking this exhibition would consist only of drawings. Yes, these do constitute the emphasis; after all the exhibition claims to be the first major museum exhibition to focus on the artist's drawings and his process, a process to which the drawings themselves are essential. Many of the displayed works derive from the Whitney's own collection, a bequest of Hopper's widow (who is also...

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Conflict Kitchen, Pittsburgh

posted on 30 Sep 2013 21:43 by Sara Spink

A new location on Schenley Plaza will allow for outdoor programming and events associated with a given culinary theme. Courtesy Smithsonian Magazine. The Conflict Kitchen is an experiment in mealpolitik, reads the tagline in Smithsonian's coverage of a unique eatery in Pittsburgh. Its rotating menu features fare from countries on tenuous footing with the United States, with prior themes...

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Ken Price Sculpture Retrospective — Met Museum

posted on 23 Sep 2013 17:22 by Sara Spink

Echo, 1997. Courtesy NYT. I really want to see this exhibition by a sculptor whose work I don't like. That's what I told my friend a few weeks ago before heading to the Ken Price retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I'd seen several of his sculptures—globular, somewhat psychedelic, and (I always thought) reminiscent of The Blob. Let's just say they were not my favorite. ...

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