A R T S & C U LT U R E THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
THE WHITNEY MUSEUM
DRAFTSMAN & DESIGNER
townre.nyc/lauraowens November 10th, 2017 through February 4th, 2018
townre.nyc/michelangelo17 November 13th, 2017 through February 12th, 2018
Los Angeles-based artist Laura Owens is featured in this unconventional exhibition of 60 paintings from the mid-1990s until today, as well as artist’s books made specifically for the show. Owens is known for her illusionary pieces that feature painterly abstraction by incorporating goofy personal allusions, doodling and common craft materials.
The MET presents works by the genius of Western art, Michelangelo, in this once in a lifetime exhibition. On display will be approximately 150 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault and several other masterpieces created for the Vatican Palace.
EXPERIMENTS IN ELECTROSTATICS: PHOTOCOPY ART FROM THE WHITNEY’S COLLECTION, 1966–1986
DAVID HOCKNEY townre.nyc/dhockney17 November 27th, 2017 through February 25th, 2018
townre.nyc/electrostatics Opens November 17th
The MET is honoring British artist David Hockney for his 80th birthday. This exhibition, the only of its kind in a North American venue, will feature all of the artist’s iconic pieces across all media platforms including painting, drawing, photography and video. Hockney’s work often explores the nature of perception and the intellectual enjoyment derived from the act of looking.
This exhibition will explore the use of the photocopier as a creative tool, from its public emergence in the 1960’s to the dawn of the digital era in the 1980’s. These still lifes, portraits, abstractions and collages often came out much differently than their artists intended and are far from “copies.” Focusing on three artists and one collective, this exhibition will investigate how artists found creativity through a machine designed for replication.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART ITEMS: IS FASHION MODERN? townre.nyc/itemsmoma October 1st, 2017 through January 28th, 2018 Exploring the past, present and sometimes future of clothing, this MoMA exhibition will feature iconic clothing items such as the little black dress, Levi’s jeans and the pearl necklace. The exploration of these items will highlight their history as well as the designers who created them, while posing the question: what kind of iconic pieces will we see in the future?
FROM THE COLLECTION: ARTISTS AT MID TO LATE CAREER townre.nyc/collectionmoma November 11th, 2017 through November 4th, 2018 This presentation will culminate on the fourth floor of the MoMA and feature the transitional and experimental middle works of several artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Philip Guston, Gerhard Richter and many others. With work spanning from the 1960’s until today, this event will provide an alternate view of the history of art over the last half century.