Modern and Contemporary Art Exhibitions Around Town

April 22nd, 2008 by Steven Kowalik

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today (until May 12)

Library resources:

  • Color and meaning : art, science, and symbolism / John Gage.
    Call Number: ND1488 .G344 1999
  • Colour after Klein : re-thinking colour in modern and contemporary art.
    Call Number: NX650 .C676 C656 2005
  • Color codes : modern theories of color in philosophy, painting and architecture, literature, music and psychology. Call Number: NX650 .C676 R56 1995
  • Color chart : reinventing color 1950 to today (exhibition catalogue)
    Call Number: N7432.7 .T46 2008

Book/Shelf (until July 7)
Featuring works that transform books through a variety of mediums, Book/Shelf stresses an expanded notion of the illustrated book.

Library resources:

  • Artists’ books : a critical anthology and sourcebook
    Call Number: N7433.3 .A75 1985
  • The century of artists’ books / Johanna Drucker.
    Call Number: N7433.3 .D78 1995

P.S.1 MoMA
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave, Long Island City

Wack!: Art and the Feminist Revolution (until May 12)

Library resources:

  • WACK! : art and the feminist revolution / organized by Cornelia Butler
    Call Number: N72 .F45 W33 2007
  • “Feminism and Art” from Grove Art Online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Jasper Johns: Gray (until May 4)

Library resource:

  • Jasper Johns : gray / James Rondeau & Douglas Druick
    Call Number: N6537 .J6 A4 2007

The Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street

Whitney Biennial 2008 (until June 1)

Library resources:

  • Past Biennial Catalogues
    Call Number: N6512 (on 7th floor)

The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall (First Floor)

Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City (May 2, 2008 through August 29, 2008)
The exhibition features the work of five contemporary New York–based photographers drawn primarily from new acquisitions in the Photography Collection.
In Window, Reiner Leist (Hunter College, Prof. of Art) used a 19th-century camera to photograph the view from his 26th-floor apartment on Eighth Avenue overlooking downtown Manhattan. At different times on almost every day during the past decade, Leist captured a slice of Manhattan that includes One Penn Plaza, Madison Square Garden, and, until September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center towers.

Library resources:

  • Window : eleven Septembers, 1995-2005 / Reiner Leist.
    Call Number: F128.37 .L543 2006
  • Reiner Leist, American portraits, 1910-2001.
    Call Number: TR680 .L3814 2001

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)

Cai Guo-Qiang : I Want To Believe (until May 28th)
Cai Guo-Qiang is internationally acclaimed as an artist whose creative transgressions and cultural provocations have literally exploded the accepted parameters of art making in our time.

Library resources:

  • Pressplay : contemporary artists in conversation.
    Call Number: N6490 .P74 2005
  • Cai Guo-Qiang / Dana Friis-Hansen, Octavio Zaya, Serizawa Takashi.
    Call Number: N7349 .C35 A4 2002
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