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Image above: Vik Muniz

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère after Édouard Manet, from the Pictures of Magazines 2 series, 2012.

Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life. Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, painted in 1882, explores the treachery of nineteenth-century Parisian nightlife through the depiction of a bartender attending to a male patron reflected in the mirror behind her. Muniz plays on Manet’s style, replacing Manet’s visible brushstrokes with the frayed edges of torn paper and lending the work immense visual interest.

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DOG STAR is the creation of a high school English teacher in New York City. This blog began in 2008 as an online community for a journalism class and has since evolved into a curated site on the creative arts, arts-related news and a guide to free and low-cost events for teens. Our mission is to offer teens real-life options for enjoying all the creative arts in New York City. May wisdom guide you and hope sustain you. The more you like art, the more art you like!

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

FREE! Go See Romare Bearden's BLACK ODYSSEY




Above:  Home to Ithaca
The Odyssey, X, 28-34
For my part, I cannot think of any place sweeter on Earth to look at. For in truth, Kalypso shining above divinities, kept me with her in her hollow caverns, desiring me for her husband, so likewise Circe the guileful detained me in her halls, desiring me for her husband, but never could she persuade the heart within me. So it is that nothing is more sweet in the end than country and parents . . .


Dog Star says RUN, DON'T WALK to Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery to see Romare Bearden's incredible collager series based on Homer's Odyssey.

November 15–December 13, 2014 and January 21–March 28, 2015
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) moved with his family to Harlem as a young child, part of the Great Migration of African Americans from the inhospitable South to greater opportunity in the North. 

Throughout his career, Bearden created images of the lives of travelers on their way to and from home, a theme no more powerfully explored than in Black Odyssey, his 1977 series of 20 collages based on episodes from Homer's epic tale "The Odyssey."

Go here for the exhibition website

Go here for more about Romare Bearden

Go here for more about Homer's Odyssey

Admission is FREE

Regular hours: Wednesday–Saturday 1–5 p.m., closed Sunday through Tuesday.

Location:  The Wallach Art Gallery is located on the 8th floor of Schermerhorn Hall on Columbia University's Morningside Campus.  Go here to see a details map of exactly where the art gallery is located!

To reach the Morningside Campus of Columbia University by public transit, take the No. 1 train or the No. 104 bus to 116th Street. Enter the campus via the main gates located at 116th Street and Broadway.

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