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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Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life.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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Saturday, April 4, 2015

FREE FOR H.S. STUDENTS! Go See JACOB LAWRENCE'S Migration Series at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)



If you only go to one museum exhibition this year I'd say don't miss Jacob Lawrence at the Museum of Modern Art.
It will be another 30 years before all 60 panels of his epic masterpiece THE GREAT MIGRATION SERIES is seen together again.
But there's so much more to see, watch and hear in the exhibition: photography, artwork by friends of Lawrence and music recordings that inspired or come from the time period.
It really is one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. (I'd see this before Kehinde Wiley or Basquiat at the Brooklyn Museum. It's that special, that important and that good.)
A summer music series in the garden includes Jon Batiste (July 23)!
In addition, there are two special events happening at MoMA related to the exhibition. Both are just $15 each and $10 for members.
THURSDAY, APRIL 23: One brings together Bill T. Jones and Jason Moran (and many others) for an evening of "chance encounters" - it's going to be wonderful!
In conjunction with the One-Way Ticket exhibition, Terrance McKnight, a host on New York City classical music station WQXR, curates an evening of music and performance with artists including Jim Davis, Kevin Maynor, Karen Chilton, Bill T. Jones, Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, Damien Sneed, Bill Sims Jr., Ricky Gordon, Bob Stewart, and others
You rarely get a chance to see so many performers from different fields coming together like this:
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/23639
FRIDAY, MAY 1: The other is the debut of the poets and poetry specially commissioned by MoMA to celebrate Jacob Lawrence's artwork and legacy. The opportunity to see Rita Dove live in person is alone worth the trip but all ten poets will read from their work:
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/23538

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