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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Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life.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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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dog Star's Brief Guide to Arts & Culture in Fall 2015



Image above by Martin Puryear (on view at The Morgan)


Many FREE talks, films, live music and authors at Brooklyn Public Library (Central Library - main branch at Grand Army Plaza)

Why Haiti Needs New Narratives (FREE talk Sat, Sept. 19) at the Central Library / Brooklyn Public Library (Grand Army Plaza)

Brooklyn Abolitionists (visit the exhibition at Brooklyn Historical Society and here for online exhibition)

Brooklyn Book Festival (FREE Sun, Sept. 20) in downtown Brooklyn

Kerry James Marshall's special commission mural on The High Line

Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange (living African-American abstract painter) at Studio Museum in Harlem

Richard Pousette-Dart and Rashid Johnson (drawing exhibition) at The Drawing center in SoHo

On the Domestic Front: Scenes from Every Day Queer Life at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

Live Music on Community Day (Sept. 13) at the Noguchi Museum & Garden (FREE)

West Indian Day Parade - Carnival - Annual event on Labor Day (Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn)

Meryl McMaster: Second Self at American Indian Museum (FREE always for everyone)

Atlantic Antic - Giant street festival in Brooklyn (Sept 27)

Pablo Picasso Sculptures at Museum of Modern Art


Martin Wong at the Bronx Museum - American painter of life on the Lower East Side in the 1980s

Isamu Noguchi Sculptures at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Superheroes in Gotham at The New York Historical Society

Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography at The New York Public Library (FREE)

American Negro Theater (A Celebration Exhibition) at the Schomburg Center in Harlem

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist (Harlem Renaissance painter, exhibition) at The Whitney

Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting (Italian painter, exhibition) at the Guggenheim

Photo-Poetics (photography exhibition featuring younger photographers) at Guggenheim

St. Lukes Chamber Ensemble at Queens Museum (FREE, October 4)

Sacred Spaces at the Rubin Museum

First Saturdays at Brooklyn Museum (free admission, multiple activities including authors / music / children's art workshops / tours and guest speakers - happens every first Saturday of the month October 3, November 7, December 5 - Check website for details)

Kongo: Power & Majesty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (masterpieces of African sculpture)


Museum of Stones (special exhibition that connects contemporary artists to the stone sculpture of Isamu Noguchi) at Noguchi Museum & Garden

Folk City:  Folk Music & Revival in New York City (great for music fans of ANY kind) at Museum of the City of New York

Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York's Other Half (photography and archival exhibition on Riis who exposed the horrid living conditions of tenement living in NYC) at the Museum of the City of New York

Barbara Rossi: Poor Traits (American painter, exhibition) at the New Museum

Three fascinating exhibitions opening at The Morgan Library & Museum
- Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars (explores the writer's life through manuscripts, letters and photos)
- Martin Puryear: Mutliple Dimensions (exhibition of drawings, prints and sculpture by this living American artist - will be truly special to see)
- Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts (explore Matisse's graphic work for book publications)

Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933 at Neue Galerie (fascinating exhibition on life in the German capital before Hitler comes to power)

Impressionism and the Caribbean at the Brooklyn Museum

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland at the Brooklyn Museum

Japanese Art & Photography from 1968-1979 at NYU's Grey Art Gallery (FREE) - a two-part exhibition that continues at Japan Society

Spotlight on the Philipines at the Asia Society (exhibitions on gold and video art)

Early Soviet Photography & Film at The Jewish Museum

How Cats Took Over the Internet at the Museum of the Moving Image

Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez (Jamaican artist, exhibition) at MAD (Museum of Art & Design)

Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie at National Academy Museum

PIXAR: The Design of Story (sketches, paintings and sculpture from Pixar Studio films) at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species at American Museum of Natural History

Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet at the American Folk Art Museum

Louis Armstrong House & Museum at the Louis Armstrong House

FLUID: Exhibition on theme of water at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (Staten Island)

Discover Tibetan art in a unique setting at Jacques Marchais Tibet Art Museum (Staten Island)

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