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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Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life.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, January 6, 2016

Go See these Exhibitions Winter 2016

Dog Star's Winter 2016 List of Museum Exhibitions
(An Intentionally Incomplete List)

Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez

November 10, 2015 to April 3, 2016
Museum of Art & Design (MAD Museum) 

This Place
February 12–June 5, 2016
This Place explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers.
Brooklyn Museum

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008

November 20, 2015–March 13, 2016
Brooklyn Museum 

Vigée Le Brun

Woman Artist in Revolutionary France
February 15–May 15, 2016
Met Museum

Flatlands

Group show of five artists
January 14-April 17, 2016
Whitney Museum

Warhol By the Book

Andy's artwork for book projects
February 5-May 15, 2016
The Morgan Library

Bearing Witness

Drawings by William Gropper
February 14-July 31 2016
Queens Museum


The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems
Children's book author and illustrator
March 18, 2016 - September 25, 2016
NY Historical Society

Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom

January 15, 2014 - Winter 2018 (ongoing)
Brooklyn Historical Society

Munch and Expressionism
February 18-June 13, 2016
Neue Galerie

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