The MoMA has launched a major website on “Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books”. The site will contain over 3,500 images documenting her complete prints and illustrated books.
Check it out at: http://www.moma.org/explore/collection/lb/index
Curator Anne Umland of the MoMA discusses the use of an x-ray on Picasso’s “Girl before a Mirror” to uncover new interpretations of the painting. ”The X-ray reveals that Picasso had originally portrayed the girl’s body in a far more naturalistic way.”
The inventor of the Barcode, Norman Joseph Woodland has passed away.
“Building to Impress: New York Skyscrapers and the People who Commissioned Them”, will be held tomorrow (Thursday, December 13, 2012, @ 1:15pm) at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in the South Court Auditorium.
“This lecture explores the story of the fascinating people who were the forces behind nine iconic New York buildings - Flatiron, Metropolitan Life, Woolworth, Chrysler, Empire State, Seagram’s, AT&T, Conde Nast, and Hearst buildings.”
Today, on December 7, 1972, the last Apollo moon mission was launched. As the crew of Apollo 17 left Earth they took this photograph, known as The Blue Marble.
Today, on November 29, 1972, Atari announced the release of the arcade game Pong. A simple two-dimensional sports game simulating table tennis that led to the start of the video game industry and countless sleepless nights.
We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!
To all those who serve and have served, Happy Veterans Day! Thank you.
Today, on November 9, 1924, photographer Robert Frank was born. He is best known for his photobook titled “The Americans”, which “dramatically altered how photographers looked through their viewfinders and the way Americans saw themselves.”
This weekend the Designers & Books Fair 2012 will take place at the Fashion Institute of Technology. There will be publishers and booksellers, demonstrations of book arts and book signings, as well as presentations, interviews, and panel discussions.
Opening today is our new exhibition, “Echoes of Silence: Philip Trager, Early Photographs, 1967-83” in the Prints and Stokes Gallery on the third floor of the Schwarzman Building.
Opening on Friday, October 5th, is a one week exhibition titled “The Artwork of John Lennon” to mark what would have been his 72nd birthday. The exhibit will feature 100 drawings and sketches.