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Toying with Art

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Toying with Art is a juried exhibition, featuring more than 40 works by more than 20 artists, ranging from miniature carvings to large assemblages. From the replica of a bridge created in LEGOs® to mind boggling, miniature carvings on the tip of a pencil, this exhibition explores the icons of childhood as artistic media and combines diverse styles and components into a stunningly inventive, nostalgic and vivid display.

Looks like a trip to the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ is in my future, since this exhibit closes March 13. If you are a puzzle lover like me, another exhibit, Museum Mindbenders, may also be worth checking out.  It closes January 20.

Visitor information on the Morris Museum can be found here: http://morrismuseum.org/wordpress/visit/

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

A modern Falling Water, Crystal Bridges Museum puts Bentonville, Arkansas on the map and on to my must visit list. Moshie Safdie shared the story of how this project came to fruition and detailed the various architectural elements of the museum on Charlie Rose. If you’re an architecture buff like me, you’ll love this interview. You’ll learn about Moshie Safdie’s architecture philosophy, which is pragmatic yet inspired: To fulfill the life intended in the building. His thoughtfulness is reflected in his work and unlike other famous architects he’s less influenced by art and more about design in nature. As a result, his work is equally organic and modern. Check out the interview here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/270780/charlie-rose-moshe-safdie-nfl-team-owners-je…

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MoMA | Looking at Music 3.0

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Now at MoMa until June 6

Looking at Music 3.0

February 16–June 6, 2011

The Yoshiko and Akio Morita Media Gallery, second floor

Looking at Music 3.0, the third in a series of exhibitions exploring the influence of music on contemporary art practices, focuses on New York in the 1980s and 1990s. In this dynamic period, imaginative forms of street art spread across the five boroughs, articulating the counter-culture tenor of the times. As the city transitioned from bankruptcy to solvency, graffiti, media, and performance artists took advantage of low rents and collaborated on ad hoc works shown in alternative spaces and underground clubs. Appropriation, also known as remixing, thrived. Approximately 70 works from a wide range of artists and musicians will be on view, including works by the Beastie Boys, Kathleen Hanna and Le Tigre, Keith Haring, Christian Marclay, Steven Parrino, Run DMC, and Joanie 4 Jackie, a video chain letter founded by Miranda July.

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Art Project, powered by Google

This may be the coolest thing EVER. And another reason why i LOVE google. Using their street view technology, you can now tour 17 amazing museums online at www.googleartproject.com.

Practically a life long New Yorker, I am ashamed to say that I have never been to the Frick. After “walking through” the museum, I can’t wait to see it in person. Definitely a must do before quarter end. Take a tour here: http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/frick

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