Monday, April 15, 2013


Museum venues offer a plethora of exhibitions—all to set the tone for a spring awakening of cultural pursuits in Manhattan. Only in New York my friends, the best of everything. Here’s the scoop!!!

MUNCH/WARHOL, and the Multiple Image brings together two of the 20th century’s most prolific and inventive printmakers: Norwegian Edvard Munch and American Andy Warhol, in an exhibition organized in honor of the 150th anniversary of Munch’s birth. The exhibition at The ASF, American-Scandinavian Foundation Museum closely examines four graphic images produced by Munch at the turn of the century: The Scream, Madonna, The Brooch, Eve Mudocci, Self -Portrait with Skeleton Arm and later revisited by Andy Warhol in a well-known but extraordinary series of prints from 1984. The members preview is Friday April 26 at 6pm. The exhibition opens Saturday, April 27, 2:30 to 5:30 pm with an afternoon symposium that includes an introductory talk by exhibition co-curator and noted Munch scholar Dr. Patricia G. Berman. $10 (FREE for ASF members) At 58 Park Avenue, Between 37 and 38th Streets. 2l2.514.0013 for free audio tour.

HENRI LABROUSTE: Structure Brought to Light is the first U.S. solo exhibition dedicated to the 19th century architect, a pioneer in the use of exposed iron framework. Some 200 watercolor drawings, photographs, fragments and other items are organized into sections exploring his philosophy of design; his principal creations, notably the Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve and Bibliotheque nationale in Paris; and the inheritors of his legacy, from his pupils and followers in France and abroad to later figures such as Frank Lloyd Wright. Through June 24 at MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art, at 11W 53rd Street.

THE IMPRESSIONIST LINE from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and prints from the Clark Museum is the first loan exhibition devoted to the Williamstown, MA, museum’s fine collection of 19-century French works on paper. Highly varied, the 58 pieces on view reflect the dynamism of the art scene at a time when nations of appropriate subject matter, materials and techniques were upended. At The Frick Collection, 1 East 70 Street, Through June 16, 2013.

AFTEROON OF A FOEHN, The French Institute Alliance Francaise presents Afternoon of a Foehn Version 1, 20-minute dialogue-free show directed and performed by transgender artist Phia Menard to Debussy’s music. Seated on a stage, the audience admires the graceful moves of simple plastic bag puppets transformed into dancers by air currents (a’foehn’ is a warm, dry wind on the downward slope of a mountain. April 27th at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th Street, between Madison & Park Avenues. Box office: 212.355.616

Ta Ta Darlings!!! I’m off to see the Munch/Warhol Multiple Images…hope to see you at the opening!!! Fan mail welcome at Polly’s Blogs are best accessed at her website Just click on the link in the left-hand column for visonarymen, womendeterminedtosucceed, poetry or fashion.

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