Contemporary Japanese Prints

The world of contemporary Japanese prints is a confluence of techniques, cross-cultural exchange, and historical influences. The effect of Japanese aesthetics on European artists like Whistler, Degas, and Van Gogh is well-known; but Japanese artists also borrowed many ideas from their contemporaries in the West.… Read More Contemporary Japanese Prints

November 2: Robert Mann discusses Aaron Siskind

Join us as Robert Mann, director of the Robert Mann Gallery, NYC, discusses the photography of Aaron Siskind.  Light refreshments provided. Founded in 1985, Robert Mann Gallery is one of the preeminent photography galleries in the world. Through a diverse roster that highlights both a prominent group of contemporary artists and an outstanding collection of twentieth-century masters, its program interrogates the role of photographic medium—to capture or invent, purify or distort, and to take on new identities—while celebrating its unique history.… Read More November 2: Robert Mann discusses Aaron Siskind

Aaron Siskind

Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) revolutionized photography and influenced successive generations of artists in all mediums.  “When I make a photograph,” he wrote, “I want it to be an altogether new object.”  Originally a documentary photographer, Siskind turned his probing eye toward the ordinary and overlooked: torn posters, graffiti, seaweed strewn on the beach.  He collapsed the… Read More Aaron Siskind

The Art of Collecting

Museum collections are alive. Like the culture around them, they grow and change, responding to new ideas and new circumstances ranging from iPhones to ISIS. The culture engine never stops, and likewise the collecting museum feels an urgency to reflect how the world is changing around it. By acquiring new objects…… Read More The Art of Collecting