Weekend Culture! LIC Arts Open and Museums!

If  you  guys  are  looking  for  a  bit  of  weekend  culture,  we’ve  got  some  exciting  news  for  you!   The  4th  Annual  LIC  Arts  Open  is  well  underway  and  open  to  the  public.  With  250  artists  of   every  medium,  and  more  than  85  exhibitions  throughout  54  different  locations,  there  is   sure  to  be  something  for  everyone  at  what’s  being  called  the  largest  arts  festival  in  Queens.

You  can  also  take  part  in  the  silent  auction  of  artwork  created  speciKically  for  the  LIC  Arts   Open.  Proceeds  will  go  towards  funding  the  Queens  Council  on  the  Arts  and  the  festival   itself.
And  In  case  you’re  wondering  about  getting  around,  there  is  a  free  private  shuttle  service   running  from  the  court  house  to  several  venues,  all  showcasing  great  works  by  all  of  our   local  artists.

The  full  schedule  of  exhibitions  and  events  can  be  viewed  at  licartsopen.org.  

If  this  weekend  leaves  you  craving  even  more,  here  are  a  few  offerings  we’re  partial  to  from   some  of  our  great,  local  museums.

The  Noguchi  Museum   Noguchi’s  Early  Drawings:  1927-­‐1932
On  view  through  Sunday,  May  25
Each  of  the  drawings  on  view  reveals  a  very  different  facet  of  Naguchi’s  quest  to  form  a   unique  artistic  identity  in  the  years  following  his  apprenticeship  with  Brancusi.  His  search   for  style  is  brought  into  sharp  focus  by  being  restricted  to  the  subject  he  returned  to  most   often:  the  female  nude.  The  selection  of  drawings  on  view  covers  exercises  from  the  life   drawing  classes  he  took  at  Academie  Collarosi  and  L’Académie  de  la  Grande  Chaumière  in   Paris  in  1927,  as  well  as  his  distillations  of  signature  strains  of  Modernism  he  encountered   in  Paris  and  New  York,  including  traces  of  artists  as  diverse  as  Picasso,  Tsuguharu  Foujita,   Elie  Nadelman,  Matisse,  Egon  Schiele,  and  Arstide  Maillol.


MoMA  PS1   Maria  Lassnig
On  view  through  Sunday,  May  25th
Maria  Lassnig  (Austrian,  1919-­‐2014)  is  one  of  the  most  important  contemporary  painters   and  can  be  seen  as  a  pioneer  in  many  areas  of  art  today.  Emphatically  refusing  to  make   “pictures,”  she  has  long  focused  on  ways  of  representing  her  internal  world.  Focusing  on   Lassnig’s  self-­‐portraiture,  the  exhibition  presents  works  by  the  artist—most  of  them  never   previously  exhibited  in  the  U.S.—from  all  creative  periods  of  her  career,  spanning  her  early   involvement  with  graphic  abstraction  in  Paris  and  Art  Informel,  to  her  later  shift  to  Kigural   representation.  The  show  will  be  the  most  signiKicant  survey  of  her  work  ever  presented  in   the  United  States,  featuring  approximately  50  paintings  drawn  from  public  and  private   collections  and  the  artist  herself,  as  well  as  a  selection  of  watercolors  and  Kilmic  works.

Museum  of  The  Moving  Image:
Jim  Campbell:  Rhythms  of  Perception
On  view  through  June  15
Jim  Campbell:  Rhythms  of  Perception  is  the  Kirst  solo  museum  exhibition  in  New  York  of  the   San  Francisco-­‐based  artist  Jim  Campbell  (b.1956),  who  is  best  known  for  his  evocative  low   resolution  works.  This  career-­‐spanning  exhibition  features  over  20  works,  ranging  from   early  experimental  Kilm,  interactive  works,  and  low-­‐resolution  videos  to  large-­‐scale   installations.  An  innovator  in  the  use  of  technology,  Campbell  integrates  and  manipulates   computers  and  custom  electronics  into  visually  arresting  artworks.



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