A reason to visit MoMA while in NYC next month: Brice Marden retrospective. n.b. Must remember to borrow my friend’s membership card. There is a write-up of the exhibit here, but it talks more about Marden’s multiple property holdings around the world than the show itself. I also want to catch a video by Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila; two are new acquisitions for MoMA. Paula Deitz writes about her films here.
Chad says he wants to see the U.N. building and visit the Met. (Holland Cotter likes the ancient scroll exhibit there right now. He says so here. He likes “Americans in Paris: 1860-1900” less, but it still sounds worth seeing.) Chad also says he wants to walk around a lot, but that’s a given.
A few other potential free art walk-bys:
1. Sarah Morris: Robert Towne at Lever House (Public Art Fund) @ Park Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets. Robert Towne wrote the screenplays for Chinatown (1974) and Shampoo (1975) among other things.
2. â€œEhon: The Artist and the Book in Japanâ€ at the New York Public Library. Although if we stop there, we invariably stop by the used library bookstore across the street and buy pounds and pounds of books to drag home.
1. “One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now” Asia Society and Museum @ 725 Park Avenue, New York