NYC -- Galleries
My wife and I are headed to NYC for a couple weeks of gorging on art.
We have planned a full day each for the Guggenheim, Met, MOMA and ICP/B&H (I had to sneak a trip to B&H in). I'm also guessing that a walk of SoHo and Chelsea would take a day each.
If I'm smoking crack on any of these and should plan for more/less time, please let me know.
Also, are there any galleries that you particularly recommend? I'm mostly interested in photography, natch.
I might also do a day of cliche'd midwestern tourist with a rangefinder in NYC street shooting. Is Manhattan best for that? Brooklyn? Somewhere else? I won't be taking anything but either a GSN or a Canonet, and shooting Ektar or Tri-X. Maybe both in case something happens.
Your timing is perfect!
Robert Frank's "America" is now at the Moma... A can't "afford not to see"
Sally Mann until Oct 31st at the gagosian!!!
I really love her work. If you can, rent the DVD of hers before you go for for your travel.
The small gallery shows are constantly changing and the galleries are mostly clustered in a few parts of town. What I do is get a free copy of the Village Voice (or check online at www.villagevoice.com), look at the photo listings, find one or two shows that look interesting, and then see what other galleries are nearby and visit those.
I would highly recommend:
- The Frick Museum. It has an astounding art collection including three Vermeers.
- The Morgan Library. It has ever changing exhibitions. Currently it is exhibiting Maurice Sendak's original drawings for "Where the Wild Things Are"
Both are smaller places AND smaller crowds that can be completely done in a half day or less.
Street shooting is great anywhere in NYC. I like Greenwich Village.
Last edited by mhanc; 10-17-2009 at 10:43 AM. Click to view previous post history.
ICP is a top photo destination in NYC, as I'm sure you know, but that and B&H should not take a day. ICP can perhaps be seen in 45 minutes. Or two hours if you are the kind to read everything, see every video and study every image, maybe more if you then spend some time browsing the book shop and return for a last look at the exhibits. B&H, of course, can be a ten minute stop for film or ten hour indulgence. Personally, though, if I'm in NY, I'm not there to look at stuff I'm never going to buy, but I understand its attraction.
I'll second the above suggestion of Robert Frank's The Americans (except, it is at the Met, not the Moma - since you are going to both I suppose you've already got it on your agenda and will find it either way!). I saw the show in DC and would say that careful and leisurely viewing of it can be two hours or more alone if his work interests you. It is that good and in-depth.
I don't know what is on view currently, (if anything?) at Leica Gallery, http://en.leica-camera.com/culture/g...lery_new_york/ but it is an under-appreciated little gem -and free.
A couple of weeks in New York, just to be a tourist? I'm envious. Enjoy!
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My bud and I will be in the Village on Halloween night. Let me tell you, there is NO better photo op that this, if you'd like I'd be more then happy to explain.
David, priceless. Anymore?
This is a good resource for photography listings in NYC, and beyond.
I saw the Frank show at the Met, and it's well worth it, and the Sally Mann show at Gagosian. Good to see her working among the living again, it's an excellent show.
Those are great! I'm going to have to dig around here... I have one from the early 80's I've always liked. Haven't been back to the village for Halloween since!
Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb