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updated wed 16 feb 05


Snail Scott on thu 10 feb 05

At 03:29 PM 2/10/2005 GMT, Barbara Brown wrote:
>While in New York I hope to see several ceramic shows...

The Ruth Duckworth retrospective at the
former Craft Museum (now Arts & Design)
is well worth the price of admission,
and the Garth Clark show (which includes
Duckworth and single pieces by Noguchi,
Bontecou and Fontana, mainstream art
names all) is worth the gander, too.

Although the new MOMA is not clay-focused
and a little pricey, too, I'm truly glad
I went. I was prepared to be a little
cynical about the 'New MoMa' (as I was
about its previous incarnation), but it's
an amazing collection. It does no one's
work any harm to look at art from outside
our own personal focus.


Barbara Brown on thu 10 feb 05

There is going to be an art "happening" in New York City in Feb (Feb 12-2=
Christo is doing an installation in Central Park called "The Gates". It=
is 23 miles of cloth wrapped arches over the pathways thru Central Park.=
It will only be up for 16 days, Feb 12-28.
If you'd like to see The Gates and don't live in New York, I recommend yo=
u book a hotel soon. Charley and I have a hotel 2 blocks from Central Pa=
rk for the weekend of Feb 18-21st. It is the Hotel Salisbury, 123 W. 57t=
h St (at 7th) It is $149 per night.
We went to see Christo's Umbrella's in So Calif and the wrap of the Reich=
stag in 1995 in Berlin and are looking forward to seeing The Gates. www=
While in New York I hope to see several ceramic shows.
1. Neil Tetkowshi's show "Look Back"
Debrosses Gallery
9 Debrosses St #514
New York
Tues-Sat 11-6
2. Ruth Duckworth's retrospective
Museum of Arts and Desgn
40 W. 53rd St.
New York
daily 10-6 Thurs 10-8
$9 Seniors and Students $6
3. Garth Clark's Gallery
24 W. 57th St #305
New York
10-6 Tues-Sat
4. Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St
New York
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun 9:30-5:30
Fri and Sat 9:30-9
There are 2 different entry prices on 2 web sites so it is either $15 $1=
0 for Seniors or $10 $5 for Seniors
I want to see the show "Hertiage of Power-Ancient Sculptures from West Me=
xico" These are wonderful clay figures.
Also from the Met Roof Garden which is open 9:30-3pm you can look down on=
Christo's whole Gates installation.
It should be a wonderful busy art weekend and I'm looking forward to it. =


Barbara Brown
1225 Manzano Way
Sunnyvale, Ca 94089

terryh on tue 15 feb 05

amazing, i didn't know four capital letters (MOMA)
would make LISTSERV machine nuts.

Snail Scott wrote:
>Although the new MOMA is not clay-focused
>and a little pricey, too, I'm truly glad
>I went.

about MOMA: you can get in free every friday
evening from 4:30 to 8 (9?) pm. if you can,
go there aroud 6 pm: you get in without wait.
i went there around 4 pm last time and found
there were people waiting already in a three-block
long line. took more than half an hour to get in.
it was very cold.

terry hagiwara