Friday, August 14, 2015

Jewish Museum Today

Today Karen and I made our yearly trip to the Jewish Museum at 5th Avenue and 92nd Street.  We went specifically to see the exhibit called Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television.  The exhibit explored how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s.  It featured works by Saul Bass, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Allan Kaprow, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Eero Saarinen, Ben Shahn, and Andy Warhol.

It was a good exhibit, but should have been placed in the Paley Center for Media instead of the Jewish Museum.  I felt that there was some inclusion of Jews in the TV medium, but it was minimal.  I still enjoyed it.  We also explored the permanent exhibits of the museum.

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