Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Morgan Library and Museum Revisited Today


The Rotunda over the Morgan Library

I last visited the Morgan Library and Museum in March 2019 so I thought it was time for a return visit.  The exhibit that I enjoyed the most was David Hockney: Drawing from Life.

David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most internationally respected and renowned artists alive today. This exhibition will be the first to focus on his portraits on paper and one of very few exhibitions to investigate his drawing practice.
Self-Portrait of David Hockney from 2003

There were many over self-portraits of Hockney from other times in his life.

Another exhibit was Betye Saar: Call and Response. She emerged in the 1960s as a major voice in American art. Part of a wave of artists, many of them African American, who embraced the medium of assemblage, she is known best for incisive collages and assemblage sculptures that confront and reclaim racist images.

This sculpture stood alone on the ground floor:

A small statue of William Shakespeare.

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