Scene In The Big Town

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town yesterday and here’s what we saw (sorry, no links or graphics – I’m iPadlocked):

* Silver Screen/Silver Prints at the Grolier Club (through 11/12/11), “vintage Hollywood photography tracing the careers of the leading photographers and many of the great stars of the ‘Golden Age’ of motion pictures.” A smart, sharply focused exhibit.

* Picasso’s Drawings,1890-1921: Reinventing Tradition at the Frick Collection (through 1/8/12). A fabulous assembly of Pablo Picasso’s works on paper (and cardboard) from the first thirty years of his artistic activity. Well worth the trip.

* Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World at the Whitney Museum of American Art (through tomorrow – hurry!). A knockout show of the New York-born artist who spent most of his life in Germany producing “romantic, crystalline depictions of architecture and seascapes.” And so much more. The Missus and I have seen Feininger’s work in bits and pieces, but this exhibit is absolutely eye-popping. Special bonus: The Whitney’s tour guides are consistently compelling, mostly because they don’t ask questions of the tour takers. Don’t get us started.

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