Archive for March, 2009

March 11th: Lecture at the Metropolitan Museum “Inside the Department of Photography”

This will be an outstanding presentation, providing great insights into the photography department at the Metropolitan, discussing its history, the Walker Evans and Diane Arbus estates housed at the Met, as well as gaining an understanding of the department’s interests and intentions surrounding contemporary photography.  Rarely do we get such opportunities; not to be missed!

From the website:

Inside the Met: The Curatorial Departments

Malcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge
Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator
Douglas Eklund, Associate Curator

“Although an independent Department of Photographs was established only in 1992, the Metropolitan has collected photography as art since 1928, when Alfred Stieglitz donated twenty-two of his own works, including portraits of his wife Georgia O’Keeffe. During the intervening decades, and especially since the mid-1980s, the photography collection has grown to encompass the full history of the medium, from its invention in the 1830s to the present day.

Malcolm Daniel traces major steps in that expansion, including landmark acquisitions from the Stieglitz Collection in 1933 and the Gilman Collection in 2005;

Jeff L. Rosenheim discusses the extraordinary archives of American photographers Walker Evans and Diane Arbus, acquired in 1994 and 2007; and

Doug Eklund presents the department’s recent activities in the field of contemporary photography.”

Tickets are $23.00 for this special lecture, and can be purchased on the Met’s website.

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March 5th-8th – The Armory Show 2009

TODAY the Armory Show opens, and New York City will be full of art activity. Bellow is a list of the details about several shows happening in conjunction with the Armory Show as part of Armory Arts Week

The Armory Show is split into two exhibits,

The Armory Show 2009 Pier 94

(List of Exhibitors at Pier 94)

The Armory Show Modern Pier 92

(List of Exhibitors at Pier 92)

For Directions to the show click here.

To see a floor plan of the Armory show click here.

Advance discount tickets are available on line.

Admission tickets are available at the door during show hours.

Ticket prices

General Admission US$30
Students US$10
Groups (10+) US$15
Run of Show Pass (4 day) US$60
The Armory Show/VOLTA Dual Pass US$40


Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
New York City

Opening Hours:
Thursday, March 5 – Saturday, March 7 Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, March 8 Noon to 7 pm

Other Art Shows

The Volta Show NY

For a list of artists showing at Volta NY click here. (34th St. and 5th Ave.)

For a list of Satellite Fairs click here.

Art Now Fair, Fountain Art FairPool Art Fair, Bridge Art Fair, Pulse Art Fair, Scope Art Fair

More for an overall Arts Fair Map click here.

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March 8th early deadline, March 15th last call – FOTOBAMAWEEK Exhibition/Competition

FOTOBAMAWEEK is a photography competition sponsored by FotoWeek DC and the Newseum

FotoWeek DC and The Newseum Celebrate the Presidential Campaign, Election and
Inauguration of Barack Obama

Your impressions of the last two years can have a permanent place in the annals of photojournalism. FotoWeek DC and the Newseum have partnered to share your very best work with the rest of the world!
• The top 100 winning images, selected by The Newseum’s panel of judges, will be exhibited at The Newseum for three months
this summer
• All 100 winning images will be published in a limited edition book sponsored by FotoWeek DC
• Grand prize winners will be announced at a reception at The Newseum.
• Cash prizes totaling $5,000
• All images submitted will be on display at FotoWeek DC’s on-line gallery, along with People’s Choice winners

FOTOBAMAWEEK closes March 15, 2009.

For details click here.

For the rules click here.

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March 9- Deadline Extended for Palm Springs Photo Festival Slideshow

The deadline for the Palm Springs Photo Festival slide show has been extended until March 9th.

From my earlier post:

“One of my favorite parts of the PSPF is the wonderful “evening slide shows” that show work from four finalists  on the big screen at the Palm Springs Art Museum Theater prior to the evening’s presentations.  Last year, the bodies of work we were introduced to each evening was outstanding, and highly anticipated – no one is late for the start of the slide show, writing down website and looking on line later to see the work again and again.

THIS COMPETITION IS FREE – I encourage all of you to submit your work and be part of the Festival!”

For details click here.

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This Tuesday at SVA: Panel on Collecting Photographs sponsored by CCNY

I stopped in to see Michael Mazzeo today at his gallery of the same name; he was installing an interesting group show in advance of next week’s multiple art fairs occurring in Manhattan and told me about this event:

From the Camera Club of New York:
“In celebration of its 125th Anniversary Year, The Camera Club of New York will present a panel discussion:

“Collecting Contemporary Photography (Emphasis on Emerging,)”

at the School of Visual Art’s Amphitheater, 209 E. 23rd St., 3rd Floor, on Tuesday, March 3, 8-10pm.  The event is free.
“The panel will include photo dealers Daniel Cooney and Michael Mazzeo; photo collectors Joseph Baio and Evan Mirapaul; and Cara Phillips, co-founder of the online site Women in Photography (  and Amani Olu, private dealer, curator, and founder of Humble Arts Foundation, a non-profit that works to advance the careers of emerging fine art photographers.  Photographers Allen Frame and Saul Robbins will moderate the panel and take questions from the audience.

Seating is limited, so please rsvp to or call Emile Dubuisson at 212-260-9927.”

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