My neighbors invited me to accompany them to the Carnegie Museum of Art for the opening reception of Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals. The exhibition was curated by Linda Benedict- Jones and is quite impressive, requiring a return visit to take the show in when it’s less crowded.
In the Hall of Sculpture after the remarks, i was standing on the lighted glass floor and so were three others. Our 4 pairs of black shoes with the light coming from the floor below.
Photographer Martha Rial and I had our phones out, capturing the pattern. I call it One Shiny Shoe.
Where the light comes from below
Here is a man looking closely at the photos of Andy Warhol and his mother Julia.
When I got to the refreshments table there were a few grapes
Some of you saw this on FB already but here I am in the Hall of Architecture under the artwork “The Piano” by Chilean Artist Sebastian Errazuriz
I asked a random museum goer if he’d take my photo. He’d already taken a selfie under the 800 pound piano.
When I showed this photo to the high school students, they said I was crazy to stand under it. I said, wouldn’t it be funny to have a tall ladder and some hedge clippers? They groaned.
Mark said it looked like I was in a Looney Tune.
The Carnegie Museum of Art had a wild evening featuring the Oh Snap! Project where museum goers are invited to respond to one of the 13 photographs recently acquired by the museum- “a collaborative project”
and the place was packed when I arrived.
When I came into the crowd I asked a nice couple, what they were in line for and they responded, “Drinks!”
I went drinkless into the gallery where the thirteen photographs were hung. Surrounding each photograph were several selections from the submissions of photographs in response to the Museum’s 13. (Oh Snap! Project explained here if you are interested in submitting your photo inspired by one of the museum’s) Everyone please consume their snacks and beverages prior to entering the gallery with the photographs on the wall.
No problem for me but others had to wait.
The gallery a bit crowded to savor and digest all the photos on the wall which is often the case with openings, receptions and events. Definitely planning a return trip to take it all in. I saw photographers I knew milling about, checking it all out. It was a vibrant scene. Abuzz. A green screen the backdrop for antics and people with props as in a photo booth. Having a blast being silly. (I remembered the Photo Booth Laura and James had at their wedding, what fun for them to pore over the images of the guests)
Then I headed to the Hall of Sculpture and I chatted with one of the photographers with a Canon on a tripod, capturing the Light Writing with the LED Hula Hoops and various swords, necklaces, and eyeglasses that glowed, sparkled and flashed. It was cool being in the Hall of Sculpture with the lights out. Definitely a Night at the Museum I told her how I worked with the hs students and we’ve done light writing in the former darkroom. How the kids love doing it and the results. We talked settings and equipment a bit and I watched the hula hoopers. The admission? FREE!
When I left, I captured the scene from the bottom of the Sculpture Garden stone stairs. You can see how the new project was well attended.
The goal is to “spark a creative response” and I would say that goal is well on it’s way to being accomplished!
If your photograph is chosen, you get a free pass for admission.
I love to go to the Museum at night. It was just getting dark when I arrived and you can see the progression by the fountain photos I shot with the iPhone.
The Carnegie Museum of Art has free admission on Thursday nights for February and March. When I entered,the gift shop was still open so I bought a book for school. I had received an email that photographer Dawoud Bey would lecture (free) and show his work Thursday night. I am so glad I went to hear him and look forward to seeing his show- I was sorry I didn’t get to meet him but he was mobbed by people getting him to sign his book. I would have told him how I’ve photographed my students but can’t show them outside the school. His portraits were excellent!
Silver Eye Center for Photography has an exhibition -
Class Pictures: Photographs by Dawoud Bey until March 10th.
Kiva Han is closed now. Forever. Here is the article telling what happened :-( A franchise is coming in, The Bagel Factory. Bummer.
Took the eighth grade on a Field Trip to the Carnegie Museum of Art to view the Tennie Harris,Photographer: American Story show. We had a wonderful day. Here’s the view from the passenger seat. (note the sidewalk on the right is stairs!) You can see the stop sign at the bottom of the hill. And the reflection of the school bus in the right side mirror. Shot through glass on a snowy day.
… and Flat Ruthie is in Homer Alaska today so check out the snowy scenery here