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They're all back with timed tickets, and I visited (in this order, on different days) the Met, the Brooklyn Museum, MoMA and the Whitney. MoMA and Whitney tickets were hard to come by initially. Everything was spacious and well-organized except a disgracefully oversold Studio 54 exhibit at Brooklyn.

People are having trouble figuring out the elevators, piling in until someone points out the "2 people only" sign, or whatever, then sheepishly stepping out.

One interesting footnote, related to the opening up of the canon already evident in the new re-hang at MoMA. Jacob Lawrence everywhere: picture sequences (he tended to paint in sequences) at all four galleries, including two at The Whitney: one is part of the Vida Americana show.

Okay the Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists show: well worth seeing, but at one length does it need to be demonstrated that early Pollock was influenced by Orozco? Isn't that just common knowledge (I know it's relevant to show's theme, but it's overdone).

 

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16 minutes ago, Wilfrid said:

One interesting footnote, related to the opening up of the canon already evident in the new re-hang at MoMA. Jacob Lawrence everywhere: picture sequences (he tended to paint in sequences) at all four galleries, including two at The Whitney: one is part of the Vida Americana show.

Did you read about how they found one of his panels in an apartment on the Upper West Side?

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/21/arts/design/jacob-lawrence-painting-found.html

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