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Art Break: Powerful Images at the International Center of Photography

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 7, 2017

NYC is having a Magnum moment! Not only is our downtown pick featuring work from women members of this renowned photo agency but The Rubin Museum of Art and the International Center of Photography Museum are also participating in the group’s 70th anniversary events. The Rubin has Henri Cartier Bresson: India in Full Frame and ICP is showing Magnum Manifesto, a survey of the cooperative’s members and influence in 20th century culture.

The Rubin (150 West 17th Street) offers free admission on Fridays from 6-10 pm. ICP Museum (250 Bowery) has a pay-what-you-wish admission on Thursdays only from 6-9 pm. All the Art Break galleries listed below are free admission during operating hours.

Bonus Tip: We recommend visiting Alice Austen House, located on Staten Island. This museum, in collaboration with Magnum Foundation, is holding an exhibit entitled Call and ResponseThe museum is open Tuesday – Sunday: 11-5 with a suggested admission of $3.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Staley-Wise Gallery, 100 Crosby Street, Suite 305

When: Now through August 31, Mon – Fri: 11-5

Who: Staley-Wise and Magnum Photos: Women Seeing Women

What: Work from members of the Magnum photo agency

Why: A master class in capturing the moment

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: Walther Collection Project Space, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 718

When: Now through August 19, Thurs – Sat: 12-6

Who: Body, Self, Society – Chinese Performance Photography of the 1990s

What: Documentation of an artistic movement

Why: Art created in a restricted environment can speak volumes

Art Break Midtown (up to 59th Street, East or West):

Where: DM Contemporary, 39 East 29th Street, Suite 2-B

When: Now through September 16, Tue – Fri: 12-6

Who: The Summer Show 2017: This One’s For You! Dedicated to women everywhere.

What: Group show of art that discusses issues of interest to women

Why: Keeping the momentum going after the national protest marches of January

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue and 65th Street)

When: Now through August 20, Tue – Thu: 11:30-7, Fri: 12-7:30, Sat: 11:30-7, Sun: 12-6

Who: Carlo Zinelli (1916 – 1974) and Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible

What: Career surveys of two artists

Why: Open your mind to the twists and turns of true creativity


Cover:  A young girl confronts the American National Guard outside the Pentagon during the 1967 anti-Vietnam march, Washington DC, USA© Marc Riboud / Magnum Photos; courtesy of the International Center of Photography.


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