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 Response. The 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
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
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
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
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.