Where to Go and What to See

There are also two collaborative shows that mirror each other interestingly. First is the Mentors show at SVA's Visual Arts Gallery, which exhibits work by photography BFAs that has been inspired by their mentorships with prominent members of the arts community. Second, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts, is displaying work from its Photosynthesis project, where the museum connects high school photographers with important photographers and curators and then displays t

First off, I have to note that the AIPAD show is going on in New York this Thursday through Sunday. Most of the art community will be tied up there, but if you can drag yourself away, there are a couple of interesting shows going on, especially at the big museums.

Today in New York, The Met is putting up its second show in its new contemporary photography gallery, showcasing pieces from the permanent collection that represent moments when photographers turned their cameras on the art of photography itself. In Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery will show the first major exhibition of turn-of-the-century New York portrait photographer Zaida Ben-Yusuf.

There are also two collaborative shows that mirror each other interestingly. First is the Mentors show at SVA's Visual Arts Gallery, which exhibits work by photography BFAs that has been inspired by their mentorships with prominent members of the arts community. Second, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts, is displaying work from its Photosynthesis project, where the museum connects high school photographers with important photographers and curators and then displays their final work.

~Miki Johnson

(Photo: "Mike, President of American Ocean Corp.," by Michael Dalton, from Mentors_ at SVA)_

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