Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Visited the Ringling Museum of Art to see the Picturing Eden show. I enjoyed the exhibition very much. It was great to see such an extensive group show of many of my favorite photographers, it was an afternoon with old friends...Masao Yamamoto, J. John Priola, Binh Danh, Camille Solyagua, JoAnne Verburg, Susan Derges, Sally Mann, John Pfahl.... The catalogue for the exhibition (orginally at the George Eastman House in 2006) was done by Steidl, you can buy it here.

From the museum:
Picturing Eden, organized by George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, features the work of 37 artists from six countries —including well-known artists Mike and Doug Starn, Adam Fuss, Ruud van Empel, Joel-Peter Witkin, and Sally Mann, as well as emerging artists such as Gavin Hipkins, Alec Soth, and Lori Nix.
Alec Soth, Lori Nix and Gavin Hipkins are emerging artists???

two images of the impressive courtyard at the Ringling...

One man built this for his personal art collection??????

1 comment:

Mel Trittin said...

I am 2 or 3 pieces away.....anyone know a good contemporary architect?