Monthly Archives: March 2014

Making a Funny Face

Jill Freedman, Goofy Kids, Dublin, 1984 (33.1988) Weegee, [Women with children making silly faces],  ca. 1950 (2139.1993) Hans-Jurgen Burkard, Ulon Uda, Siberia, 1989 (137.2003) Studies have shown that smiling can make you feel happier and less stressed. Try it!

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The Uncanny Indecisive Body

Hans Bellmer, La Poupée, 1935 (207.1987) [ Legs as extension of the body. Legs as the choreographers of movement. Legs as navigators. Legs as present moment. Legs as independence. Legs as control. Legs as power. Legs as balance. Legs as … Continue reading

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Storyville Portrait

E. J. Bellocq, Storyville Portrait, New Orleans, 1912 (33.2004) E. J. Bellocq was a wealthy French-Creole man living in New Orleans at the turn of the twentieth century. He was known professionally as a photographer of landmarks, ships, and commercial … Continue reading

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Boys’ Room

Tina Barney, The Son, 1987 (2.1998.a) Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998 (9.2001) Gran Fury, Read My Lips (boys), 1988 (1138.2000) David Seidner, [Pavlos, Prince of Greece], ca. 1994 (2007.65.13) Sheng Qi, Memories (Me), 2000 (7.2004) The son becomes the part of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein!

Fred Stein, Albert Einstein, Princeton, New Jersey, 1946 (238.1993) Born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany, Albert Einstein received his PhD in 1905 from the University of Zurich. During the same year he published five theoretical papers, including “On … Continue reading

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Windjammer

Weegee, [Widescreen image of sailboat Christian Raditch in Louis de Rochemont’s film Windjammer], ca. 1958 (7584.1993) This image is of a movie, Windjammer. The movie was filmed in Cinemiracle, a wide-format film type. Cinemiracle was in direct competition with the … Continue reading

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Norishment or Poison?

Milk has been part of our diet since the Neolithic Revolution (10,000 BCE), when humans domesticated animals. The discussion about organic, raw, and genetically treated food is at its peak. There are arguments on each side of the coin, both … Continue reading

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