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Happy Birthday Ruth Orkin

Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), “From Gansevoort St. Pier, Boys Swimming in Hudson River,” ca. 1948 (549.1983) Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), “Greenwich Ave and Horatio St., NYC,” July 4, 1949 (541.1983) Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), “Tired Little Boy Outside Circus, Madison Square Garden,” 1947-8 … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 145 years

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870. For 145 years, today,  the museum has lived by its mission statement “to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in … Continue reading

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Saturday, May 18 is International Museum Day

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day (IMD) in 1977 to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Every year, International Museum Day has a theme in order to promote museum … Continue reading

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An American Girl in Italy Turns 60

Ruth Orkin, American Girl in Italy, 1951 (© 1952, 1980 Ruth Orkin) Ruth Orkin, [Contact Sheet from American Girl in Italy], 1951 It’s the 60th anniversary of Ruth Orkin’s photograph American Girl in Italy. To celebrate the anniversary there is … Continue reading

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Conversations with paintings…inside of photographs

In many ways, Ruth Orkin’s (American, 1921–1985) photograph of Woody Allen (American, b. 1935) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art reveals a complex set of worlds—toying with our perceptions and the literal reading of images. On the surface, a young … Continue reading

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I wonder who she’s talking to…

Ruth Orkin, Lauren Bacall, St. Regis Hotel, New York City, 1950 Garry Winogrand, New York City, 1972 Weegee, Vicky, ca. 1956

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Ruth Orkin: Portraits of Bernstein

Ruth Orkin, Bernstein Conducting, 1947 Ruth Orkin, Bernstein Playing Piano, 1947 Ruth Orkin, Marian Anderson and Leonard Bernstein, Lewinsohn Stadium, 1947 Leonard Bernstein (American, August 25, 1918–October 14, 1990 was an acclaimed conductor, composer, author, and pianist. His fame derived from … Continue reading

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