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Milwaukee Art Museum to host “Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography”

Louis Faurer - San Genaro Festival, New York City, 1949 - Gelatin silver print, 20.96 x 31.43 cm. Copyright:© Louis Faurer Estate/Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC (Not On Exhibition)

Milwaukee, WI –
Abstract Expressionism, film noir, Beat
poetry, and the New Journalism are all widely recognized aftershocks of World
War II, representing a broad aesthetic revolution that championed spontaneity
and subjective interpretation as the guiding principles of creative practice.
Postwar photographers in many ways set the rhythm and tenor of this new
approach, not least because the hand-held camera was naturally suited to chance
discoveries and impulsive gestures. On exhibition January 30–April 25, 2010 at
the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Pinakothek der Moderne hosts Masterdrawings from The Morgan Library & Museum

Honoré Daumier - Two Lawyers Conversing, about 1862 - Black chalk, stumping, with gouache in white and gray, and pale pink, yellow and brown watercolour - © The Pierpont Morgan Library, NYC

Munich, Germany – One hundred of the finest examples of draftsmanship from the permanent collection of The Morgan Library & Museum are on view at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. This exhibition has provided an exciting opportunity for the Morgan to collaborate with one of the foremost European collections of works on paper, the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung Munich, and to share the treasures of its collection with a wider public in one of the cultural capitals of Europe. On view through 3 January, 2009.