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EXHIBIT â€” May 4â€“July 6, 2012
Richard Avedon: Murals & Portraits
Gagosian Gallery, 522 W. 21st St., New York City
Known for his powerful and dynamic portraits, the photographer is the subject of Richard Avedon: Murals and Portraits, which showcases his iconic murals depicting the electric cultural and political years of 1969 to 1971. The commanding photography installation is built on panels measuring 20 to 35 feet wide, with subjects including Andy Warhol and the stars of The Factory (photo); the Chicago Seven, the political radicals charged with a conspiracy to incite riots during the 1968 Democratic convention; beat poet Allen Ginsberg and his extended family; and the Mission Council, a group of military and government officials who governed the United States' participation in the Vietnam War.
The Gagosian Gallery collaborated with the Richard Avedon Foundation for the exhibit, tapping architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates to design the streamlined installation. The exhibit design celebrates the art of architectural choreography through a dramatic spatial composition: Four smaller rooms painted black are created through freestanding walls.
Hours: Mondayâ€“Saturday, 10 a.m.â€“6 p.m.
TOUR â€” May 5â€“Nov. 4, 2012
Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate
381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, New York
Take a day trip out to Kykuit, a hilltop Hudson Valley landmark that was once home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Walk through the meticulously maintained rooms of the century-old six-story stone house, including an impressive underground art gallery with works by Picasso, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and many others. The estate also features a coach barn with a collection of classic automobiles and horse-drawn carriages. Choose from a menu of five tours. If the weather's nice, the scenic views of the valley and well-manicured gardens are especially lovely.
Hours: Visitors' center opens at 9 a.m. daily; closed Tuesdays
Cost: $23â€“$40; $15â€“$30 for Historic Hudson Valley and National Trust members
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SHOW HOUSE â€” May 3â€“31, 2012
Mansion in May Showhouse and Gardens
Morristown, New Jersey
Spring signals that it's time for show houses, and this year the Women's Association of Morristown Medical Center secured the historic Glynallyn castle nestled in what was once known as â€śMillionaireâ€™s Row.â€ť The sprawling 32,000-square-foot castle features authentic English Tudor architecture and will display the design imaginations of 40 local interior designers, including Canterbury Design, and 16 landscape architects, including Susan Cohan. Come prepared with comfortable walking shoes, as the mansion tour will take you through 66 rooms and 7.5 acres of terraced gardens. This yearâ€™s show house benefits the new Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center.
Hours: Mondayâ€“Saturday, 10 a.m.â€“3 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.â€“4 p.m.
Cost: $30; seniors $25
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