Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Learning on the Ground

UMSL group at the Met, March 25, 2011.

I just returned from leading the 2011 Ferring Art and Art History Travel Study Program to New York. All happy faces, all tired feet!

We met with dealers like Jay Gorney to see the Kenneth Noland show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, artists such as Brad Kahlhamer and Ursula von Rydisgsvard, below.

We saw the George Condo and Lynda Benglis shows at The New Museum, Laurie Simmons at Salon 94 on the Bowery, Tim Rollins & K.O.S. at Lehmann Maupin and Paul Ramirez Jonas at Alexander Gray Associates.

Ursula von Rydingsvard at The Sculpture Center. photo by Dr. Karen Cummings.

What struck me most was how many significant, mid-career artists were in the museums and galleries. What a great time to re-invest in these important figures!

Not everything has to be about the go-go kids. Depth and wisdom do have great value in our marketable world.

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