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posted Oct 30, 2014, 11:29 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 14, 2014, 3:42 PM ]

Fall Arts Preview: Top 10 Museum Exhibitions

  • Chris OfiliRecalling the response Chris Ofili received from then Mayor Guiliani and Catholic church leaders for his painting in the Sensation exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum--nice to see Ofili continues to blow minds with his bold imagery.  Little did they know the referential symbolism of the ball of dung in his native Nigeria...To think they actually tried to remove his painting from the wall of the museum and Guiliani threatened to cut funding to the museum because of Ofili's African depiction of the Madonna and Child. Yet he's still standing!
    It’s tempting to see the fall exhibition season as a clash of titans, with each museum battling for the most visitors and highest gross. But the thing is, there’s a host of wonderful, challenging and charming shows coming to New York’s institutes of fine arts. Walking from the Robert Gober retrospective to a giant show of Matisse cut-outs, at MoMA simultaneously, will be a visceral thrill. And the Frick gets first dibs on a blockbuster: masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, a show that’s set to travel across the country. Plus, troublemaker Chris Ofili is taking over the New Museum. What a season! http://observer.com/2014/09/fall-arts-preview-top-10-museum-exhibitions/