6 Things to Do in August

 

You’ve got your creative production under control – if not, here are three ways to get your creative operations on track, now time to take a creative break! Here are 6 inspiring exhibits to check out this month:

 

2015_Sneaker_Culture_1_AJ_1_From_Nike_428W_less_shadow1. “The Rise of Sneaker Culture” (NYC)

The first exhibition that includes approximately 150 pairs of sneakers, looks at the evolution of the sneaker from its beginnings to its current role as status symbol and urban icon.

Brooklyn Museum
July 10 – October 4, 2015
Hours: Thu: 11a.m.-10p.m. Wed & Fri-Sun: 11a.m.-6p.m.
Entrance: $16 suggested contribution

 

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2. “Emerging” (LA)
All about new, upcoming artists who are bringing “a fresh perspective and creative techniques to professional photography.” Get ready for some unfamiliar names and jaw-dropping images.

Annenberg Space for Photography
Jun 6, 2015 – September 20, 2015
Hours: Wed-Sun: 11am-6pm
Free Admission


3. “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” (LA)
Center stage at the Getty Center’s latest exhibition. Rather than focusing on the final image, this retrospective will spotlight the canvas on which the photo was printed and how that affects the end-result.

J. Paul Getty Museum
April 14 – September 6, 2015
Hours: Wed–Mon 10a.m.-5p.m.
Free Admission

1269114. “Zoe Leonard: Analogue” (NYC)
This ambitious project made up of both color and black-and-white photos was created over a ten-year period, and takes its cues from Eugène Atget’s iconic documentation of ancient Parisian neighborhoods disappearing under the onslaught of modernization.

MOMA – Museum Of Modern Art
June 25 – August 30, 2015
Hours: Thu-Fri: 10:30a.m.-8p.m. Sat-Wed: 10:30a.m.-5:30p.m.
Entrance: $25

5. “Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld” (NYC)
Charlesworth, photographer and pioneer of the “Pictures” aesthetics, used newspapers, magazines and other sources as her palette, isolating image fragments against lush monochromatic backgrounds to deconstruct how we are manipulated by mass media.

The New Museum
June 24 – September 20, 2015
Hours: Thu: 11a.m.–9p.m. Wed & Fri–Sun: 11a.m.–6p.m.
Entrance: $16

 

Sunday_in_Norway6. “Folk Art and American Modernism” (NYC)
Stylistic borrowings from outsider art have become something of a vogue among contemporary painters. Self-taught artists have long exerted a pull on Modern Art, especially in the United States, where folk traditions have played a large role in the nation’s cultural life.

American Folk Art Museum
July 18–September 27, 2015
Hours: Tue–Thu: 11:30a.m–7:00p.m. Fri: 12p.m.–7:30p.m. Sat: 11:30a.m.-7p.m. Sun: 12p.m.–6pm.
Free Admission