"The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is proud to present Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work, an extraordinary exhibit of more than two hundred never-before-seen Sendak originals curated by rare-book dealers Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David. This exhibit will be on display in the Society’s main gallery June 11 - August 17, 2013.”
For the full page of details, go here.

"The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is proud to present Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work, an extraordinary exhibit of more than two hundred never-before-seen Sendak originals curated by rare-book dealers Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David. This exhibit will be on display in the Society’s main gallery June 11 - August 17, 2013.”

For the full page of details, go here.

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The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi 

Open until November 3, 2013 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Get more information here

James Turrell at the Guggenheim from June 21- September 25, 2013

James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. At its core is Aten Reign(2013), a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. One of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived…

A show not to be missed. Read more about it here

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Matt Black
Photographers Matt Black, Joao Silva, David Burnett and several others banded together in support of Friends of Anton, an effort to raise money for the family of fallen photographer Anton Hammerl.
The aforementioned photographers donated prints in support of their colleague, which can be purchased through the Friends of Anton website. See more here.

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Matt Black

Photographers Matt Black, Joao Silva, David Burnett and several others banded together in support of Friends of Anton, an effort to raise money for the family of fallen photographer Anton Hammerl.

The aforementioned photographers donated prints in support of their colleague, which can be purchased through the Friends of Anton website. See more here.

Featured Artist: Kaye Blegvad

Kaye Blegvad is an artist originally from London but now lives in New York. Her illustration work has been in the New York Times, Lucky Magazine and many other publications. Kaye also has a beautiful jewelry collection as well. Links to her work are here:

Website / Etsy / Blog / Jewelry

Featured Artist: Zach Krall

Zach is a young photographer living in New York City and studying at the School of Visual Arts. You can view more of this work on his website, behance, and tumblr.

Not New York related, but anyone near central Virginia should try to check out Look3 Festival 2013. Featured artists attending are Gregory Crewdson, Richard Misrach, Carrie Mae Weems, and the list goes on. The festival is June 13-16th and will feature a number of exhibitions and speakers. Students get a discounted 3 day pass. More info HERE.

Sleep No More is an interactive theatre piece. For those who have not heard about it yet, I highly suggest looking into it. It is a unique experience you will remember forever.

The story is based on MacBeth (but is also influecned by Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Rebecca) and the audience is invited to follow characters around the numerous floors of the hotel. There is very little speaking, which lets dance, body language and acting tell the story.

All audience members are made anonymous by wearing masks (as seen in one of the images above) and besides following characters around, one can also wander the hotel and look at all the details in the rooms to collect clues for themselves. This is an experience you have to do on your own; you will be separated from your friends. And frankly, trying to hold someone’s hand through the whole thing would slow you down and prevent you from getting the most out of your experience.

Character loyalty is the best way to get a special one-on-one experience with a cast member. Throughout the performance the cast mostly ignores the audience, but every once in a while they will make eye contact with someone in particular and maybe lock themselves in a closet with one lucky audience member. I actually got one of these indivudal experiences, but will keep it a secret.

Make a trip to the McKittrick Hotel to find out for yourself!

Here is the official Sleep No More website.

-Kjersti

Featured Artist: Andrea Gjestvang 

This feature is slightly different than our usual ones. The focus of this post is more about an article and the specific photo series linked with it rather than the artist’s entire body of work.

Above, these are only a few of the photographs taken by Andrea Gjestvang of the survivors of the Oslo shooting from 2011. For those unfamiliar with the tragedy, in July 2011 there was a shooting on Utøya, an island that is part of Norway. Many people were killed, but also many people survived. 

This article will tell you more about the survivors, along with more photographs.

The photographer, Andrea Gjestvang, has a website where you can view more of her work. 

Featured Artist: Alaina Varrone

Alaina is an embroidery artist from New Haven, Connecticut. Her amazing stitch work tells captivating stories often with erotic or bizarre subjects. Each one is interesting, sometimes with dark or humorous undertones. 

You can find her work on her website, etsy shop and flickr. Her instagram is spiderspaw.