Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Coming Soon: The 24-Hour Museum?

On the heals of the Tate’s Matisse “all-nighter”, the Whitney will be keeping it’s doors open for the last 36 hours of the Jeff Koons exhibit.

Recently the Rubin Museum has offered a sleepover amidst “the compassionate gaze of one hundred buddhas” and BAM announced a 24-hour movie marathon.
Is it time for all cultural institutions to be open at least one day a month for 24 hour viewing? Midnight visits to MOMA? Rooftop Met at 3 in the morning? The Guggenheim at dawn? Is the 24-hour museum about to conquer the city that never sleeps?
Viewers for Christian Marclay’s The Clock proved that culture vultures would stand in line 24/7 and back when there were galleries in the East Village, Pompeii Gallery held an opening at 3 in the morning. It was packed.

Nighthawks and insomniacs unite.

It’s like when ATM machines were first introduced. ATMs made 24/7 banking possible. However they also made people realize that they didn’t actually have time to bank between 9-3.
Expanded hours and services are the mandate for pharmacies, hardware stores, bookstores, lumberyards and museums!
Museums are way too crowded. Why should a Matisse exhibition put fear into your heart?


Two More Weeks!

Susan Hartung : Following a Line
Curated by Peter Dudek

On view at 
The Teaching Gallery, Hudson Valley Community College
through October 25
Gallery hours: Tues, Th, Fr 10-4; Weds 1-7; Sat 12-4

Read Amy Griffin's review in the Times Union http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Chronicle-of-a-creative-life-5809530.php

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