Accuse me of laziness for simply lifting the shit out of the calendar write up in the American Museum of Natural History, but this lecture seems worth attending. If the bulk of our understanding of the universe comes from images, the role of the artist is far more important than economics tells us.
(Note: Listings will appear in reverse chronological order)
The Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
Tuesday, February 7
$15 ($12 for Members)
What’s Out There and What’s Really Out There
Most of What Scientists know about the universe they have learned from images. Ray Villard, News Director of the Hubble Space Telescope, and Mary K. Baumann, author of What’s Out there: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe, discuss the stories behind these images and the technical challenges of bringing them “down to Earth.” They will also explain some of the other techniques astronomers use to see objects not visible to the naked eye.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10028
at 82nd St.
Sunday February 5 2pm
Lecture: Robert Rauschenberg talks with art critic Calvin Tomkins
Tickets are free with Admission, but seating will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, as space is limited.
If you liked the Rauschenberg retrospective at the Guggenheim a mere eight years ago, or the one currently up at the MET, (because clearly New York can’t get enough of this artist), or are thinking about Rauschenberg because you just saw the movie “Who Gets To Call It Art”, the artist will be talking with critic Calvin Tompkins this coming Sunday. Only two years ago Rauschenberg suffered from a stroke that severally limited his ability to move and talk, so it is great to see the artist is recovering.
527 West 26th Street
Feb. 4 – Mar. 4, 2006
Opening: Saturday, February 4, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Team Gallery continues to have uneven shows. I don’t know that I can recommend this exhibition since it appears to be rather pedantic, but it’s hard to know since the show hasn’t opened yet, and there is no gallery press release telling me what to think.