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Pablo Picasso, Marie-ThérÃ¨se avec une guirlande (1937), Gagosian Gallery
- Canadians who care about preserving the arts funding they have should vote strategically today to prevent the Conservative Party’s Steven Harper from winning a majority. As a Canadian who has lived outside of the country for more than five years I can’t vote, but I deeply care about these election results. Make your vote count.
This weekend: New York Gallery Week! This means scads of openings, free events and programs. I’m looking forward to the Hilary Harnischfeger talk at Rachel Uffner Gallery May 7th (1:00 – 2:00 pm), New Directions in Curatorial Models at Sean Kelly Gallery (even though none of the panelists have been announced), May 7th (3:00 -5:00 pm) and Paper Monument‘s discussion of “the art assignment” at Rachel Uffner. May 8th (4:00 – 6:00 pm).
- At the request of its visitors, the Aldritch launches a portraiture show, and the results are traditional. No Facebook or cell phone pictures, complains Martha Schwendener for The Times, but apparently there’s enough good art in the show to warrant a trip.
- Everyone and their dog is talking about that Gagosian Picasso and Marie-ThérÃ¨se show. I’m putting it on this week’s to-see list, but enough with the “museum quality show at no cost” story. This is just another way not to talk about the art.