Day: April 17, 2020

Ruth Orkin in group show at The National Gallery of Art

Photo copyright Ruth Orkin NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART THE CITY – opened February 20, 2020 American Art, 1900–1950: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Towering skyscrapers, massive steel bridges, and the hubbub of city streets captivated artists working in the first half of the twentieth century. Roaming the rapidly changing urban environment, …

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I Love the Upper West Side – April 2020

Nice mention of Ruth’s window photographs which were the subjects of two books A WORLD THROUGH MY WINDOW and MORE PICTURES FROM MY WINDOW. Ruth Orkin shooting from the window, 1978 copyright Jerry LaPlante   ILOVETHEUPPERWESTSIDE.COM Looking Out With A Camera – I Love The Upper West Side In ordinary …

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PROOF: Photography in the Age of the Contact Sheet

PROOF: PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE AGE OF THE CONTACT SHEET exhibition opened on February 7, 2020 at the Cleveland Art Museum. The exhibition includes Ruth Orkin’s American Girl in Italy proof sheet as an oversize wall graphic and in the exhibition, and Morris Engel’s sequence from “Little Fugitive”. www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/

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Ruth Orkin in group show at the Tampa Museum of Art

Modern Women: Modern Vision Works from the Bank of America Collection On view February 20 through May 24, 2020 George Washington Bridge, Riverside Dr. & 179th Street, Manhattan, 1936 Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991), Gelatin silver print. 9 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches. Bank of America Collection. Since photography’s inception in …

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Marion Anderson exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

Marion Anderson exhibition from June 28, 2019 – May 17, 2020 at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. “One Life: Marian Anderson” shifts the attention from Anderson’s historic 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to under explored moments in the contralto’s career. The exhibition examines the …

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Mary Engel in segment on WNYC – ALL OF IT 3/30/19

            I was on the radio briefly today on WNYC’s “ALL OF IT” hosted by Allison Stewart, as they were doing a segment on women traveling alone. I called in to discuss Ruth’s travels and “American Girl in Italy”. I am on from 20:50 – …

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