“Every feeling waits upon its gesture, and I had to be prepared to recognize this moment when I saw it”

“In the mid-1930s, as her writing career was just starting to take off, Eudora Welty thought she might become a photographer. As a junior publicity agent for the Works Progress Administration, she had traveled around rural Mississippi taking pictures of people coping with the Depression. In letters and while visiting New York, she lobbied publishers … read more… ““Every feeling waits upon its gesture, and I had to be prepared to recognize this moment when I saw it””

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Yvonne Jacquette: night owl

“Under New York Skies: Nocturnes by Yvonne Jacquette,” Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY. Through May 4. For 30 years, Yvonne Jacquette has made night paintings from aerial vantage points of such cities as San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, Hong Kong, and Tokyo—along with bird’s-eye views of Maine and Midwestern farmland—but her … read more… “Yvonne Jacquette: night owl”

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Carousing with the Ashcan School boys

“Life’s Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists’ Brush With Leisure, 1895-1925,” curated by James W. Tottis. New-York Historical Society, New York, NY. Through Feb. 10. Artists include Robert Henri, John Sloan, William Glackens, Everett Shinn, George Luks, George Bellows, Jerome Myers, Guy Pene du Bois, Walt Kuhn, Edward Hopper, and Rockwell Kent. “John Sloan’s New York,” Museum … read more… “Carousing with the Ashcan School boys”

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