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Why I Hate Humans of New York

I, like many other people, almost five million other people in fact, follow the very popular photo blog Humans of New York on Facebook.  For those who are unfamiliar, the blog features stunning portraits of 5,000 New Yorkers by photographer … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Museum Exhibition: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Situated on the first floor of the Brooklyn Museum, Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties serves to paint a rich picture of the Civil Rights movement through the display of mixed media of black artists of the era.  … Continue reading

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Rothko in Mad Men

Mad Men is a period piece television series that takes place from the 1950s to the 1970s that tells the stories of the employees of an advertising agency and weaves in historical events, politics, and trends of the era.  In … Continue reading

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Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party and The Fight for Feminine Representation and Reclamation

Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party (1974—1979) is often referred to as one of the most significant icons of the American feminist movement of the 1970s.  Now a part of the Brooklyn Museum’s permanent collection in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center … Continue reading

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Looking Past the Good Humor of a Good Humor Bar

With the ending of World War II came a new and renewed sense of patriotism, as well as an overall economic boost, leading to the domestic industrialization of commodity production, an expanding consumer market, and a desire for material goods … Continue reading

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The Dichotomy of A-Political Art and Social Politics of the 50s

The politics and changing social norms of the 1950s influenced contemporary art of the time.  The Cold War left Americans with a revitalized sense of consumerism and patriotism– an influence that greatly affected art.  A major aspect of the art … Continue reading

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