I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Fotografiska

We received complimentary tickets to Fotografiska for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own. 

What: Fotogtafiska 

Where: 281 Park Ave. S. 
            New York, NY

Who: Teens and Up

Fotografiska is not just a photography museum where you can go and look at pretty pictures. There are plenty of beautiful colorful pictures to see within the various exhibits at the museum. However, there is much more to it than that. This is a museum full of photographs that will make you think about the kind of world you live in and the kind of world you want to live in. Current exhibits include Andres Serrano's Infamous, an exploration of racism, which includes photographs of racist artifacts, and Martin Schoeller's Death Row Exonerees, which explores the stories of former death row inmates who would have been executed for crimes they didn't commit if it weren't for last-minute exonerations. The latter exhibit includes not only photographs but also videos of the subjects telling their own stories in their own words. It also includes the outline on the floor of the actual size of a death row inmate's cell giving the viewer a small stark glimpse into what the life of a death row prisoner is really like. 

Of course, not all the exhibits at the museum are as dark. There is also Naima Green's Brief & Drenching, a series of inclusive portraits of individuals and groups focusing on queer womxn, trans, non-binary, and non-gender-conforming people of all shapes and sizes. These portraits show that it takes all types of people to make up a community, it is not just made up of the types of people you find in fashion magazines. There is also Sarah Cooper & Nina Gorter's Between These Folded Walls Utopia, an exhibit that portrays various women as goddesses and includes the most colorful photographs in the museum.

Fotografiska is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Timed tickets are available at a cost of $24.00, $14.00 for students, seniors, and military personnel. Mask-wearing and social distancing are required throughout the museum, and your temperature will be taken upon entry. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.fotografiska.com/nyc.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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