Photographer Dolores Huerta Vivo @NPG talks about her life, art, & activism this Thursday 9/28 7pm sharp

A nice little programmatic offering for Hispanic Heritage Month by the National Portrait Gallery. Curator Taina Caragol is really keeping things moving over there.  Join me?

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The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with programs to highlight and pay tribute to the invaluable contribution of Latinos to American history and culture.

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the museum features

Living Self-Portrait: Dolores Huerta

Thursday, Sept. 24, 7–8 p.m. | Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

FREE & open to the public! 

Dolores Huerta was a champion of the farm workers’ movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Hear more about her life and activism in a live interview with Taína Caragol, curator of Latino art and history at the Portrait Gallery. Huerta’s story is also told in the special exhibition “One Life: Dolores Huerta,” on view now.

La Galería Nacional de Retratos del Smithsonian celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en Washington D.C., con diversas actividades para destacar y rendir homenaje a la invaluable contribución de la comunidad latina a la historia estadounidense.

Como parte del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, el museo presenta

Retrato Vivo: Conversación con Dolores Huerta

Jueves, 24 de septiembre, 7–8 p.m. | Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

Puertas abren a las 6:30 p.m.

Evento gratis & abierto a todo el público! 

Dolores Huerta fue campeona del movimiento de los trabajadores agrícolas de los años 1960 y 1970. Conoce más sobre su vida y su rol como activista en una conversación en vivo con Taína Caragol, curadora de arte e historia latina del museo.

Dolores Huerta, Huelga, Delano CA Grape Strikes by Harvey Wilson Richards, 1965. Harvey Richards Media Archives © Paul Richards

Openings around town Labor Day Weekend: Robb Hill @ Glen Echo Photoworks; Louviere & Vanessa @Candela in Richmond

Torn I was. Between two lovers as it were. Which to attend? Louviere & Vanessa in Richmond or Robb Hill in DC?  Then the divine hand of fate intervened and will plucketh me to Nova Scotia with a friend for a last-minute road trip up the coast and I can do neither.  One must not stand in the way of divine hands. But don’t let that stop you from attending – it is just the beginning of some excellent Autumnal programing.

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from Louviere & Vanessa’s Resonantia series

in Richmond-town we have an exciting exhibit by my good friends, husband and wife Louviere & Vanessa, who present their Resonantia series inspired by sound. Like everything they do, it is some crazy idea that only they could cerebalize and turn into beautiful prints.

Louviere + Vanessa will transform Candela Books + Gallery into an immersive, multi-sensory environment, incorporating animated vinyl record, film, and abstract photographs. Their new series,Resonantia is a reflection of their extensive exploration through a multitude of media, blurring the line between sight and sound.

Resonantia encompasses 12 photographs that pointedly capture the changes in traveling compression waves, depicting the 12 basal notes of music. Their evolving concept of crossing the sensory barrier further led to the conversion of photographs into otherworldly soundscapes. Louviere + Vanessa’s multidisciplinary approach came full circle by re-visualizing all 12 photo-tones in the form of spectrograms. This artistic fusion encourages visitors to reconsider the experimental possibilities between sound and photography and to reflect on the transformation of the normally invisible.

Their harmonic exploration across photography and music translates into audible imagery that unifies the visceral senses of the time-based medium sound and the space-based form of photography.”

The Comprehensive Consumed in Le Monde Diplomatique


So there I am minding my own business when an email pops up from Bruno.  Turns out he is the art director at Le Monde Diplomatique, which is a French issue oriented publication that goes out to people who like to read more than 140 characters at a time, which is simultaneously old-school and refreshing.  So he’d like to run a portfolio of Consumed in their issue dealing with global food production.  We talk and work out a deal. A few days later Bruno comes back to me and asks, “Do you have images of a poultry farm.” Why yes, I do.  I actually do not show all the images from my projects on my website, so I have a lot of stuff in the archive.  Another few days, “Do you happen to have any images from a slaughterhouse?”  Why yes, I do.  Long story short, Diplomatique has just published the most comprehensive array of images I produced for Consumed ever, and I am very pleased that the images have been combined with (I am assuming) cogent dialogue on the serious issue of food production and consumption.  Oh, and how did he find my work? Turns out he found me on the PhotoNola website from a 2008 posting when I won a portfolio review prize.  So you just never know . . . Mercî Le Monde Diplomatique, and thanks PhotoNOLA!


A Chicken in Love, Athens, Ohio © Susana Raab 2015

A Chicken in Love, Athens, Ohio © Susana Raab 2015

A Chicken in Love, Athens, Ohio © Susana Raab 2015

MIgrants in Immokalee, Florida © Susana Raab 2015



Migrants in Immokalee © Susana Raab 2015


Poultry Farm, DelMarVa Peninsula


Sonic Drive-In, Oxford, Mississippi Migrants in Immokalee © Susana Raab 2015


Ronald McDonald Migrants in Immokalee © Susana Raab 2015


The Chicken’s Dilemna © Susana Raab 2015


Pleasant Meats, Athens, Ohio


Pepsi Bottle, Portsmouth, Ohio


Dixie Cup Flag, Mississippi © Susana Raab 2015


Super Soda Metropolis, Illinois © Susana Raab 2015


America’s Favorite Clown, Athens, Ohio


Tofu-Dog, Playboy Playmate © Susana Raab 2015


Too Long at the Fair, McArthur, Ohio © Susana Raab

Starry Heavens: A Game for One Ruler and Several Silent Players Interview with Designers Nathalie Pozzi and Eric Zimmerman

June 27, 2015 - A performance of the kinetic game and art installation,

A performance of the kinetic game and art installation, “Starry Heavens” by Eric Zimmerman and Nathalie Pozzi in the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
Photo © Susana Raab 2015

The starry heavens above, the moral law within.

– epitaph of Immanuel Kant

June 27, 2015 - A performance of the kinetic game and art installation,

Eric Zimmerman in the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
Photo © Susana Raab 2015

Nathalie Pozzi and Eric Zimmerman have cool jobs.  Nathalie is an architect and Eric is an interactive game designer and professor at NYU.  When Eric contacted me to ask if I would shoot their interactive game at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on June 27 my answer was an emphatic yes. Eric did a good job of explaining what they were planning to do, but I still had no idea how this was going to manifest. This is the kind of job I love.

After I had the experience of photographing this game installation, I was so impressed by the performance I asked Nathalie and Eric if they would do a Q&A. They kindly said yes, and here it is, along with some photographs from the event.

LU: In June Smithsonian American Art Museum hosted your interactive game, Starry Heavens at American Art in the Kogod Courtyard, which is a beautiful skylit air-conditioned venue in the middle of downtown.  It brought together a lot of strangers into a symbiotic space and created interaction, connection and touch among disparate groups of people.  Your day jobs are related but different: architect and professor of game design. How did this collaboration come about and how does it relate to your day jobs?

E: Our collaboration came about a bit unintentionally. I had designed a sport for the Come Out & Play Festival of street games and at the last-minute, I asked Nathalie for help with the final installation. We really enjoyed working together, which led to our first collaborative project: Sixteen Tons, an installation for the Art History of Games Conference in Atlanta.

N: I see our work together within a shared context of design. As an architect I always combined more traditional projects (I’m renovating a house on the Alps) with projects that are related to temporary installations or artworks (I often assist artists in the installation of their projects). Eric also makes a wide variety of games – some more traditional, some more experimental. So working on these large-scale game installations is very much integrated into our ongoing design thinking.

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 LU: What was Starry Heavens’ genesis and previous iterations? 

N: The first version of Starry Heavens was commissioned by Kill Screen for an event at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 2011. We installed it in the MoMA sculpture garden, in front of a 2-story glass window facade. That version of the project used ten helium-filled meteorological balloons as the “floating” element. We have also shown the work at the Play Publik festival in Berlin and the Playful Arts festival in Den Bosch, Netherlands.

 E: From the start, Starry Heavens was intended for a party or social event. The game design reflects this: there is no start or end to the game, so people can enter and leave as they wish. Starry Heavens works with as few as 6 or 7 people, but it really scales well up to 30 or 40 players at once. We also like the way that the game draws a crowd – people learn by watching and then gradually can decide to enter the game and play.

“The game is a kind of moral fable” – Eric Zimmerman

June 27, 2015 - A performance of the kinetic game and art installation,

LU: And the giant white balloon? how did you come up with that? Did you get any feedback on that? Its too bad it was only up a few days. 

N: The idea of a “Starry Heavens” that floats above the players is an important part of the space design. In the past, we used large helium-filled weather balloons for this element. But given that Helium is a non renewable resource, and some of the limitations of using giant helium balloons in the past, we decided on a different approach for the Smithsonian. The white “curve” is a cold air inflated, suspended structure that we designed specifically for the Kogod Courtyard with Erik van Dongen at Air Design and designer Clara Ranenfir. We think it is a good improvement from a technical and space design point of view.

 June 27, 2015 - A performance of the kinetic game and art installation,

LU: What was the idea behind the nomenclature: ruler, banish? the kant quote: the moral law within?

E: The title of the project is a reference to Kant’s epitaph: “The starry heavens above, the moral law within.” The game is a kind of moral fable.

The central player – the Ruler – commands all of the other players, telling them how and where to move. These players must work with and against each other to overthrow the Ruler, who stands at the center pulling down the central balloon.

But the Ruler’s desire to reach skyward feels meaningless and absurd, and ultimately distracts from the unruly subjects.

Starry Heavens is a kind of abstract political cartoon in the form of a game.

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 LU: How was your experience exhibiting at American Art compared to other productions of your interactive experiences? audience, etc.

 N: In the past, Starry Heavens has generally been played outdoors at night. The Kogod Courtyard, although indoors, has many qualities of an outdoor space. It is an incredibly beautiful setting that had a strong influence on defining the new inflatable element. We are very grateful to the American Art Museum for supporting this new version of the work – they pushed us conceptually and technically to evolve the work to a new place.

E: The audience was also incredibly diverse! We haven’t had a situation with such a great mix of players – young children, college students, older adults – all playing together.

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LU: What is your goal in creating this work?

 N: As designers, we like the idea of responding to a specific space and context. Each time we exhibit Starry Heavens there are new considerations in terms of design, audience, and installation. For me, working with these changing constraints are what keep the project interesting.

E: I love inventing new ways for people to play. Working with Nathalie lets me design games for spaces and contexts where people don’t normally encounter games. And hopefully they interact in ways that would never happen otherwise.


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And how does its practice jive with your day job?

 E: We both have independent design practices – making videogames and tabletop games (for me) and designing buildings, furniture, and objects (for Nathalie). The work that we do together is a kind of design research – because there are less commercial constraints, we are freed to do stranger and more unusual work. And we continue to learn from each other on each project we make together.

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LU: What are you two working on next, do you have any upcoming events?

E: We are in fact working on a concept for a new project.

N: But that’s not very helpful – sorry! We can’t say too much about it since it is in the very early stages, but… we do know it would take over several rooms of a building and the working title is “Waiting Rooms.” Hopefully there will be more to say in the months to come!

June 27, 2015 - A performance of the kinetic game and art installation,

Fiber Artist Grethe Wittrock Studio Visit: from Denmark to DC

Artist Grethe Witthrock's Northeast Washington Studio. © Susana Raab 2015

Artist Grethe Witthrock’s Northeast Washington Studio.
© Susana Raab 2015

I had the pleasure of photographing Danish fiber artist Grethe Wittrock‘s work in advance of her solo show Grethe Wittrock: Nordic Currents at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts September 12, 2015 – January 31, 2016.

As a photographer, people often make the mistake of thinking the only thing I appreciate and study is photography and documentary photography at that.  Nothing could be further from the truth, I am most inspired by painting, nature, literature and music and appreciate art in all its forms.  I’m also very interested in why people make art, how they sustain their practice, and what inspires them.  I was quite taken with Grethe’s work. She recently moved to DC from Denmark for her husband’s work, and has already set up shop in the fabulous Okie Street artist studios in NE, one of the rapidly changing areas in DC.

Grethe Wittrock's space in the Okie Street artist studios. © Susana Raab 2015

Grethe Wittrock’s space in the Okie Street artist studios.
© Susana Raab 2015

I asked Grethe if she’d do a Q&A in advance of her show, and despite her busy schedule she agreed.

Artist Grethe Witthrock's Northeast Washington Studio. © Susana Raab 2015

Artist Grethe Witthrock’s Northeast Washington Studio.
© Susana Raab 2015

LU: Please tell us a bit about your work.

GW: Over the years, I became fascinated with the interplay of the sea, the sky, the wind, the birds, and the sails. Since Denmark is surrounded by these elements and I walk along the shores, I observed all these things. I wanted to incorporate them in my art. So I created large bird wing sculptures, created in weather beaten used sails, which I cut, painted and sculpted.

LU: Did you always know you wanted to pursue an artistic career; how did that come about?

GW: No, actually I wanted to become an archaeologist, maybe that’s where my love for stones and earth and structures in nature comes from.

I guess I could have chosen to become a ceramicist as well, but ended choosing to apply to get into the textile department at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen back in 1987.

© Susana Raab 2015

© Susana Raab 2015

LU: Why fiber arts? How did working with sailcloth come about?

GW: Because I could work with structures, layers, surface changes and imitate the wonders I saw in nature, for example the lime grass at the coast.

In 2008/2009 I worked for 2 years creating a large expensive gold wall hanging in a small studio next to Empire State Building. The photographer, Finn Føns, a Danish photographer living in New York, took the official photo of the gold wall hanging. When I visited his home, I saw his large photos of the Danish trainee vessel Georg Stage, with its enormous sails.

I immediately got struck by the beauty and rawness of these sails and felt it would be the right medium for me to work in for my next project. I needed a more raw and tough material after the years with extremely fine gold threads and delicate handwork.

Detail: Grethe Wittrock's fiber art. © Susana Raab 2015

Detail: Grethe Wittrock’s fiber art.
© Susana Raab 2015

LU: what is it you hope to achieve through your work?

GW: To succeed in combining rawness with poetry.

Artist Grethe Witthrocke's work in her Northeast Washington Studio. © Susana Raab 2015

Artist Grethe Witthrocke’s work in her Northeast Washington Studio.
© Susana Raab 2015

LU: Your pieces have a beautiful sculptural quality to them – what are your sources of inspiration? sculpture? Painting? books? music?

GW: One of my inspirations is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci ”The Annunciation” where the angel is kneeling in front of the Virgin Mary-and the interesting thing is that the wing of the angel is an anatomic correct imitation of a bird wing. I have had that painting in mind many times when sculpting the bird-wing-sculptures.

LU: How do you find yourself in Washington and how is the exhibit? Are there many spaces for artists back home?

GW: I moved to Washington in January 2015 because my husband got a job as senior advisor on climate and energy at the Danish Embassy, and it was a great chance for me to get closer to the American audience, and a big chance for me to show my work in a museum.

Yes, there are many fine exhibition spaces in Denmark, but the commercial galleries hesitate to take a chance on that area, where they consider my works belong, somewhere between art, craft and design. America is much more open for fiber art, there are a much wider audience and awareness and appreciation of the medium in the states.

Thank you Grethe! I wish you much success for your show! See more of Grethe’s work at

Artist Grethe Witthrocke's work in her Northeast Washington Studio. © Susana Raab 2015

Artist Grethe Witthrocke’s work in her Northeast Washington Studio.
© Susana Raab 2015

Maysles Film Festival @ National Gallery of Art in DC All Summer Long! @ngadc

My cup runneth over. Who needs that vote, when at least they are taxing us and giving us a Maysles Brother Filmfest.  All. Summer. Long. In the cool, hallowed halls of the National Gallery of Art, or more specifically the movie theater. Because who needs to be outside in the middle of the day in a DC summer. Am I right here?

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the oeuvre of the dynamic fraternal documentary duo, they are so much more than Grey Gardens, the documentary regarding reclusive mentally ill wasps related to Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy (I know you might be thinking that reclusive mentally-ill wasp is a redundant statement, and I left out alcoholic, but hey, I’m trying to cut down on the personal disclosures labelling.)

Here’s the 411. Also, of course, I was exaggerating that I would prefer a filmfest to my constitutionally mandated vote in Congress.  Oh, to have one’s cake and eat it too:

Maysles Films Inc.: Performing Vérité

July 5–August 2

Albert Maysles (1926–2015) and his brother David (1931–1987) expanded the artistic possibilities for direct cinema by espousing “the eye of the poet” as a factor in shooting and editing cinéma vérité. Their trademark approach — capturing action spontaneously and avoiding a point of view — became, for a time, the very definition of documentary. This series focuses on their interest in art and performance and includes several screenings in original 16mm format. It is presented as a tribute to Albert Maysles, who died in March, 2015. Al often visited the National Gallery of Art; his wife Gillian Walker was the daughter of former Gallery director John Walker. Special thanks to Jake Perlin and Rebekah Maysles.

Albert Maysles (far right) and David Maysles during the production of Salesman, 1968
courtesy Maysles Films Inc.

  • Soldiers of Music — Rostropovich Returns to Russia
    July 5 at 4:00
    West Building Lecture Hall

    In 1990, Albert Maysles accompanied cellist and National Symphony Orchestra conductor Mstislav Rostropovich and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya to their native Russia, their first trip in the course of a long exile. Soldiers of Music chronicles this historic reunion, as the couple is treated to a passionate, poignant homecoming. (Albert Maysles, Susan Froemke, Peter Gelb, and Bob Eisenhardt, 1991, 88 minutes)

  • Horowitz Plays Mozart preceded by Anastasia
    July 10 at 2:00
    West Building Lecture Hall

    Horowitz Plays Mozart documents a legendary moment in the life of pianist Vladimir Horowitz: his first studio recording with a symphony orchestra in more than thirty years. He agreed to record with Milan’s La Scala Philharmonic but refused to allow any rehearsals to be filmed, until the very last one. (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Susan Froemke, and Charlotte Zwerin, 1987, 50 minutes)

    Anastasia, created at the height of the Cold War for the 1960s NBC news program Update — was an early Maysles work-for-hire about the dancer Anastasia Stevens, the only American in the Bolshoi Ballet. (1962, 8 minutes)

  • Meet Marlon Brando preceded by Salvador Dalí’s Fantastic Dream
    July 11 at 2:00
    West Building Lecture Hall

    Meet Marlon Brando captures the actor at age forty, confronting journalists (in both English and French) with his typical wit and charisma on the subject of a new film project. (1965, 29 minutes)

    Dalí worked briefly to publicize the New York release of Richard Fleischer’s 1966 Fantastic Voyage. His campaign was documented by the Maysles brothers, then edited into the short subject Salvador Dalí’s Fantastic Dream (complete with cameo appearance from Raquel Welch, the artist’s muse at the time). (1966, 8 minutes)

  • Jessye Norman Sings Carmen preceded by Orson Welles in Spain
    July 11 at 3:00
    West Building Lecture Hall

    Jessye Norman Sings Carmen is a gripping vérité study of the famous dramatic soprano’s approach to mastering Bizet’s heroine in recording sessions with Seiji Ozawa and the Orchestre National de France. Musical segments include performances of three arias and the great duets between Carmen and Don José (Neil Shicoff). (Albert Maysles and Susan Froemke, 1989, 57 minutes)

    Orson Welles in Spain catches the famous director pitching his ideas for an unusual film on a bullfighter. In classic fashion, the garrulous Welles pontificates on the art of the bullfight and on the state of the cinema. (1966, 10 minutes)

  • What’s Happening! The Beatles in the USA
    July 12 at 4:00
    West Building Lecture Hall

    The Maysleses’ freewheeling account of the Fab Four’s first visit to the United States in February 1964 follows their historic tour for five days — from the riotous JFK airport reception to candid moments inside the Plaza Hotel to their historic Ed Sullivan Show appearance. (1964, 81 minutes)

  • The Gates preceded by Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece
    July 19 at 4:00
    West Building Lecture Hall

    Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Gates — twenty-three miles of orange fabric-strewn arches positioned in Central Park — were on view in February 2005 for a fleeting sixteen days. As the grandest public art project in Manhattan’s history, The Gates required twenty-five years to steer through the New York bureaucracy. The final product thrilled the world. Quipped Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “I’ve never understood why anybody was against it.” (Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Matthew Prinzing, 2007, 87 minutes)

    Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece documents the artist’s 1965 performance at Carnegie Hall, with Ono sitting motionless on the stage as audience members were invited to come forward and cut away bits of her clothing. (1965, 8 minutes)

  • Sally Gross: The Pleasure of Stillness
    July 23 at 3:00
    West Building Lecture Hall

    New York choreographer Sally Gross — a former Judson Dance Theater member who was cast by Robert Frank in Pull My Daisy — is the subject of Maysles’s film on her stillflourishing career. The title echoes Gross’s work of the same name, which emerged from a Buddhist practice and her own peaceful center. (Albert Maysles and Kristen Nutile, 2007, 58 minutes)

  • Christo in Paris
    July 24 at 2:00
    West Building Lecture Hall

    Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s first urban wrapping was the medieval Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris and site of the two artists’ courtship. While relating their love story, Christo in Paris also chronicles Christo’s flight from his family home in Bulgaria. (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Deborah Dickson, and Susan Froemke, 1990, 58 minutes)

  • With Love from Truman followed by Accent on the Offbeat
    July 26 at 4:00
    West Building Lecture Hall

    Truman Capote reveals his personal thoughts on his book In Cold Blood, in a new genre he dubbed the nonfiction novel, “turning reality into art.” (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, 1966, 29 minutes).

    In Accent on the Offbeat a dance and music collaboration unfolds at the New York City Ballet, with original choreography by Peter Martins and musical score by Wynton Marsalis. (Albert Maysles, Susan Froemke, and Deborah Dickson, 1994, 56 minutes)

  • Grey Gardens
    August 1 at 1:00
    East Building Large Auditorium

    The now-famous aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Edith Ewing Bouvier and Edie Bouvier Beale, lived out their lives in a ramshackle Long Island estate. In 1975, while preparing for a film on Lee Radziwill, Albert and David Maysles arrived at the Beale household and at once became immersed in the lives of its extraordinary inhabitants. Criticized at first for exploiting the two women, Grey Gardens is now hailed as one of the greatest nonfiction works of the twentieth century. “So many people in other ways have had more successful lives. But who among their neighbors would ever be as successful a character in a movie as these two women?” — Albert Maysles. (Albert Maysles and David Maysles, 1976, 95 minutes)

  • Salesman
    August 1 at 3:00
    East Building Large Auditorium

    Four average American men making a marginal living by hawking bibles in working-class neighborhoods are the subjects of the Maysleses’ beautifully crafted feature documentary — a masterwork of American nonfiction. As the film progresses, it becomes apparent that one of the four, Paul Brennan, has lost his knack to make the pitch and perform, and the camera tracks this apparent crisis. Albert and David Maysles traveled with the team of four, befriended them, and remained in touch for many years. (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, 1968, 91 minutes)

  • Gimme Shelter
    August 2 at 4:00
    East Building Large Auditorium

    David and Albert Maysles’s footage from the last of the epic 1960s rock ’n’ roll concerts symbolized the demise of the era’s counterculture and, as Pauline Kael cynically noted, “hit the cinema vérité jackpot.” As the concert — which featured, among others, the Grateful Dead, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and the Rolling Stones — was winding down, the infamous murder of Meredith Hunter was inadvertently captured on camera. “We structured our film around what actually happened; what came out was a surprise to us as well” — Albert Maysles. (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, 1970, 71 minutes)

Internship opportunities available at The Contemporary in Baltimore, MD: Go For It!

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Shite. I just got this announcement or I would have posted sooner.  Totally unacceptable to have 24 hours to do an ap. HOWEVER that said, Deanna Haggag, the Director of The Contemporary in Baltimore has been attracting notice. And it is not your usual museum. It does not collect work so there’s that and is more experiential is my feeling though I have not attended any of the programming so can’t speak to experience.

But what can I say is interning in a museum is a great way to acquaint yourself to the wonderful world of the arts and cultural heritage and I highly recommend it.  You’d be in Baltimore and they don’t call it Charm City for naught.

Good luck.

Online application here.


 The internship provides an opportunity for individuals to learn about the operation of a nomadic, non-collecting museum focused on site-specific and subject-oriented projects in Baltimore. Interns will work closely with our small staff to carry out projects and facilitate our Speaker Series that brings internationally-recognized artists, critics, and art professionals to Baltimore. Interns are responsible for producing an issue of our annual intern publication, Scroll. The Contemporary offers each intern a stipend. Additionally, academic credit may be arranged with the intern’s college/university– student status, however, is not a prerequisite for consideration.