Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lyonel Feininger at the Whitney One More Week!

The Whitney Museum of American Art is showcasing a New York born artist that moved to Germany and was a leading force in German Expressionism and the Bauhaus. Lyonel Feininger spent fifty years of his life in Germany before the Nazi's dislike of Modern Art made him come home to the Big Apple. Feininger started out as a Cartoonist before taking his characters to new places with Cubism and other forms of Expressionism. This retrospective is all encompassing. Its not just the paintings he is none for of architecture, street scenes and fractured seascapes. Here there are beautiful examples in watercolor and oil, and small wood block prints made of the tops of Cigar boxes when painting supplies became scarce during the war. Along with a small group of the early cartoons. Also a room full of hand-carved wooden figures and buildings, little sculptures of his world, his city, only known as City at the Edge of the World. Now for a small fee one can drift into this world uptown on 75Th Street.

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75Th Street
New York, NY 10021
General Information: (212) 570-3600

General admission: $18
Ages 19–25: $12
Ages 62 and over: $12
Full-time students: $12
Ages 18 and under: FREE
Admission is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6–9 pm

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