The DART Board: 01.02.2019

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday January 2, 2019

The first DART Board of 2019 is a hybrid: introducing the winners of the last Book Prize Contest of 2018, ahead of must-see museum shows soon to close.

Here’s the summary:
In the past the Book Prize Contest has involved identifying, from a photo of mine, “Where in New York Am I?” Info 
But this one is different. It invites DART subscribers to create a Brief History of the Three-word Greeting.
Tell me: where did these salutations originate:
Hello, Hello, Hello
‘Ang on, ‘Ang on, ‘Ang on
All Right, All Right, All Right
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
The best way to be the winner a copy of a brand new, hot off the press, on a truck heading to the office as I type, volume of AI37, or AP34, is to amaze me with your creativity, wit, and intelligence.
So do it with your friends and colleagues! Have fun with it! Send it off and pop a cork!

And the first winner is: Amy Johnson, of Bend, Oregon, who will receive her choice of AI37, or AP34.
Amy’s answers:

Hello! Hello! Hello! = Thomas Edison
‘Ang on, ‘Ang on, ‘Ang on = Arrested Development
All Right, All Right, All Right = Matthew McConaughey
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah = New York

Honors also go to Antonio Cafarelli, of Kent, CT, whose answers are:
Hello, Hello, Hello
originates from an immigrant who only new how to say one word in English!
‘Ang on, ‘Ang on, ‘Ang on
originates from the song titled “On and on and on” by ABBA!
All Right, All Right, All Right
originates from the film Dazed & Confused with Matthew McConaughey. It is 3 because 4 would have been too much!
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
originates from a naughty phone sex calling line; there were actually more “Yeah’s” which have been erased!


Eugène Delacroix, The Women of Algiers in their Apartment, 1834

Now for the list of must-see museum shows closing soon:

Closing January 6
This exhibition of the 19th-century French painter — the first major North American retrospective of his art — set attendance records at the Louvre in Paris.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY Info

Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography
Down These Mean Streets explores the work of ten photographers—Manuel Acevedo, Oscar Castillo, Frank Espada, Anthony Hernandez, Perla de Leon, Hiram Maristany, Ruben Ochoa, John Valadez, Winston Vargas, and Camilo José Vergara—who were driven to document and reflect on the declining state of American cities during the 1950s through the 1970s.
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY Info

© Anthony Hernandez, from Los Angeles Public Transit Areas, 1975

Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy
This timely exhibit features 70 works — half done by those who believed the public’s version of events at face value and the other half made by people who bought into conspiracy theories. The works, which range from painting and sculpture to photography, video and installations from 1969 to 2016, reveal uncomfortable truths about society, no matter which side they represent.
The Met Breuer, 945 Madison Avenue, NY, NY Info

Closing January 13

The first major exhibition displaying art and culture by the Armenian people over 14 centuries is coming to The Met. With about 140 objects, including gilded items, illuminated manuscripts, textiles, cross stones, printed books and more, the new exhibit shows how the Armenians made Christianity their own, which connected their widespread communities, according to The Met. Just about every item in the exhibit is on display in the U.S. for the first time.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY Info

Right: Workshop of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux: Why Born A Slave! (Also known as La négresse: Pourquoi! Naître esclave!), 1872 cast terracotta

Closing February 10
Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today

An exploration of how the depiction of black models in art, specifically black women, changed in the context of societal changes with respect to racial, social and political thought.
Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, 615 West 129th Street, NY, NY Info

Closing March 3

Martha Rosler: Irrespective
See more than five decades of Rosler's work, from installations and photography to sculpture and video, that touch on and confront political matters of her time including gender roles, war, gentrification, inequality and labor. Her work is known for its intellectual rigor and sharp wit, according to the museum. 
The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY Info
Closing March 31

Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection
Feminist artists speak their truths through more than 100 works that touch on political and social issues, including those from Guerrilla Girls, Wendy Red Star, Andy Warhol and Beverly Buchanan. The works are said to be “radical and inspiring” because they advocate for their creators’ beliefs, communities and hopes for equality amid opposition.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY Info

Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again
A major retrospective of the American icon, the first in the U.S. since 1989, is also the largest single-artist exhibit to be mounted at the Whitney’s new location.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 92 Gansevoort Street, NY, NY Info



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