Friday evenings, from 6-9pm, the Whitney Museum of American Art has pay as you wish admission prices. It was the perfect opportunity for me to check out the Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era exhibit. I was expecting to see some unusual art and was impressed by the variety of art, which included paintings, photos, posters, music, sculpture, light displays, videos, and films. Organized by Tate Liverpool, the must-see exhibit showed the relation between the emergence of psychedelic art and the social changes and will run until September 16, 2007.
The Whitney also had an exhibititon titled Profiling. It featured two giant screens that used automated systems to track your movements and uses them to explore the ideas of surveliance, protection, privacy, and identity. It was quite unusual and very entertaining. Profiling will run until September 9, 2007.
Another great exhibit, which ended yesterday, was Taryn Simon: An Amercian Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar. This project featured photos and explanations of shrewd information which evoked the viewers’ curiosities.
To find out more about these exhibits, visit www.whitney.org or the museum at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street in NYC.