Ernesto Bazan on Cuba

Posted by on Dec 18 2012 | Other

During our visiting artist lecture series Wish You Were Here, Ernesto Bazan shared with us his professional and personal life changing experiences while in Cuba – and his new book “Al Campo“.




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Happy Birthday, Aaron Siskind

Posted by on Dec 04 2012 | Photography

On December 4th, Aaron Siskind would have been 110. Here’s a celebratory picture by the great photographer – Happy Birthday Aaron Siskind!

Aaron Siskind (American, 1903-1991) Pullman Porters ca. 1935 gelatin silver print 1969:0081:0009 Copyright Aaron Siskind Foundation

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” -Aaron Siskind




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Spirited Away at the Dryden

Posted by on Nov 20 2012 | Motion Pictures

Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece Spirited Away was Japan’s biggest-ever box office hit and a film that helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers.

Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, 10-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass whimsy, Spirited Away cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.

From our Hayao Miyazaki film series

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Votes For Women

Posted by on Nov 06 2012 | Photography

Nathan Lazarnick-Votes for Women Pilgrimage New York to DC 1913

We received these two lovely photos from our PPCM (Photographic Preservation and Collections Management) student, Meghan Shaw. Megan has been working on cataloging images here at the museum. These photographs are of a small pilgrimage from New York to Washington D.C. in the early 1900s, a great submission for election day.

Today, you have a right to vote – so head over and pull the lever for the curtain. Or, fill in the dots…

Nathan Lazarnick-Votes for Women Pilgrimage New York to DC 1913

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Hayao Miyazaki Film Series

Posted by on Nov 02 2012 | Motion Pictures


Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, perhaps the best known of the studio’s features in the United States, won the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature in 2002. In 2005 Miyazaki was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”

Studio Ghibli, founded in Tokyo in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, is one of the most successful and well-respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators, and storytellers under the revered brilliance of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli’s films have been praised for their originality, dazzling animation, and epic storytelling. The films have become a beloved part of Japanese popular culture and have garnered worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
All films dubbed in English.
Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m.
Castle in the Sky
(Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1986, 124 min. )

Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
(Kaze no Tani no Naushika, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1984, 116 min.)

Friday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m.
My Neighbor Totoro
(Tonari no Totoro, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1988, 86 min.)

Friday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m.
Spirited Away
(Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 2002, 125 min.)

Sunday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m. 
Sunday, Dec 2, 2 p.m. 
Princess Mononoke
(Mononoke-hime, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1997, 134 min.)



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