Woody Guthrie at the Morgan and Jonas Mekas at the Jewish Museum
Woody Guthrie: People Are the Song
The Morgan Library and Museum presents Woody Guthrie: People Are the Song, February 18 to May 22. Curated in collaboration with the Woody Guthrie Center, Woodie Guthrie publications and music historian, Bob Samtelli, the exhibit tells the story of the American troubadour and writer, Woody Guthrie, in his own words and by his own hand. On view is a wonderful collection of musical instruments, handwritten lyrics, manuscripts, photos, books, art and audiovisual media assembled from the holdings of the Woody Guthrie archives and other collections. Prominently displayed are the handwritten lyrics to This Land is Your Land, one of the most famous protest songs that Guthrie composed just a few blocks away from the Morgan in 1940. GET THE DETAILS.
Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running
The Jewish Museum (92nd and 5th) presents Jonas Mekas: The Camera was always Running, the first U.S. museum survey of the Lithuanian-born filmmaker, poet, critic and institution builder who helped who helped the avant-garde in NYC and beyond. The exhibition, from February 18 through June 5, surveys his 70-year career. It includes 11 films, photography,, previously unseen archival materials explores the breadth, impact of Mekas’ life, art legacy in the field of the moving image. GET THE DETAILS.