Philadelphia

THE PROM – MEDIA PREVIEW – BEHIND THE SCENES

Thursday I was invited to the press preview for “Prom” Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark. The exhibit is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, Julien Levy Gallery at Fairmount and Pennsylvania Aves. It opens on July 1. (Happy Birthday Mom!!) Even though I’ve been doing this for a year, it’s always fun to see the elements that go on at this press previews. To watch the writers at work, to see their minds work, to catch a glimpse at their angle. My angle is observing them.
Timothy Rub, The George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art discusses the inspiration behind Mary Ellen Mark’s work which explores the many facets of American culture. The Prom, she captured the quintessential adolescent experience,. Depicting youth at the outset of the 21st century, Prom presents 60 black and white photographs of teens in festive dress at their most anticipated event of the year.
Norman Keyes, Jr, Director of Communications, Peter D. Barberie to the position of Curator of Photographs, guest. Note the guys have Boutonnieres on.

Most artist choose one photo over another when they created their exhibition. No doubt something has caught Hadas Kuznits interest.
Interesting choice of a prom dress
He thinks that the odds are in his favor he’ll get lucky on prom night! What do you think?
Gail Harrity President and Chief Operating Officer The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Then we all went off to the cafeteria for a light lunch of tea sandwiches & a discussion on everything art & culture. I enjoy these outings to chat with my peers in the media, our in depth conversation about art and if “Magic Mike” denigrates men. Seems some of the male reporters don’t see the irony in the movie and are very sensitive to it. Stop by