Met Museum Highlights 4/3/14

Qui Anxiong
New Classic of Mountains and Seas I, 2008
Woodblock print, ink on paper

Tangtan: There is a beast in the western lands with a body like a bull. Its head is connected directly to its back and its body is covered in armor-like scales. It has no feet but moves rapidly on its belly and its straight snout erupts fire. It is called "Tangtan" (Tank).
Qui Anxiong
New Classics of Mountains and Seas I, 2008
Woodblock print, ink on paper

Tingdu: There is a large beast in the deep, dark waters of the North that dives several kilometers under the ocean. Its body is black and its skin is hard. Its eyes are on the tops of the back fins Its back has holes from which small fish can leap up beyond the clouds. It is called "Tingdu" (Trident submarine).
Yang Yongliang
View of Tide, 2008
Inkjet Print

Below it are portions of Zhao Mengfu's Ten Thousand Li of Yangzi River from the Song Dynasty (1127-1279) on which it is based.
Yang Yongliang
View of Tide [Detail]
Mishka Henner
Staphorst Ammunition Depot, Overijssel, from the series Dutch Landscapes, 2011
Inkjet print

Locations important to Dutch national security were rendered into a mosaic pattern on Google Maps at the behest of the government.

Songs for My Father Mixtape

A jazz mixtape for my dad. What kind of father gives his son a Sun Ra tape when he's nine?

Horace Silver Quintet - Song for My Father
Gracan Moncur III - When
Donald Byrd - Cristo Redentor
Lee Konitz - Five, Four and Three
Duke Pearson - The Phantom
Donald Byrd - You've Been Talkin' Bout Me, Baby
Sun Ra - Angels and Demons
Yusef Lateef (R.I.P.) - First Gymnopedie
Bill Evans Trio - My Man's Gone Now
Ernie Clark - For the Grace of God
Leon Thomas - Song for My Father

Songs for My Father
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Brooklyn Museum Highlights 12/27/13

From the exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY

Dmitri Baltermants
Tchaikovsky, 1945 (Red Army seizure of Berlin)
Gelatin silver print
Vo Anh Khanh
A Cambodian guerrilla is carried to an improvised operating room ina  mangrove swamp in this Viet Cong haven on the Ca Mau Peninsula, 1970
Messenger pigeon released from a British tank, France 1918