In a phone call from London, the exhibit's curator revealed some details of the museum's planned Patti Smith show, which will be a tribute to Smith's close friend, the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
New York is unapologetic and doesn't wait for anyone. It's a city that creates and a city that happens. New York doesn't need anything or anyone and perhaps that's exactly why you still crave it so much, because of it's idyllic unattainability.
The Rust Belt landscape shoves you. If a suburb in Florida serves to take the edge off, Cleveland cuts you into corners. And depending on your poison, this can be a good thing, especially if you are an artist.