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Visual Art

Do What I Want: Selections from the Arthur Russell Papers

 
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Mar 1—May 14, 2017
 
 
LOCATION:
Diker Gallery Café and Natman Room, Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
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Free
 
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The Natman Room is open to the public 9am—6:30pm daily. The Diker Gallery Café is open to the public 5:30—10pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2—5pm on the following dates: April 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27 and May 1, 3, 8 & 10.

Alternate viewing times available by appointment; contact visualart@BAM.org for further information.

 
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Opening reception on Wednesday, March 8, at 6pm

Peruse Russell’s notes and scores, listen to never-before-heard tapes, and delve deep into the electronic music pioneer’s creative process. These materials are on display for the first time to the public through the generosity of Tom Lee (Russell’s partner).

Co-organized by:
Nicole Will, independent curator
Jonathan Hiam, curator, American Music Collection and the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Agnes Gund and Toby Devan Lewis

 
 
 
On-View Hours 
 

The Natman Room is open to the public 9am—6:30pm daily. The Diker Gallery Café is open to the public 5:30—10pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2—5pm on the following dates: April 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27 and May 1, 3, 8 & 10.

Alternate viewing times available by appointment; contact visualart@BAM.org for further information.

Audio Playlist  
 

Steve Knutson of Audika Records, the label responsible for many of Russell's posthumous releases, curated a playlist to serve as a complement to the tracks available for listening in Do What I Want.

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