The Upper East Side’s Whitney Museum of American Art is the current home to exhibit “Blues for Smoke” (until April 28th). Labeled as an exhibit that explores the blues beyond its musical roots, this mixed media experience takes advantage of all senses to illustrate the period of the blues as more than a thing– but a more visceral feeling.
From miniature train sets to an adult red playhouse chapel, this exhibit really was a great contemporary art experience. For those who may not be a fan of the musicality of the blues, this exhibit does a good job of illustrating the emotions and sentiments of the blues through other media such as film, sculpture, and paintings.
This exhibit includes the work of Beauford Delaney, Kerry James Marshall and David Hammons.