Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ruby (Red) Tuesday



I have something very special for today's Ruby Tuesday post.

P.S. 1
is an internationally renowned museum devoted to contemporary art. It is known for its avant-garde exhibits and for leading the alternative space movement. Artists collaborate with the administrators, and some have studio space on site. It was once an public school but today P.S. 1 is affiliated with MoMA, but has a much looser, crazier feel. Somehow P.S. 1 has managed to stay creative even as it has gained fame and become part of the established art world.

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Notice the repetition of columns all around this corner of the building. It is said an unidentified sculpture resides here.

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Public School No. 1 (c. 1910)

The RED brick caught my eye. The architectural detail is exquisite. The detail of each of the 3 floors of the building is different. When it was a public school there were separate entrances for Girls and Boys on opposite sides of the building.

The P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center which is a couple of blocks away has an exhibition running right now called That Was Then...This Is Now featuring spectacular pieces including Leo Villareal’s new LED Flag installed in the P.S.1 elevator; Apolitico, an expansive outdoor flag installation by Wilfredo Prieto; Cannone Semovente, a monumental sculpture by the late Italian artist Pino Pascali; and Lawrence Weiner’s Milk and Honey, which evokes a sensuous and ephemeral dream. This group exhibition is inspired by the artistic and socio-political climate of the late 1960s, and features artists united by the desire to mobilize art as a means of change. Divided into three iconographic themes—Flags, Weapons, and Dreams—That Was Then…This Is Now places these representations as central to artists’ collective aspiration towards progress.




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56 comments:

Leora said...

Lovely American architecture. Interesting about the separate entrances for boys and girls. They don't have ornamentation like that anymore.

I have a Ruby Tuesday posted scheduled for tomorrow morning... (I guess you'll put up the Mr. Linky thinga majiggy on Tuesday morning?)

For The People said...

That is really nice!

the teach said...

Leora, thanks for reminding me about Mr. Linky! :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's a beautiful building and looks like it was very expensive to build way back when. It was a school? REALLY!?

ellen b said...

What a fabulous building and how cool that it is ruby! :0)
I love the architectural details.

me ann my camera said...

The mention of the separate entrances bring back memories. While attending highschool we had a door for boys and a door for girsl. Beautiful building! Lovely soft reds.

Sue said...

Where is the building located? It looks very familiar. Maybe it just reminds me of a building in a similar style from the same era in Pittsburgh.

WillThink4Wine said...

I love the older buildings, they just don't know how to build anything with character anymore. The 150 year old house I grew up in was built waaaay beter than my house which was built in 1994.

shutterhappyjenn said...

I love the columns in the building! It did give a great dramatic feel!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Love the buildings. Please stop by and pick up a few things I have for you...thanks

Leslie said...

I've just been introduced to Ruby Tuesday so have put up my first post. :)

Ralph said...

Not all the art here is inside this graceful building. As in my Ruby post last week, I like classic buildings clad in red stone. Nice!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Cool old building.

I am playing again this week with a red flower.

Elise O. said...

I hadn't heard of Ruby Tuesday until today.. this is cool. Of course, I just realized that it's not Tuesday... huh.

- Elise

napaboaniya said...

Lovely red architectural building. The exhibit "That Was Then...This Is Now" should be real interesting. Did you view it?

I can't help noticing the yellow traffic light hanging so high up :P We don't have those in Singapore.

Happy Ruby Tuesday mary!!

Roger said...

Thats a beautiful building Mary, good Ruby Tuesday!

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Another Ruby Tuesday - w00t!

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marcia said...

I dearly love red brick the design detail as you say is is exquisite. I like the different roof lines too
Yes, these old buildings seem to have been made by true craftsman that I am not sure still exist

BNS said...

What an elegant old building. I love it.

Bobbie

Michelle said...

I love old buildings..so much character that we no longer build..

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I love the last detailed shot. Red brick! Why didn't I think of that?!!

Raven said...

What wonderful shots of a beautiful building. I like old red brick buildings like this. Wonderful photos of the detail on the building.

DrillerAA said...

Very nice work. As an architect, I just love these classic pieces of architecture.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Have a great RT.

Ladynred said...

These are nice buildings Mary!

Askew To You said...

Great choice for Ruby Tuesday. It's a beautiful building and I'll be heading over to check out that exhibit link next. Thanks!

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Carletta said...

They ceetainly don't build them like that anymore!
Gorgeous!

Greyscale Territory said...

Indeed your architecture is very interesting! Great choice! I too look for interesting detail! And thisone is a winner! Love the column effects. What a school it must have been!

The Urban Buddha said...

Great ruby architecture! It's a wonderful building!
Ruby details in my ruby-ish Buddha Cave ;o)

Kerslyn@lifeinasnapshot said...

Really beautiful structure and the architectural details are awesome!

Sanni said...

Those photos are gorgeous! I absolutely love the red brick and all the details.

My 2nd entry is up on my photoblog. Special thanks for the warm welcome the commenters gave me last week - welcome back any time!

Have a great RUBY Tuesday!

Sassy Mama Bear said...

The building is phenomenal and you took some outstanding photos of it. Brick almost has the same coloring of our state rock, red granite.

jientje said...

This is very different than weuropean architecture!!
Brick walls are ruby too, why didn't I think of that before?
Mine is up now too, see you!

Odat said...

You always have such interesting photos! That is a good looking building!
Peace

Star8278 said...

Great meme! Mind if I join!
My first is up. A little red watermelon!

Dianne said...

the old schools in NYC are among the most beautiful buildings!!

there's a school in Brooklyn that has an incredible arched entrance, and also the boy and girl entrances.

the photo of the columns is magnificent Mary!!

Debbie said...

I've got a shiny red firetruck.
Happy Ruby Tuesday!!!

Babs (Beetle) said...

What a lovely building! I love red brick :O)

Ivanhoe said...

The detail is just amazing. They don't build them like this anymore...
Have a great Tuesday, teach!

Bond said...

Very cool building..

I am up

Eve said...

What a beautiful old building. Very interesting history lesson today. =)

Lois Grebowski said...

Love the bas relief at the top. They just don't build like that anymore.

Hubby took a pic this weekend that is perfect for Ruby Tuesday, so I posted it for ya!

hugs!
:-D)

For The People said...

Finally, I am up!

Jim said...

Hey Mary, I do leave comments. I got interrupted by the phone while doing 'Chuck's.'
Nice to check on you, Happy R(R)T!
I like the NYC Museums, we try to hit one every time we come. Of course we have the BEST here in Houston, just not so many.
(Yahoo Maps did find 448 actual public museums and art galleries
http://local.yahoo.com/results?p=museums&csz=77001
within 50 miles of the Houston Post Office)

I have WW up for today and tomorrow, it once had a red surrounding but is all brown itself, no red. And a few Colorado traveling picturesare on the other blog.
I've been terribly busy, still am.
:-)
..

juliana said...

well that's an impressive building and great for the project.

Lew said...

They don't built schools like that anymore. It's nice to see that it still is in use. Very nice phot story.

Mo said...

Love the architecture (and your new boardwalk header!) but wouldn't have guessed this building housed contemporary art!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Hi sweetie. Have a great day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Patti said...

Hi Mary, I posted finally!

Beautiful building you photographed. I love the architecture. We have a lot of old buildings like that here in Connecticut.


Have a great Ruby Tuesday.

Sue said...

Awesome shots!

quilly said...

I love the red of that brick! Buildings aren't built like that any more. It wasn't just a roof and walls, it was art.

I hope you don't mind but I just signed up for my first Ruby Tuesday. It is only noon here and still early in the day ...

Tere {Blessings in Life} said...

Beautiful architectural designs. Mine's up here:
http://www.chartherct.com/2008/07/23/kfcs-strawberry-drink-coke/

Becky and Gary said...

Beautiful red brick buildings. This Red color you don't see very much anymore. Great RT post.

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Mimi Lenox said...

Separate entrances for boys and girls. (every teacher's dream...) That's the ticket!

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

A VERY impressive building! Now that I know you are running this Ruby Tuesday meme/challenge, I will have to watch for interesting red things to photograph. One comes to mind right now, so I think I will have an entry for next week... if only I can fit in the posting of it, lol. So much to do, so little time.

ilanadavita said...

Great set of photos. Beautiful red.