PAINTING THE BLUES
Picasso painted the blues, but the Whitney’s newly opened “Blues for Smoke” exhibition (through April 28) is inspired by those who have sung the blues. This interdisciplinary exhibition is where art and cover art converge, showcasing the genre’s aesthetic as more than just music. Explore the overall creative sensibility of the blues and its avant-garde angles with works from more than 40 artists, spanning from the 1950s to the present. Taking its title from a 1960 solo album by jazz pianist Jaki Byard, the show features events, screenings, and of course, performances.
Blues for Smoke