Founded in 1975, the Alternative Museum existed in analog form for 25 years, occupying space in New York City, presenting four to six major exhibitions per year. While I was unable to find a definitive statement to this effect at the site, it appears that the Museum has decided to move all current exhibitions to the Web, to expand its reach to millions more art patrons while still remaining true to its original mission: "providing a professional showcase for artists." At the moment, there are five current exhibitions at the site, including Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection, presenting 25 works that use tools as either subject matter, for example Bernice Abbot's photograph "Spinning Wrench," or as medium, for example, Mark Blumenstein's "Saw Bird." Other current exhibitions are Tourists on the Moon, by Yoshio Itagaki, a collection of photographs that resemble 19th-century, hand-colored tourist photographs, but that are given a 20th-century slant; I-Section: Do-It-Yourself Human Dissection, a Website by Friederike Paetzold; Between the Real and the Unreal, photographs by Simen Johan; and GenoChoice: Create Your Own Genetically Healthy Child Online! by Virgil Wong. Also available is an archive of selected past exhibitions and art depot, the online museum shop.
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