John cage

Discover the groundbreaking works and innovative ideas of John Cage, the influential composer who pushed the boundaries of music. Immerse yourself in his avant-garde compositions and experience the transformative power of experimental music.
John Cage | “Mushroom Book, Plate X” (1972), lithograph, 22 1/2 x 15 inches each, Edition 51/75 | Art, Neo Dada, Design, Writing, John Cage, Artist, Music Theorist, Black Mountain, Visual Poetry

John Cage, legendary composer of experimental sounds and silence, was absolutely fascinated with mushrooms. This little-known legacy consists of his revival of the New York Mycological Society in the 1960s and his extensive fungi collection, now at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A new exhibition opened this week at the Horticultural Society of New York celebrates this overlooked side of his life.

Michelle McGrath