Thursday, April 7, 2016

'Edward S. Curtis and One Hundred Masterworks'

Palm Springs Art Museum is presenting the extraordinary "Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks exhibition," featuring vintage photographs that represent an important historical documentary of the Indians of North America; and "Changing the Tone: Contemporary American Indian Photographers," which showcases works by living artists of Native American heritage. The exhibitions are on view now through May 29, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

'Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective' at the de Young

"A garden is probably the most spiritual and purest of joys. It's a communion with nature and beauty in the most simple and fundamental form," said Oscar de la Renta, shortly before he passed, in 2014. Himself a talented gardener, the designer was beloved for his exceptional floral prints. Now open at the de Young Museum, Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective, is a full-bloom tribute to the dazzling career of a man who truly celebrated life. (from 7x7)."

Cynic that I am, I would add that he celebrated life among and for the wealthy and made himself very rich doing so. The exhibit celebrates the thin, the famous and those with deep, deep pocketbooks. I can assure you that nobody at the Gala wore a Mohawk hairdo. The Chairwoman of the Board of the FAMSF was ecstatic. Why have an exhibit of serious art when you can show couture for wealthy women?