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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

8.17.2010

Looking

 [Image via the Gibbes Museum of Art.]

Photographer Scott Henderson deserves a little extra applause for this shot taken in the Gibbes' galleries. It's not an easy thing to capture a group of museum visitors studying a painting in a way that does justice both to the art and the people. (Still love the candid Nasher image of an individual juxtaposed with Alma Thomas' lively work.) Here, the shadowed, perfectly natural forms of the young viewers are a terrific foil for the illuminated reclining figure in Childe Hassam's April (The Green Gown), 1920.

The Gibbes blog often features striking images and helpful content. Earlier this month, Pam Wall, Curator of Exhibitions for the museum, explained the two-year process leading up to a very interesting soon-to-open exhibition, Stacy Lynn Waddell: The Evidence of Things Unseen. The show opens September 3 and is the contemporary mixed-media artist's first solo museum exhibition. Just another happening to keep in mind if you plan to be in Charleston, South Carolina this fall.


[Robe, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Late 19th to early 20th century, The Textile Museum, 2005.36.31, The Megalli Collection.]

Counting down to Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats, the Textile Museum's big fall show, we're at roughly less than the two month mark. The exhibition opens to the public October 16. For more on the spectacular accompanying catalog, click here

4 comments:

little augury said...

the Hassam painting is so beautiful- thank you for sharing it. pgt

Style Court said...

Hi Gaye,

There are two fun posts related to this painting and kids over at the museum's blog. Isn't the green a terrific shade?

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I could literally eat that painting.

Karena said...

I am astounded by the beauty of the Childe Hassam work of art. Fabulous.

Karena
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