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

3.07.2011

Local Scenery

 [A great little bench at Providence. Click to enlarge. Photo my own.]  

Weekend rain foiled my plans to get out and make a short Kate Headley-inspired video of local shop windows transitioning for spring. I do, though, like how in this shot the paint spatters on the floor at Providence kind of resemble fresh garden clippings. (If you squint.)  With the topiary as my other cue, I'm segueing to Cheekwood news and avoiding the temptation to mention Daniela Kamiliotis' wonderful paint-splattered studio again or link to Jackson Pollock.

[Hans Hofmann, Fermented Soil 1965, oil. Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.]

Tickets are on sale now for Highballs and Hydrangeas, the special Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art April event featuring jazz among the flowers. Before Nashville's stately English-inspired limestone house opened to the public, it was a family home decorated by Albert Hadley's former boss, A. Herbert Rodgers. When Hadley was a junior assistant, he delivered a table there and, according to his biography,  saw his first taffeta curtains.

Also, Modern Masters opens at Cheekwood in less than two weeks on March 19. Highlighting works by Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Josef Albers, and others, the exhibition explores American art in the mid-twentieth century.

 [Martine's Legs, 1967, Henri Cartier-Bresson,

This is further down the road, but Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present is coming to the Birmingham Museum of Art June 26. Photography-related past post: Observers and Collectors.

3 comments:

Terry said...

Hooray for Providence and especially paint spattered floors.

The Devoted Classicist said...

Although it is not a house museum in the sense that it is not furnished as a home, Cheekwood is a glorious house well worth a visit, even just for the architecture and the landscape setting, both by Bryant Fleming.

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