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

5.24.2013

Artful Summer

[Robert Capa, Magnum Photos, Copyright Estate of Robert Capa. 1948 photo of Francoise Gilot and Pablo Picasso in sunny Golfe-Juan, France, with Picasso's nephew, Javier Vilaro, in the background.]

As a show of appreciation, again this year The Met, LACMA, and thousands of other museums across the U.S. are offering free summer admission to active duty military personnel and their families beginning May 27, Visit Blue Star Museums for details.

[David Douglas Duncan's photograph of nine-year-old Paloma Picasso making art with common garden leaves. Visit the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin to learn more about Duncan.]

In a similar gesture of community spirit, the MFA, Boston is offering free Memorial Weekend admission to all. And while I realize it's a little early to start thinking about escaping the humidity in a cool museum auditorium -- even for Atlantans -- here's a heads up:


In celebration of the upcoming exhibition, Girl with a Pearl Earring, the High will host screenings (that's big-screen screenings) of the 2003 movie with the same name on Saturdays in June and July.
Also, our own multi-tasking David Brenneman, Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of European Art, will be joined by Petria Noble, Head of Paintings Conservation at the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, to present Investigating the Mystique: Girl with a Pearl Earring at the High on Thursday, August 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. The talk is free but tickets are required.

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