[Ellsworth Kelly, Sunflower, 1957. Watercolor on paper.
Private collection © Ellsworth Kelly.]
For the third year in a row, I'm happy to post a bit of info about the Blue Star Museums initiative. Across the U.S., more than 1,500 museums -- stretching from MoMA on the East Coast to LACMA on the West Coast -- are joining forces with the Department of Defense and the National Endowment for the Arts, offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012.
Shown above is one of roughly 80 works on paper included in the upcoming show, Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings, at the Met, another Blue Star museum. As mentioned a while back, this exhibition is a monumental retrospective of Kelly's less-well-known drawings of leaves, flowers, and plants, and opens June 5. For a complete list of all participating museums, see the Blue Star map.