A Good Cleaning
An art conservator works at the Phoenix Art Museum to clean dust from Cornelia Parker’s Mass (Colder, Darker Matter).
Diana and a Hound, 1925, Paul Manship
I have a massive art crush on Diana sculptures and have yet to see one that hasn’t charmed me. I also have a massive art crush on Paul Manship. So a Manship Diana? Heaven!
Gymnastics & Aviation: An Artistic Combination
We visited Venice, Italy, during our summer 2011 European vacation. The Venice Biennale was happening, which highlighted international art in venues across the city. At the U.S. pavilion, sponsored by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, we saw this amazing piece, Body in Flight. It featured a gymnast using two airline seats like a pommel horse and balance beam. What a fabulous idea! An artistic take on a commercial object! But, it was live! It was a thrill to watch.
Here’s more information on this piece: http://www.imamuseum.org/venice/about/exhibition/body-in-flight-delta
From the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in DC. This piece is by Roxy Paine and called Graft.
From the 2010 preview week prior to the official opening of the MFA’s new Art of the Americas Wing. The museum recently raised enough money to buy the green Chihuly icicle.
This is one of a series of shots I took in Philadelphia at probably the neatest gallery I have ever been to - Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens on South Street. I highly recommend a visit if you’re ever in Philly.
The entire space is a land lot in which the artist Isaiah Zagar has created a mosaic (both indoors and out) that is breathtaking. Check out the site: http://www.phillymagicgardens.org