A Little Culture
Yesterday, the Mister and I had the amazing opportunity to attend an art exhibition at Little’s school. Little is blessed to attend a magnet school for the arts, which means that in addition to what (at least so far) seems to be a challenging academic curriculum, the school also offers serious instruction in the arts. Little had four pieces in the show, which included works by sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. All were selected by Ms. M, the art teacher, who spent the summer studying at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and enjoyed her December vacation, studying in Italy. She is inspiring her students (and their parents!). Knowing that I won’t be leaving for Italy anytime soon, I thought instead I’d like to see what exhibitions are on deck for this spring in our neck of the woods. Perhaps if you live in the area or are traveling this way, you might want to stop in, as well.
The Mint Museum in Charlotte is offering Chanel: Designs for the Modern Woman this spring.The Mint has more than 50 pieces from the legendary designer in its permanent collection; many are “the gift of a Palm Beach Lady.” Really, I can’t wait to see!
Speaking of Coco, who could resist this glamorous shot included in the exhibition Henri Cartier Bresson: The Modern Century, which will be featured through May at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta? The more I blog, the more interested I am in photography, and I think this retrospective of Bresson’s work from the 1930s will be fascinating. Organized by MoMA, the exhibition will move to New York later this spring.
I have to admit that I haven’t visited Chattanooga in years and years, but from what I hear, this is a Southern city that has transformed itself, and one of its gems is the Hunter Museum of Art. The Hunter will be highlighting the exhibition Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color. And I’m thinking a weekend get-away to Chattanooga, (including, of course, a stay on the Choo Choo) could be just the (ahem) ticket!
Right around the corner, our own Greenville County Museum of Art will feature Agnes Richmond: American Impressionist this spring. The GCMA has long been on the art lover’s list of must-sees for its incredible collection of Andrew Wyeths as well as its enormous collection of works by South Carolina native son Jasper Johns, but the museum’s temporary exhibitions shouldn’t be overlooked.
The exhibition I’m most excited about seeing this spring, though is Mary Whyte: Working South, also on view at the Greenville museum. After watching the CBS Sunday Morning interview with Ms. Whyte, I believe you’ll see why. It’s a little more than seven minutes long, but I promise it’s more than worth it.
Do you have an exhibition or gallery opening on your calendar for the new year?