Last Saturday I attended a symposium that opened the current exhibit, "Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence: The Sculpture of Giovan Angelo Montorsoli and His Circle." The exhibit is built around Montosoli's "John the Baptist," a terracotta statue of the saint.
I'll share a few more photos I took at the museum--indoors and out, and, ekphrastic cherita to go along with two of them.
Outside, despite the rain, it was colorful due to "The Blue Trees."
The Currier Museum of Art commissioned artist Konstantin Dimopoulos to create an environmental community art installation, The Blue Trees. With the help of community volunteers, artist Konstantin Dimopoulos temporarily transformed nearly 100 trees at the Currier and in nearby Manchester parks by coloring them with an environmentally safe pigment in a beautiful shade of blue. The Blue Trees installation helps to promote awareness of global deforestation, while enlivening the city with this dynamic community-wide art work. The Blue Trees will slowly return to their natural color over several months.By time I left the museum, the sun had come out and I was able to snap these:
Cherita © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. "Dancers" by Fernando Botero.
she danced barefoot
it was as if the earth
had sucked the blues
right out her soles
Another featured exhibit is "Ethan Murrow: Hauling."
"Woman Seated in a Chair" by Pablo Picasso and "Spindrift" by Andrew Wyeth:
Now here's a practical piece of art: "Nude Looking Back" by Dan Dailey. It's just a wee bit large for my bedside table, but I wouldn't turn it down if someone offered it to me!
Cherita © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
pile of books to be read
all the scary ones
remain at the bottom
she'll readily admit
that her funky art piece
is really a nightlight
I will probably revisit the Currier soon. I'm looking forward to being inspired!
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