These are the exhibits I’ve been to so far in 2013 – not bad considering it is only February 8. As is my fashion, I went to a few of these close to or on closing weekend, so you may have missed out.
- Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection – This was so much fun. I hadn’t remembered about her wardrobe of pins; most of them are costume jewelry, not fine jewelry at all. The exhibit is over, but there is a book about the collection with some great stories.
- Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars – So pretty and shiny! I saw this closing weekend, and it was packed.
- Giant Robot Biennale 3 – Yeah, you missed this one too. I love this show; I’ve been to all three and they are full of originality, creativity, and fun. If you haven’t been to the JANM before, you really need to check out their ongoing exhibit on the history of Japanese Americans, Common Ground: The Heart of Community.
- Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and his Legacy – Stunning work; the curators did a great job of telling the story of Caravaggio and how deep his influence went. The show closes this weekend and will be crowded, so get there early.
- Stanley Kubrick – True confession: While I respect and admire the work of Kubrick, I’m not really a fan of his films (with the exception of Dr. Strangelove. which I adore). I went to this show primarily because I am always interested in the process of creativity and how an artist puts together the pieces to create a work of art. It’s particularly fascinating in film, since the process is so complicated and requires so many people. My favorite part of the exhibit is the large case of photo lenses and the rare photos of his first job as a photographer for Look magazine. There’s still plenty of time to make it to the museum for this show; it is open until June 30, 2013.