Friday, February 11, 2011

Andy Warhol's Mick Jagger, at the Meadows Museum beginning February 20

I know, February 20 seems like the very distant future, doesn't it? The truth is this, Shreveport-Bossier goers and doers: We have time management issues. We end up at the Roller Derby match wishing we were across town at the minicine? screening (or vice versa). We show up for Rocky Horror at the Robinson Film Center only to learn that tickets sold out two days ago. So, I thought I'd make this post on the Meadows Museum of Art's upcoming "Copley to Warhol: 200 Years of American Art Celebrating the Centennial of the New Orleans Museum" exhibit a whopping nine days in advance of the public opening, which will be Sunday, February 20, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

This traveling exhibit features 30 American paintings from the NOMA, many of which have never traveled outside of New Orleans. The list of works to be displayed makes one wonder if this is one of the best exhibits in Shreveport-Bossier history: George Inness, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Lee Krasner (!), Jacob Lawrence, Andy Warhol, and many more.

When I spoke with Meadows Museum Director Diane Dufilho about this exhibit last month, she seemed to be having an out-of-body experience just thinking of the exhibit. “It is a thrill for museum people to deal with art of this quality,” she said. “A lot of these pieces are in every art history textbook.”

Admission to the Meadows Museum is always free, and their hours of operation and more info are posted at the Shreveport Bossier Fun Guide.

I hope to see you there in nine days (also known as the distant future).

1 comment:

MMCCF said...

Click, Click. Click. for Mick & Warhol - well done Chris! pump it up!