For those of you who are interested, the Seattle Art Museum is having a special exhibition of a rare collection of modern art from the Kroller-Muller Museum in Holland. It runs through September 12th and will only show in two locations in the US: Seattle and Atlanta. The title is:
"Van Gogh to Mondrian: Modern Art from the Kröller-Müller Museum"
And here is the URL to the announcement:
Sounds great, Cathye. Thanks for the tip. I going to check it out since I'll be up there later this summer!
We all know about van Gogh, but Mondrian was also an interesting fellow too. He hated the color green and felt it was impossible to duplicate nature on the canvas, despised those who tried. He died at the height of his popularity.
I just love Mondrian's work, especially the transatlantic paintings. The SAM is a wonderful place to view art. My MIL lives in Bremerton and each time I visit her (which is as often as possible, since we are such good friends), I take the ferry over to Seattle for at least two days of running around and culture. A few years back, I had the pleasure of seeing the Da Vinci exhibit there. It was sponsored by Bill Gates and was focused on his original manuscripts around optics, astronomy, physics, and mathematics. It was really stunning.
Seattle also has some wonderful modernist furniture shops, most located near the Ferry landing.
Yes, I know about Seattle. Lot's of MCM architecture too.
You should check out Portland. Lot's of art in the Pearl District, along with DWR, Hive Modern and several other MCM shops. For a primer of things, check out http://www.portlandmodern.com . Eventually, Bob-who runs the site, will have more event info.
I have my HS reunion in Bellingham, just north of Seattle, in a few weeks. I'll be checking out the Van Gogh to Mondrian exhibit in Seattle.
On the topic of art, I enjoyed the latest EN story. The industrial exhibit has inspired me to create something like that for my home!
Thanks for the Portland link. Nice site and interesting information. I worked in Portland for a couple of years in the mid 1970's, living in Vancouver, WA. It is nice to see that the modernist movement is alive and well up there.
Glad you liked the art article.