Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SDMA

On a family visit over the Memorial Day weekend, we saw several excellent exhibits at the San Diego Museum of Art.  Quilts and Color from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is all about color and inventive designs found in the amazing early American quilts from the collection of Paul Pilgrim and Gerald Roy.  The exhibit flowed well with the curator's choice of groupings:  chromatic vibrations, mixtures, gradations, harmonies, and optical illusions.  Some striking pieces are included.  I kept returning to a number of beautiful Amish designs - simplicity and rich, harmonious color.  The one below is an example (no photos allowed in the exhibit, of course).


  
Amish quilt from Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Amish quilt from Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Also on show Brush and Ink: Chinese Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art Selected by Pan Gongkai  intended to highlight the traditional technique of brush and ink painting from the 15th century to the present.  There were serene paintings on fans and scrolls.  The SDMA has a remarkable collection of Asian art.  Contemporary Chinese artist, Pan Gonkai created 6 works for the museum which are also in the exhibit.   "Noble Virtues" (50 feet long) is a stunning painting.   To see it, and read more about Pan click this link.

Both exhibits run through September 4, 2016.

A few of my own views from our day at Balboa Park-


SDMA Balboa Park





Balboa Park





Balboa Park





Balboa Park


We had a lovely day.  Hope you had a good weekend as well!

 











3 comments:

  1. Love sharing your lovely photos and weekend update! Love, Kate

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  2. What a lovely way to spend the holiday! The exhibits sound wonderful! Thanks for the link to see Pan Gonkai's work.

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  3. Thanks for your comments, Ladies!

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