Every Friday nights it's half off at the OMCA. What a treat - art, good food and great company.
1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street for a truly Thriller-esque Halloween celebration, including local music, food, art, science, and culture! Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak beer garden. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, hands-on activities for kids, and extended OMCA Store hours. Experience the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine!
Mark your calendars. From Oct 26, 2014 - Feb 1, 2015, the Museum of Fine Art at Houston will be exhibiting Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River. This is a collection of over 50 fine works by Monet. It's a beautiful study of light and atmosphere along the Seine.
Once a year the Textile Arts Council of the Fine Arts Museum organizes a Textile Bazaar sale. This year was a gathering of beautiful booths with textiles from across the world. There were three pieces that I just had to have. The first was an alpaca shawl/scarf that felt so soft to the touch. It was handmade from Peru. The second piece I found was in a bin of vintage scarves. Upon closer inspection, there was a print of Bottega Venetta at the edging. I decided to take the Southwest pattern teal colored scarf for its bright colors and patterning. What great finds at the Textile Bazaar. I'll definitely be coming back next year.
Textile Arts Council Textile Bazaar: Treasures from Around the World
Moriarty Hall, St. Anne of the Sunset Church
1300 Funston at Judah, San Francisco
Free admission and free parking
There's another reason to visit Washington DC this winter. I didn't know this but The Philips Collection museum is America's first museum of modern art since 1921.
Currently on exhibit from now through January 11, 2015 is Neo-impressionism and the Dream of Realities.
From the website (http://www.phillipscollection.org/exhibitions):
With more than 70 paintings and works on paper this exhibition demonstrates how the Neo-Impressionists employed stylization and a deliberate orchestration of color to create landscapes and figures that went far beyond observed nature.
”Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” opens Sunday and runs through Feb. 8 at the Museum of Modern Art; moma.org.
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