What a day! Last week the gallery took a group of enthusiastic art-lovers on a trip to New York as part of the lecture/trip series titled 2+2: The Talk of New York. The weather was perfect, the shows were phenomenal and the group was great!
We visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the show, Cezanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant Garde. What a stunning collection of important works of art, and an interesting lesson on how art dealers influence the market for art and truly make an artist’s career. Vollard was a force in the art world and his incredible influence can be seen in this exhibition.
We also visited the Whitney Museum of American Art for the opening day of their show, Picasso and American Art. A visual overload of mostly large-scale works by Picasso and some of the American artists whose work he influenced. The comparions to Picasso’s work are at times obvious, and other times subtle and quite interesting.
Did you miss out on our first lecture and trip? Don’t worry – there’s another one coming soon! Wednesday, November 1st we will host our second lecture in the gallery focusing on contemporary art. The following week on Thursday, November 9th we will have our second bus trip to New York to visit the Modern Museum of Art. There are still open seats for both the lecture and the trip.