This past weekend I had the gift of some much needed time with two old friends, we have been friends for nearly 35 years. Aside from the time we made to simply talk together, we also made time for some fun NYC plans for the weekend. At the top of the list was the Picasso Sculpture exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan (on view through February 7, 2016). I had read about it of course, but no written word could have prepared me for the expanse of the exhibition, the force of Picasso's three-dimensional works, and the genius on display. I had that rare sense I was viewing something that would live inside me for a lifetime. Here are just a few of my favorites.
As it happens, and more will be said about this elsewhere, the capital project campaign for the Newburyport Art Association's Range Light Community Sculpture Garden concluded only just ten days ago. This success, due to the hard work of so many, was achieved well before our December 31, 2015 self-imposed deadline. The achievement of raising over $125,000 for the Range Light Community Sculpture Garden is a unique feat for the NAA and ensures a permanent, beautiful space on the waterfront for annual outdoor sculpture exhibitions to be juried and curated by the NAA Curatorial Committee for the Community Sculpture Garden. Stay tuned for further details and look for the first exhibition to open in Fall 2016!
ps if you plan to be in NYC in the near future, I would also highly recommend The Gin Game with James Earl Jones and Cecily Tyson - I still have goose bumps!