The Red Flower - Joseph Stella
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Friday was a preview for members of the museum. My wife and I took advantage of the smaller crowd at the preview and went to see the exhibit. It is outstanding. If you live within 100 miles of the museum, it is well worth the drive. The cost to view the exhibit for non members is $8.00, It is eight dollars well spent. The exhibit features works from Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse, and Cezanne. All of the works are from the collection of the late William S. Paley, founder of CBS. Here are a few other works that caught my eye.
The Architect's Table - Pablo Picasso
The Musketeer - Henri Matisse
Sand Storm - Agnes Pelton
One of the unique things about this exhibit is that photography is allowed. No flash photography is ever allowed in the museum, and often times no photography of any kind is permitted. Since I was not sure about the restrictions, I only took my point and shoot camera. I do intend to return to the museum very soon and take my DSLR to capture some better images of this wonderful exhibit. There are a few sculptures in the exhibit as well, but my photos were not good enough to publish. I'll fix that when I return. Again, if you are in the area, make this exhibit a must see. The museum provides IPod touches with audio descriptions of many of the works. It really adds to the enjoyment of the tour. Happy Ruby Tuesday all.