Delaware Art Museum’s “French Twist”

…a few highlights from the Members’ Preview Party for Delaware Art Museum’s vintage French photography exhibit.

More than 300 members and friends dressed in 1920’s era garb braved the deluge last night to view the gorgeous new Masterworks of Photography exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum!

“French Twist features 100 vintage prints from the golden age of French photography, 1910–1940.”

Details about this must see exhibit here: http://www.delart.org/french_twist

http://www.delart.org/french_twist

The Reflecting Pool

I grabbed tickets for my boyfriend and I to see the Barnes Foundation’s new location in Philadelphia last weekend for the first time. This view greeted us as we rounded the corner to enter the museum.

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© Alessandra Nicole, 2012 | All Rights Reserved

I personally had been putting a visit off because I had seen “The Art of the Steal” (a documentary that follows the struggle for control of Albert Barnes’ 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art) but curiosity and an obsession for seeing masterworks in person won out.

The Barnes collection was truly a feast for the eyes for the likes of me- walls crammed with Cézannes, Monets, Manets, Picassos, more. A beautifully produced and user-friendly free app was available to download from iTunes directly to our iPhones so we were able to embark on individual listening tours. The venue itself is marvelous for the prime piece of real estate the Foundation was able to obtain in Philly; the architecture is sleek, respectful, stylish, yet simple and intimate.

Definitely worth a trip though the consensus on museums is that such art should not be boxed up in a lump in pretty buildings but rather should be in homes and around, accessible, living amongst the people.

If you go: http://www.barnesfoundation.org