The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ current exhibit is titled Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss and the Cycle of Life. It was shown once at the Munch Museum in Oslo and is now on display at the VMFA for its only U.S. exhibition. The exhibit runs through February 20th. I recently sat down to discuss the show with Deborah Solomon, author and art critic for WNYC in New York, who is currently writing Jasper Johns’ biography.
Large contemporary art museums are great places to view and learn about art and artists. But don’t forget about the art museums and galleries hosted at a college or university. These exhibit spaces are more likely to expand your interest on a particular idea or social issue -- providing new information and insight during your visit.
The Community Idea Stations hosts seasonal interns to assist with the organization's digital initiatives. The internship provides students an opportunity to learn about the public broadcasting world, while helping to further our nonprofit mission to educate, entertain and inspire. The following post is a reflection from our high school intern KeAnna Anglin on the VMFA’s Kehinde Wiley exhibit A New Republic.
Whenever I pick up a brush and begin to mix watercolor pigment on a palette, any stress I had prior to sitting down at my art table subside almost immediately. I benefit directly from what I perceive to be the therapeutic nature of painting. Simply put, I paint for me.