I finally caught up with it over the weekend and if you haven't yet I highly recommend you do so while you still have the chance.
Encompassing more than 30 works in three rooms on the Brooks' lower level, these sculptures and prints from still-living artist
"The Family," a 1969 sculptural installation commissioned by the Brooks and brought out of storage, acts as a de facto entry point for the exhibit; it's not the first work encountered, but it's where your eye will be drawn as you enter. A neon-inflected Pop Art take on the Holy Family, it's irreverent from a distance, but sincere feeling blooms the longer you linger.
And Marisol's take on Americana is particularly striking and lively, from sardonic takes on American masculinity in near life-sized interpretations of "John Wayne" and "LBJ" to the moving wooden tableau of "The Funeral." The latter depicts the funeral procession of
As part of "Marisol"'s closing week, the Brooks will host a lecture Thursday night (
In some ways similar -- works of wooden sculpture -- is a pair of exhibits of late regional artist
Song of the Day: Maybe "Modern Art," a 2005 track from British band Art Brut, isn't the only song about having a transportive experience at a museum or art gallery, but it's the only one I can think of. "So I'm in the Tate/And I'm looking at a Hockney/And, wow, there's something amazing about that blue/It makes me want to step outside/I want to loosen my tie/Sweet Jesus," frontman
Final Rec: Minglewood Hall hasn't announced it yet, but yesterday hip-hop duo Run the Jewels --
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