Friday, May 29, 2015

Botticelli to Braque Exhibit

We caught this exhibit with my Mom on nearly the last day; it was worth the crowds.  I got headphones for the girls so that they could look at the pieces at their own pace.  They both kept coming over to me with interest, telling me about various pieces, which was very cool. 

Coincidentally, we have been reading e.l konigsburg's "the mysterious edge of the heroic world," which addresses art that was banned by the Nazis and their persecution of both Jews and homosexuals.  Many of the artists considered "degenerate" and banned were shown in this exhibit, so it was fortuitous that we got to see the exhibit when we did.  Many interesting conversations...

My Mom with the girls

A Picasso

Elsewhere in the de Young

At the top of the de Young tower; Cal Academy in the background.

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