All posts tagged Lynda Hartigan

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Workroom full of WOW

I first saw WOW World of WearableArt at the EMP museum in Seattle. I was blown away by the imagination and creativity of the works. It was a sensory overload …

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Launching on Google

Growing up in a small west Texas town, I didn’t have the opportunity to visit many art museums — especially not those with extensive, impressive collections, located on the East …

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Thinking about ‘The Thinker’

“This awful Thinker: seen from his left, he looks like a bird of prey contented with the vengeance he has meted out to the vile of the earth; a composition …

Cows grazing among sculptor Alexander Calder stabile structures outside his home. (Photo by Gjon Mili/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

On the road with Calder

“Wake up, Lynda, it’s time to go.” About an hour later, we’re on the road. It’s 1977 and the group includes the legendary curator (and my mentor) Walter Hopps, Jean …

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Carl Apfel turns 100

On August 4th New York City raised a glass to celebrate the 100th birthday of Carl Apfel. That name should sound familiar to those still following the rising star of …

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Art hang

Last week, my colleagues and I hit the road to install a cross-section of PEM’s finest objects at NYC’s annual Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory, a massive …

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Chatting with Akiko

“In Japan, we have a concept of abstraction. We don’t follow the beautiful contour of a woman’s body,” said Akiko Fukai, chief curator and director of the Kyoto Costume Institute, …

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Black to the future

Galleries painted, platforms placed: check Mannequins and clothes unpacked and installed: check Design and lighting effects working: check Labels produced: check Outfit for opening party selected: still thinking… We’re in …

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Dressing for the future

The main directive was to work with what you have. Look in your closet. Think monochrome.  Focus on blacks and grays. Do not grab for the pastels, patterns or the …