A few weeks ago, I was invited to a media preview for @colamuseum's exhibit, Henri Matisse: Jazz & Poetry on Paper, and I cannot wait to see it again because I absolutely did not get my fill today. It's beautifully curated, and paired with a dusting of jazz music on the overhead as you drift from room to room. The exhibit is sectioned to represent collections from his four artist's books, which illuminate his interests in printmaking and illustration. It bore surreal tones of graphic design as we know it today, but told through a feat of gorgeous visual art. I highly recommend seeing it. Member's opening night is tomorrow, and it will be on view for the public from September 15th - January 15th. Thank you to Milena Engh and the CMA for the invitation. It completely made my day. Picture of Matisse by Henri Cartier-Bresson in Vence, France 1944.
I don't have any of my pictures on this phone from visiting New York a few years ago, but I wanted to take a moment to remember the families and victims of 9/11. It was such a devastating and peculiar thing to have watched on the news the first thing that morning in history class. I was just barely 11, trying to comprehend exactly what was happening to our country, watching unsightly newsreels on television, sneaking away to the bathroom to cry because I couldn't believe that what I was seeing was real. Now we have another kind of devastation wracking our land and its people. I know these things will never stop, but neither, I hope, will our natural human resilience. #NeverForget