Although the heat in Colorado has been, in general, hot enough to tan the polar bears at the Denver Zoo, summer is nearly over and the children are or will soon be, back in school. Hopefully, they are in air conditioned classrooms, since heat is not really conducive to learning. But…the thing is…the kids are back in school! So what’s a parent to do with all the free time that is now on their hands? Time to check out two of the exhibits in the museums around town, my favorite pastime. Here the short list:
Frohawk Two Feathers: We Buy Gold, We Buy Everything, We Sell Souls – MCA Denver – Through September 9, 2012
This exhibit is running through September 9th at MCA Denver. Going to the beautifully eclectic MCA Denver is a crisp vacation in itself, and in addition, Frohawk Two Feathers provides an excellent reason to go. The exhibit title is enough to get a parent out of the house with a destination other than King Soopers.
Frohawk Two Feathers is the pseudonym of Umar Rashid, an L.A based artist with a rather quirky sense of history, or rather the fictionalization of history. More than 20 paintings, sculpture, and works on paper are on display, narrating his vision of Frengland, the fictional combination of England and France. The art allow the visitor to experience the life and times of the Frenglish; their traditions, culture, leaders and taboos. This exhibit demands willful suspension of disbelief, which is just what is necessary for a brief respite from the realities of our world. Think politics.
Now Boarding – Denver Art Museum – Through October 7, 2012
Denver International Airport has integrated art into the public spaces of the terminal. Within the Teflon coated walls, artists have left their treasures for the traveling public. Visually stunning, with its soaring white towers of canvas, DIA is a fitting example of the world of flight, and is rightfully showcased in the exhibit currently featured at the Denver Art Museum. Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight affords travelers a view of airports and their design through models, animation, digital art, photographs and other media. DIA is one of the airports showcased in addition to five others designed by Denver-based Fentress Architects: South Korea’s Incheon International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Mineta San Jose International Airport, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport. Now Boarding will be on view through October 7, 2012.
Next week, two more exhibits will be featured. Leave the office and/or the housework for one afternoon and check out these exhibits. Summer is almost over, and the kids will be home from school by 3. You still have time for yourself. Enjoy!