Sue Ahn, The Luncheon of the TPC party (detail), 2014, color pencil
We are in the midst of installing this year’s James McLaughlin Memorial Staff show, but here’s a sneak peek. Can you guess which painting from our collection inspired Museum Assistant Sue Ahn’s own work at left?
It’s Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s painting, Luncheon of the Boating Party!
The 2014 James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show will be on view December 16, 2014 through January 19, 2015. The show features artwork from Phillips Collection staff.
See behind the scenes of the making of Diocco, an original mural painted for the Phillips by Senegalese artists Muhsana Ali, Fodé Camara, Viyé Diba, and Piniang (Ibrahima Niang). Of the process, Muhsana Ali says, “we started feeding off of each other’s ideas and energy, and the idea of this collaboration between—or relationship between—the United States and Africa started coming through in many different ways.”
We love how creative Instagrammers have been getting when snapping photos of Bernardi Roig’s sculptures inside and outside of the museum. Here are some of our favorites.
Unique angles of Bernardi Roig’s sculpture An Illuminated Head for Blinky P. (The Gun), 2010 from (left) @catbradley and (right) @pootie_ting
Roig’s The Man of the Light (2005) as seen by instagrammers (left) @vajiajia and (right) @frisbeejackson
These two instagrammers caught almost the exact same image in reverse (top: @zlexi, bottom: @katemartian)
Roig’s Acteón (2005) from below (photo: @lgomez66) and above (photo: @vajiajia)