Dan Datlow, Director of Facilities and Security, inspecting Bernardi Roig’s The man of the light, 2005. Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent lights. Figure life size. Collection of Mirella and Dani Levinas, Washington, DC
In preparation for Bernardi Roig‘s white plaster sculptures coming to the Phillips this October, Director of Facilities and Security Dan Datlow visited the work. Leave your captions for this photo in the comments or on social media with #RoigCaptions for a chance to win two member-for-a-day passes!
Associate Registrar for Exhibitions Trish Waters gets us started with her submission: “What did I tell you? No shirt, no shoes—no service!”
**UPDATE: Congratulations to Facebook fan Maura, who wins this round with: “I didn’t know it was a Dan Flavin, I thought they were spare lights for the cafeteria.”
One of our favorite ways to shake off the Monday blues is to take a break—for art! Every first Monday of the month at 1 pm EST we facilitate a Twitter chat, called #BreakforArt, to discuss one work from the Phillips’s permanent collection. Below is some of the great discussion from our last session, which focused on Stuart Davis’s Blue Café.
Next on the docket is Georges Seurat’s Sidewalk Show on October 6. Follow us @PhillipsMuseum to join the conversation!
Some of our favorite #NeoImpressed submissions from Week 1.
Neo-Impressionist artists, like Symbolist poets and composers, sought to evoke certain moods, feelings, and experiences through their work. They utilized color, stylization, and compositional elements to create atmospheric, dreamlike worlds.
In Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities: Painting, Poetry, Music, you can create your own “dream of realities” using an in-gallery app modeled after the Neo-Impressionists’ techniques. Snap a self-portrait, pointillize it, then customize it by selecting the dot size, applying color effect, and adding your signature. Share your photo with #NeoImpressed and you might just end up starring in our blog roundup!