(Note the “r” in scrum, if you would.) Oh baby, our de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park was all a twitter this morning during the uncrating of Whistler’s Mother - she just came in all the way from France. (This painting makes it to our neck of the woods less often than King Tut, so this is a big deal – we’re lucky to have it.)
The famous image (the fourth most-recognized painting in the world – can you name others?) will star in Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay. That big exhibit kicks off May 22nd, 2010.
It was quite the media circus. See?
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But let’s start at the beginning.
Here’s the big box it was shipped in:
It’s a living:
And here she is, up on the wall.
This big show opens soon, right?
Arrangement in Gray and Black is the official title:
See you there!
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