Flowers after Hours, tonight at the Museum of Art
The San Diego Art Museum opened it’s 28th Annual Art Alive exhibition today, a display of floral arrangements inspired by great works of art. Starting today and running through the weekend. At 6 p.m. they’ll be opening the doors for Flowers after Hours, a cocktail party for anyone who wants an early look at the exhibit.
I had a chance to check out the exhibit yesterday at the special viewing for members and press, and it was pretty cool. The arrangements are paired with the paintings they represent. The best of them capture the tone and mood of the original painting, preferably with a passing resemblance to the painting itself. The displays are scattered throughout the museum, including representations from old masters like El Greco to abstractions to Eastern art work. The only place where there were no flowers was the excellent Richard Avedon exhibit, which is probably for the best.
Tonight’s Cocktails and Culture party features a trunk show, champagne and appetizers for $35 (non-members price). The exhibit will be up Saturday and Sunday too, for $15. It’s worth it if art is your thing. But after Sunday, that’s it. Flowers aren’t forever, after all.