Week 2 Phillips Collection

Week 2 done! There’s lots of cool stuff going on. I’m really excited about the research I’ve been doing for an upcoming exhibition on Nordic art.  It feels like I’m learning more about these artists while getting faster at finding the meaningful information. Last Thursday I worked my first Phillips After 5, where the museum closes later and offers activities related to the special exhibition. The event attempts to bring in new guests and it seemed like a successful and fun way to reach out to a younger crowd. On Friday I saw the Georg Baselitz retrospective at the Hirshhorn. In my opinion, that scathing Washington Post review was right, I thought the whole show was trash. The paintings were either boring or thoughtlessly one dimensional in their anguish. I thought some of the works on paper were cool though. Anyway, over all, stuff is good.