The nice folks at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University are offering 2 tickets (regular adult admission is $16) to see the Joan Miró exhibition there to lucky readers of The Five Points Star. Here’s the contest: The Star loves description. Many editors have tried to tame her adjective-knobbed sentences to no avail. The greatest among them was forced to retreat from the rule of one adjective only and NO adverbs…almost whimpering, he said, OK, pick three out of the five. All right! With three adjectives you can build a dimensional view.
SO, use the comment function to send me your best descriptors of Miro’s work. You may write a complete sentence, or not, but you must poetically place three descriptors together. Anyone who can successfully get five into the line-up goes to the top of the pile. The Star will choose the two most vivid entries. Winners will pick up their tickets at the museum desk. You must include your name and your email address along with your entry. (I will not publish your email address.) Have fun! Contest ends at noon, Monday, January 19, 2015. The two winners will be notified that night.
In case you’ve been hibernating, here’s the basic info:
“Miró: The Experience of Seeing” at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University—now in the final weeks.
The Nasher Museum is the only East Coast venue for this presentation of the final 20 years of Spanish-born artist Joan Miró’s career. The exhibition features more than 50 masterpieces, some of them more than 6 feet tall. All of the art is on loan from the Reina Sofia Museum in Spain. The exhibition is on view through Feb. 22, 2015.
Plan your visit around Spanish wine tastings and other special Miró-related activities:http://nasher.duke.edu/calendar/?type=miro
Before you go: Watch the 30-minute public television documentary about the Miró exhibition on UNC-TV: http://www.unctv.org/content/miro
More information: nasher.duke.edu/miro.
I’ll admit I wasn’t aware that Miro was also known for his sculptures. When I saw them for the first time, I realized they weren’t grotesque but rather a simple collection of orphaned elements merged to become these outlandish beauties, all of which I want to stand in my yard:)
It was a dark and stormy night — the kind of night I had to escape, which drove me to escape, into the arms of a bright and placid Miró exhibit, each piece composed of individual elements that would be negligibly meritorious on their own account, but were somehow (por arte de magia?) blended, harmonized and elevated into a whole that was not only beautiful, but veritably (if inexplicably) transcendent — unlike the night, which was dark and stormy.
Vibrant, nebulous, hypnagogic