18th century Erong (Coffin) - Toraja Culture, Indonesia
Through November there is a nice exhibit of photographs by Ansel Adams, Edward S. Curtis and Edward Watson (no pics allowed).
Tau-Tau (Ancestor Figure) Indonesia 1950
California Legacies - Missions and Ranchos
Marguerite by Guy Rose 1909
Ceiling of the Fluor Gallery
"Where Ends Meet: A Retrospective of Works of Nancy Ravenhall Johnson" was very entertaining.
This was my first exposure to her art.
She died from Cancer in December of 2013.
She was so versatile, I loved her creativity.
From 1987 to 2012 she worked for the Bowers starting as the Gallery Store Manager and moving up in positions to Director of Creative Design.
A must see event was "The 1968 Exhibit," a traveling show from the Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California.
A state-of-the-art, multimedia exhibit that reviews the pivotal year that striped American youth of its optimism fostering the 70's, a decade of "Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll." For me, it was less of a history lesson and more of a walk down memory lane.
Apollo 8 gives first view of the entire Earth from space
1968 milestones include: Johnny Cash performed at Folsom Prison; Assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy; Highest US death count of the Vietnam war;
The year of the Tet Offensive and the My Lai massacre; Chicago riots during the Democratic National Convention; Boeing introduces the first 747 Jumbo Jet;
Feminist demonstrations at the Miss American pageant; Black Power salute at the Olympic Games in Mexico City;
Laugh-In debuted and became the number one TV show; Star Trek airs American television's first interracial kiss; Bonnie and Clyde and The Graduate pick up Oscars.
Hair opens on Broadway; Campbell's Tomato Soup Can becomes art; Andy Warhol is shot by Valerie Solanas; Arlo Guthrie performs his 20 minute ballad Alice's Restaurant;
Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis; The Beatles release the White Album (contains the song Helter Skelter); 1st ATM is installed; 1st Big Mac goes on sale at McDonald's (only costs 49 cents); The Emergency 911 telephone service is started in the US.
There were several interactive displays including a musical quiz and the ability to create your own album cover. Everyone sat on the stool and took a face shot, I went with the peace sign.