By Daniel Corey
I still have a lot of NAMM coverage to get through, but I’m taking a small pause from the music to bring you a culture-centric post.
Also, isn’t that banner photo awful nice? I did that.
Anyway, I headed downtown today to spend the afternoon writing at the Central Library, and, on a whim, decided to pop by MOCA: the Museum of Contemporary Art. Turns out, it was Free Museum Day. They told me that at the box office, and were shocked when I politely replied that I had already made up my mind to visit, whether I had to pay or not. It was quite the scene.
The special exhibit running at MOCA was titled With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1983.
Hey! Look, now: anything can be interesting if you give it a chance. I don’t normally care much for quilts, but I decided to be open-minded. This was to be an adventure, after all.
My tolerance paid off: the whole thing was quite nice. Though I never quite got where the With Pleasure business came from.
First, I perused the general collection, and saw some nice things…
Then, it was on to the quilts!
Well, it wasn’t really quilt-quilts, like patterned blankets that some nice relative made for you, but…okay, I had no idea, either. Here’s the exhibit sign to explain it all.
Really, though, it was a lot of nice and colorful art.
On my way out, I created a lovely piece of digital art by taking and editing this photo…
And — try to contain your jealousy — at the end of the day, I stopped by The Last Bookstore and picked up a copy of the Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome soundtrack on vinyl for $7.99. Listening to it now. Sounds great!
More about MOCA at their homepage: https://www.moca.org
Find The Last Bookstore online here: http://lastbookstorela.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiA66_xBRBhEiwAhrMuLZON7hNJzDpntCLczHBi8EZ3S1aG48H6yxJPGJdR8vJg0CyoZx22WBoCC0oQAvD_BwE
Buy Tina Turner’s albums on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/tina-turner/488075
Maurice Jarre on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/maurice-jarre/178411
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/mad-max-beyond-thunderdome/id282583141
More cultural insights on the way, DangerKatts! Stay tuned!