Neighbor Roy & I attended an artists’ reception at the Tucson Museum of Art recently. Here are two items I would like to share with you.
- First, the current exhibits, taken as a whole, may be the finest our Art Museum has ever offered. These are on display through June of 2016.
- Secondly, if you go, and if you are not steeped in art history, take a guided tour of the exhibits. You will get so much more out of the experience. I know I do.
Ai WeiWei (pronounce I Way-Way) Exhibit
On the bottom level of the Museum, you will find Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads of Bronze & Gold. These are 12 large gold-gilded sculptures of the heads of the Chinese zodiac animals. Without some study or a guide tour, it is unlikely that you will know the amazing back-story of this work of fine art.
Ai Weiwei is a world-renowned contemporary Chinese artist and dissident. He was not even allowed to leave China between 2011 & 2015 because of his activism that called the world’s attention to the Chinese Communist Party’s dismal human rights record.Read More