Parties & Openings
August 23 - Hudson
BUMP At Basilica Hudson
August 23 - Becket
Jacob's Pillow Finale
August 21 - G. Barrington
VIM Carnival Gala
The Bold Ones: Celebrating Sol LeWitt at Mass MoCA
Fashion seemed to be on many peoples’ minds on Saturday at Mass MoCA’s gala opening of Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. Some guests wore bright stripes in homage to the artist, while others wore basic art-world black so as to not clash with the painted walls. Whether by accident or design, many guests coordinated with the walls, creating vibrant tableaux vivants. Everybody seemed to be wearing broad smiles, because the exhibition is daunting and delightful, extravagant and exuberant. And it can be revisited many times, for it will be on view for at least the next 25 years.
Mass MoCA director and visionary Joseph C. Thompson; Mass MoCA marketing coordinator Brittany Bishop
Sally Zunino and Jane Nichols
Marilyn Buel wore Missoni stripes because “Sol liked it,” she said; artists Gabriel Hurter and Karen Hendrickson, who helped paint portions of the exhibition.
Ben Schweizer and Jennifer Chain
Yale’s deputy provost for art Barbara Shailor and political science professor Harry Blair; John and Maureen Jerome
Michael Cohen with his grandson Hank
Writer Amanda Gordon and television director Jonathan Heidelberger; many volunteers, including Diana Nawi, a curatorial assistant and graduate student at Willliams College, wore T-shirts with a famous quotation by LeWitt: “The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.”