January 16, 2009
Well, the time has come to bid you each a fond farewell. Artistic Luxury will close its doors in Cleveland on January 18. The clock is ticking for those of you who have yet to see this exhibition. The show travels to San Francisco and then these amazing treasures will disperse back to their owners.
This exhibition has been a labor of love for me many years in the making. I am simply amazed on how this has all come together. I wanted to make an opportunity not only to highlight these three great designers, but to speak upon their rivalry, their influence, society at the turn of the 20th century and the lessons we can still learn today. I cannot believe how quickly the weeks have gone by.
There are so many to thank for this exhibition. Countless staff and volunteers at CMA, friends and colleagues around the globe, the generosity of the lenders and sponsors…the list can go on and on. But I am very grateful to all of you who have shown personal interest in Artistic Luxury. Thank you for visiting the exhibition, reading my blog and sharing your experience with others. I am honored and humbled by the many of you who thoroughly enjoyed this experience and journey.
Until next time…
Please join CMA as we transition from the Artistic Luxury blog to CMA’s Curator of African Art, Costa Petridis’ blog, Art and Power in the Cental African Savanna. A special CMA blog with insight to all of the great programming taking place is also in the works and the link will be posted to the Art & Power blog when up and running.