Diana, her friend Pat and The SC continued the “Denver Discoveries Series” on a rainy late afternoon, visiting the Denver Art Museum to view Nick Cave: Sojourn HERE, “a multi-sensory, immersive installation that transports visitors to a magical world of color, texture, sound, and movement.”
Nick Cave is a fabric sculptor, dancer and performance artist, and his work is fascinating and innovative. His use of found objects and buttons threw me into a state of pure bliss, and though photographs were not allowed inside the exhibit, I threw my hands up on the wall at its entrance in celebration of this artist’s glorious explosion of creativity.
The rain only enhanced my anticipation, as we walked the sidewalk (runway) located at the back of the Hamilton Building, which is the relatively new addition to the Denver Art Museum. My estate sale umbrella had its first outing, purchased impulsively for one dollar just weeks ago. It provided a momentary “hat frame” when tilted backwards, with its neutral canopy and brightly colored border.
The silver metallic exterior of the museum plays nicely with my estate sale silver metallic bag. The exterior surface of the museum was the inspiration for my outfit of the day, having walked past it en route to the food trucks in my post of last week.
Red, White and Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design HERE is an exhibit that I look forward to visiting in the near future!
Wearing Minneapolis while viewing Denver! This photo was taken on the bridge between the original museum and the Hamilton addition, with a view of the Denver Public Library HERE in the background. The SC is wearing a Diane von Furstenberg silk dress with geometric pattern purchased at Fashion Avenue HERE, a Minneapolis consignment store, and a similarly patterned vintage large weave straw hat in the same neutrals as the dress, trimmed with black grosgrain ribbon with white stitching. The hat was discovered at the The Vintage Studio HERE, also located in Minneapolis. I cannot speak highly enough of this delightful shop, owned by Karen Kinney-McMullan, who has a great eye and a wondrous hat selection (some of which are now perched in the hat room).
The orange heeled peep toes in the above photos were discovered at a summer retail sale years ago, and the black heeled sandals (better to walk the museum in) were found in a consignment store. Sometimes it’s important to carry an extra pair of shoes along for the day in preparation for possible changes in terrain. My favorite black leggings were found at a yard sale and the earrings, rings, bracelets and bangles revealed themselves at estate sales and vintage stores.
Fox Games by Andy Skogland HERE provided a photo worthy background following the wild adventure of Nick Caves’s exhibit.
“Kicking it” on the roof of the museum.
“Blending in” at a rest stop.
Off to join Patti and the lovelies at Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style, where as opposed to “blending in,” individual style and radiant personality reign.
Hat Attack #2 will take place on September 1st, 2013. I’m in the process, as we speak, of choosing the hat of the month, which provides the entrance into autumn.