Hugh Hefner born 1926
In the world of television’s much-loved drama series, “Mad Men,” we enter the age of abstract expressionism. The artwork on the walls in Pete Campbell’s office, hanging in Don Draper’s dining room and dramatically staged behind Roger Sterling’s sofa all drive home the long-held conceit that at the height of the mid-century era, figurative painting, representational art and realism in all of its varieties was in steep decline.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Portraiture in the Time of TV's Mad Men
Welcome to this week's Monday Must-See post. On Mondays, The Prices Do DC will offer an entry about some current exhibit in DC you should see. Sometimes, we will write the post. Sometimes, it will be taken from another publication. But no matter who is the writer, we believe it will showcase an exhibit you shouldn't miss.
- A New Video Vision @Women's Museum in the Arts
- Trace the Earliest Steps on the Yellow Brick Road
- 22 Things You Have to Explain to Out-of-Towners Ab...
- Oh What A (60s) Night
- Futbol and Food: What So Proudly We Hail
- Smithsonian Folklife Festival Underway
- Side Show: Grandeur from the Grotesque
- A Look at Ethnic Media @The Newseum
- Will Robots Someday Win Soccer's World Cup?
- Gay-Hating Holy Rollers Descend on DC
- Freedom Summer 1964 and Its Impacts Today
- March for Marriage: One Love, One LIfe, One Man, O...
- Welcome to Counter Culture in the Capital
- See Hillary Sign. See Hillary Run?
- Ralph Fasanella @The American Art Museum
- Oh, Say Do You See What They See?
- Shark Girl Dives Deep to Show Her Love For Sharks
- CNN News Anchor Looks Back at Tiananmen Square
- Brazil's Dance with the Devil: Love of Soccer Batt...
- Documentarian Ken Burns Talks the Roosevelts - Ted...
- Soul of Our Nation Is at Stake, Says Sen. Cory Boo...
- Masks and More @National Museum of African Art
- Oh Say Can You See These Facts About the Star-Span...
- For Summer in Washington, Don't Put Your Best Flip...
- Gay Pride: Out Is In
- If the Idea of Chewing on Insects Doesn't Bug You,...
- Summer Film Series Takes Flight in Crystal City
- Portraiture in the Time of TV's Mad Men
- Smithsonian National History Museum Turns 50
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