The Hat Ladies were honored to be invited by The Gibbes Museum to have Lunch and a private tour of A Dark Place of Dreams, which revisits the monochromatic assemblages of Louise Nevelson, one of the pioneering American sculptors of the 19th century, alongside three contemporary artists: Chakaia Booker, Lauren Fensterstock and Kate Gilmore. 

In her most iconic works, Nevelson utilized wooden objects gathered from urban debris piles to create monumental installations.  This Exhibition celebrates Nevelson's lasting impact on contemporary sculptors who expand the tradition of assemblage in innovative and provocative ways. In the works of the other featured artists, varied and dissimilar objects--from rubber tires to shells to paint in motion--register as somber black volumes dissolving into complex surfaces, echoing the mystery and scale of Nevelson's pieces.

(Apologies for the variations in size of photos; they came from a variety of cameras)


Half the fun is getting there!



 Only to find one of our favorite past times awaiting us: Shopping!

Gibbes Luncheon pg. 2