Dark Day Picks

On Mondays Venetian Red celebrates the day of the week when most galleries and museums are traditionally closed. “Dark Day Picks” highlights current exhibitions, new installations, books, and art world tidbits. Get a jump on a week filled with art.

de Young Museum—Amish Abstractions. The Amish faith embodies the principles of simplicity, humility, discipline, and community, but their quilts are anything but humble. This exhibition features 48 full-sized quilts, made from the 1880s-1930s.  November 14—June 6, 2010.

Museum of Craft and Design—Michael Peterson: Evolution/RevolutionPeterson produces elegant, abstract sculptures made from local woods. This exhibit traces his artistic development over the past 20 years. Through January 3, 2010.

San Jose Museum of Art—Chuck Close Prints. Painter Chuck Close was particularly concerned that his prints not simply be smaller versions of his paintings, but rather that printmaking open up an additional arena of investigation that would require him to engage in image-making in completely different ways. Through January 10, 2010.

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