The Bakersfield Museum of Art is launching 3 virtual exhibitions this week, including one on Bakersfield Sound
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Bakersfield Museum of Art is opening three virtual exhibitions on Thursday.
Each exhibit will be available online from 7 p.m. and will remain on view until August 28, according to the museum. Spectators will be able to take 3D tours of each exhibition from their computer or smartphone.
Tours are free and open to the public. The in-person tour will begin when state and local authorities authorize the indoor museums to reopen to the public, according to the BMoA.
Here is more information on each of the exhibitions:
Bakersfield Strait: Roll out the red carpet: Showcasing the major figures and styles of the country music subgenre known as Bakersfield Sound, this exhibit celebrates the aesthetic history of Sound, with over 150 costumes, guitars, photographs, album covers and other artifacts. Several objects from the exhibition on loan from private collectors will be on display to the public for the first time. Other objects are on loan from the Buck Owens Crystal Palace and the Kern County Museum.
Color + Figure: Paintings by Linda Christensen: A prominent painter of the Third Wave of the Bay Area Figurative Movement, Linda Christensen’s collection of paintings, though not intimate in size, expresses the tenderness of human nature through gestural brushstrokes and color palettes. harmonious. Her work features faceless women, creating both liveliness and anonymity. In this way, any woman, and by extension any person, can see herself as the pensive figures portrayed. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a museum.
Uncommon Perspective: Sherwyn Art Paintings: Sherwyn’s most recent work combines her use of bright colors with her love for storytelling. Its striking color palettes and playful textures combine to celebrate familiar places and neighborhoods in Kern County. Each canvas offers area residents a fresh new perspective on home. More than 15 paintings will be presented alongside preliminary sketches, inviting the viewer to study the artist’s approach.
“This exhibit shows BMoA’s continued support to the local art community by showcasing the work of a longtime artist and art educator and marks the first time that Sherwyn’s recent work has been made available to the public,” the museum said.