Born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and raised in Romulus, Michigan, Barbara Morrison recorded her first appearance for radio in Detroit at the age of 10. She moved to Los Angeles in 1973, at the age of 23. Well known in the Los Angeles area for her duo and trio dates Ms. Morrison also tours extensively, blazing a trail as a Jazz and Blues legend in her own right across the Continental United States, Western Europe the Far East and "Down Under", wowing audiences with her band. In 1986, touring with the Philip Morris Superband, a 14 city one month tour of Canada, Australia, Japan and the Philippines, starting on September 3, 1986, Barbara did vocal honors with jazz organist, Jimmy Smith, backed by Saxophonist, James Moody, Guitarist, Kenny Burrell, t Trumpeter, Jon Faddis with Grady Tate on drums.
Join local artist Becca Lofchie for a day of creating patterns and imagery with just a few basic shapes. Inspired by the exhibition Roman Mosaics across the Empire and the tilework found throughout the Getty Villa, participants will help "wrap" the Villa’s Outer Peristyle Garden with their own ephemeral paper mosaic creations. 11am-3pm
Roman decor was unique for the elaborate mosaic floors that transformed entire rooms into spectacular settings of vibrant color, figural imagery, and geometric design. Scenes from mythology, daily life, the natural world, and spectacles in the arena enlivened interior spaces and reflected the cultural ambitions of wealthy patrons. Drawn primarily from the Getty Museum's collection, this exhibition presents the artistry of mosaics as well as the contexts of their discovery across Rome's expanding empire—from its center in Italy to provinces in North Africa, southern Gaul, and ancient Syria.
From the 1940s onward, as contemporary art came to be increasingly dominated by abstraction, conceptualism, and minimalism, a group of painters in London doggedly pursued the depiction of the human figure and everyday landscape, forging startling new approaches and styles. Drawn largely from the unrivaled holdings of the Tate in London, this is the first major exhibition in the U.S. to consider the work of six of the leaders of this “School of London”—Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, and R. B. Kitaj—collectively, providing a timely reassessment of their extraordinary achievement.
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Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Miracles will uncover the remarkable career of The Miracles, Motown's first successful recording act, through artifacts from the personal collection of Claudette Robinson, the first female artist to ink a record deal with Motown, therefore known as the "First Lady of Motown." The exhibit will offer an intimate look into the group's early career and their later rise as Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.
Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Miracles will be on display on the Museum's third floor through summer 2017. The exhibit features:
- rare photographs from the personal collection of Claudette Robinson
- an assortment of performance costumes worn throughout The Miracles' career, including some from the personal collection of Smokey Robinson
- and more!