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Top 5 Labor Day Weekend Exhibitions in 5 Cities

1. Washington DC – The National Building Museum presents what’s described as a one of a kind installation entitled, “BEACH,” of 10,000 square feet of 1 million recyclable translucent plastic balls.

2. Bronx, New York – New York Botanical Gardens hosts Frida Khalo Art, Garden, Life. This blockbuster exhibition is the first to examine Frida Kahlo’s keen appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world, as evidenced by her home and garden as well as the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork. Featuring a rare display of more than a dozen original Kahlo paintings and works on paper, this limited six-month engagement also reimagines the iconic artist’s famed garden and studio at the Casa Azul, her lifelong home in Mexico City.

3. Los Angeles, California – Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World is a must see! During the Hellenistic period from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. until the establishment of the Roman Empire in 31 B.C., the medium of bronze drove artistic innovation.

Sculptors moved beyond Classical norms, supplementing traditional subjects and idealized forms with realistic renderings of physical and emotional states. Bronze—surpassing marble with its tensile strength, reflective effects, and ability to hold fine detail—was employed for dynamic compositions, dazzling displays of the nude body, and graphic expressions of age and character.

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