Friday, June 13, 2014

Tour Mary Blair's Magic Color Flair Exhibit With Me

 The Disney Museum in San Francisco (in The Presidio) has a Mary Blair exhibit going through September 7th, 2014. I made a special trip into the City specifically for this exhibit. It was well worth the admission price and I could have easily spent all day at the museums. I am trying to figure out if I can go back up there again before it ends.
If you visit the museum, make sure that you trek downstairs in the main building (make sure you explore the Marc Davis exhibit) and walk around the staircase area and check out the floor, Mary's art table, etc...)
 After you buy your ticket, follow the trains!
 Look at the cut out decals on the wall!
The above sketch (as well as the two sketches below were done by fans in a guestbook on the second floor. These were some of my favorites.)

 Note how the walls aren't painted but there are boards/panels that are painted in Mary's palette and attached to the walls.
 Mary's sketchbook!!!

I can't recommend the books that are out there about Mary Blair and her art enough. These are my favorites:

If you can't make it to San Francisco, check out John Canemaker's Magic Color Flair as a lot of the artwork from the exhibit can be found on the pages.

The other books mentioned are:

If you like this, you may enjoy an older post (with lots of links and photos) about Mary Blair.

I also have a Mary Blair pinterest board (that I hope to be adding to this summer.)

Any of these are on my wishlist (my favorite is this one.) Eventually I hope to get one of these, too.  More artwork to dream about here and here.

The Magic of Mary Blair will keep you busy for some time!

Very big thanks to my friends, Connie and Meryl, for trekking there with me. It was a lot of fun and having you both there made it extra special!!! 


trish quilty said...

very whimsical & just wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! That was great! Especially appreciated as I haven't been able to get there yet. Trying!

Steven Ng said...

I talked with John Canemaker at one of his appearances at the WDFM and he says the new printing of Art and Flair of Mary Blair will have color corrections.
Steven Ng

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks, Steven.