Photograph of Waters courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
Alice Waters, founder of Berkeley's Chez Panisse restaurant, will soon be a new face at the Portrait Gallery. The artist is Dave Woody, winner of the museum's 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition for another photograph. Waters's portrait will be on view starting in late January.
Photograph of Flavin's "Untitled" courtesy of the Hirshhorn Museum
The Hirshhorn's curved, Gordon Bunsha-designed galleries are aglow with the latest acquisition: a 75-foot fluorescent installation created by artist Dan Flavin in 1974. Constructed of overlapping modules of blue lights that extend into the second-floor gallery, "Untitled (to Helga and Carlo, With Respect and Affection)" is the second work by Flavin to enter the museum's collection.