The Bakersfield Museum of Artwork is internet hosting three digital exhibitions this week, together with one on Bakersfield Sound
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Bakersfield Museum of Art is hosting three virtual exhibits on Thursday.
Each exhibition will be available online from 7 p.m. and, according to the museum, can be seen until August 28. Viewers can take 3D tours of each exhibition from their computer or smartphone.
The tours are free and open to the public. The personal tour begins when state and local officials allow indoor museums to reopen to the public, according to the BMoA.
You can find more information about the individual exhibitions here:
The Bakersfield Sound: Roll Out the Red Carpet: A showcase of the main characters and styles of the Bakersfield Sound country music subgenre, this exhibition celebrates the aesthetic history of sound with more than 150 costumes, guitars, photographs, album covers and other artifacts. Some of the objects in the exhibition, on loan from private collectors, will be on public display for the first time. Other items are on loan from Buck Owens Crystal Palace and the Kern County Museum.
Color + illustration: Painting by Linda Christensen: Linda Christensen’s painting collection is a prominent painter from the third wave of the Bay Area Figurative Movement. Although it is not of intimate size, it expresses the tenderness of human nature through gestural brushstrokes and harmonious color palettes. Her work portrays faceless women who create both liveliness and anonymity. In this way every woman and therefore every person can see themselves as the thoughtful figures that are represented. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the museum.
Occasional Perspective: Painting by Art Sherwyn: Sherwyn’s most recent work combines his use of vibrant colors with his love of storytelling. Its eye-catching color palettes and playful textures celebrate well-known locations and neighborhoods around Kern County. Each canvas offers the residents of the region a new perspective for their home. In addition to preliminary sketches, more than 15 paintings are shown, inviting the viewer to study the artist’s process.
“This exhibition shows that BMoA continues to support the local art scene by showing the work of a longtime area artist and art educator. It is the first time Sherwyn’s recent work has been made available to the public,” the museum said.
You can find more information about the exhibits on the museum’s website.
- A portrait by Linda Christensen
- A painting of the Kern by Art Sherwyn