On Wednesday July 9th, I met with Louise Devenish and wonderful members of the Devenish Group to explore the fascinating world of Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim Museum. This was my first closer experience with Futurism as artistic avant-garde, I appreciated the guidance of our knowledgeable friend Dr. Franca Di Valerio during the visit.
On Friday June 13th The Devenish Group had a wonderful day visiting The Yale University Art Gallery. A group of us left together from New York and were joined in New Haven by others traveling from Boston, Greenwich and elsewhere.
Our visit began in the recently renovated galleries designed by Louis I. Kahn with an exhibition of black and white photographs of New Orleans showing how music informs all walks of life there from people on the street to legendary jazz musicians. There is a poignant image of the late great Billie Holiday. This exhibition room has a tetrahedron poured concrete ceiling, an influence from Buckminster Fuller.