Putting the Naughty in Nautical

Last night at Phoenix Art Museum I attended a gallery talk with Dennita Sewell, the curator of the new exhibit The Sea. But before the lecture, my “flock” and I had a glass and wine (all Arizona local) and a bite at Palette.

Jaclyn had the sliders with sweet potato salad.

We headed into the talk and it was packed! Here’s a bit of the scene.

Dennita explained how the exhibit was put together areas for: seaside play, working at sea and celebration of underwater life. Ninety percent of the exhibit was drawn from the permanent collection, which is very impressive. One item in particular was very fun, a terry-cloth Chanel jacket…..because wool just wouldn’t suit. It was a commissioned piece- how luxurious. The exhibit featured many vintage magazine covers as well as current covers and Dennita did an excellent job of connecting the dots. Once particular piece was red, and sheer and a bit risqué. Dennita said it put the “Naughty” in Nautical…. but I’ll leave that for you to discover.


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