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Sneak peek at 'Beatrice Wood: Career Woman' at Santa Monica Museum of Art

September 6, 2011 |  9:00 am

Beatrice Wood
The museum extravaganza known as Pacific Standard Time, a set of exhibitions exploring different slices of Southern California art history, doesn't officially kick into gear until the first week of October. But a handful of the 60 exhibitions are opening early, including a survey of Beatrice Wood's work at the Santa Monica Museum of Art opening Friday night.

Beatrice Wood Gallery-promo Born in 1893, Wood earned the nickname the Mama of Dada for her role in the early avant-gardes in New York, where she was Marcel Duchamp's friend--some say lover. But her more tangible contribution took the form of lusterware ceramics she made later in Ojai: plates, chalices, teapots, and other vessels that glint like precious metals.

Click at right for a gallery of highlights from the show, the first of a series of Pacific Standard Time slide shows that will be featured on Culture Monster.  Read more about "Beatrice Wood: Career Woman--Drawings, Paintings, Vessels and Objects."

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Image: Beatrice Wood in her studio in Ojai, California. Photograph by Bill Dow, 1987.

 

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