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  •  I'm old enough to remember (1+ / 0-)
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    sidnora

    what a sensation this work caused when it was first exhibited.  One of the things I love about it is that fact that it is as monumental as any other large work of art -- both in size and even more so in scope of subject and themes --  but it's also about something that is intimate and it is made with materials have been part of women's lives for millennia -- fabrics, dinnerware, etc.  Epic and domestic at the same time, like very few other works of art have ever been.

    •  Yep. It's awesome! (1+ / 0-)
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      And I get to see it any time I want - I live walking distance from its (permanent?) installation.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 05:43:59 PM PDT

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      •  Lucky you! (1+ / 0-)
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        I live upstate so I'll have to make the pilgrimage.  Maybe when my daughter is a little older and she can understand it a little better.  (It's a lot for a 9-year-old to take in.)

        •  It's a lot even for a grownup (0+ / 0-)

          I went last summer, when a friend who was visiting from out of town expressed a desire to see it. We had a ball, must have spent a couple of hours there, and still didn't really absorb the entire installation - there is a lot of text-heavy ancillary material, besides the art itself.

          "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

          by sidnora on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 06:04:58 AM PDT

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    •  gives me cold chills to remember it... (1+ / 0-)
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      much more to have seen it.

      "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

      by fhcec on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 02:28:09 PM PDT

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