On Monday night I was lucky enough to attend the opening of Alex Katz Prints at the Museum of Fine Arts. I was not familiar with Katz’s work before but I am so happy that the MFA is hosting this exhibition! I fell absolutely in love with the bold colors and sharp line work. Katz is a contemporary American artist who’s most known for his printmaking- specifically portraits of his family and friends. His wife Ada is one of his favorite subjects and she was featured throughout the exhibit- almost always wearing a hat.
This last one “Orange Hat” is far and away my favorite- hats are such a great prop for portraiture and the navy and orange are absolutely amazing! A fun aspect of the opening party was that everyone was invited to wear their own most fabulous hats- and people really went to town with the idea! I saw everything from cowboy hats and newsies caps to Military hats and fancy fascinators. It was a really festive atmosphere. I felt pretty left out not have my own cocktail attire worthy hat- wearing one is such a bold fashion choice and I’m always too scared to take the plunge- but after coming across these images, I think I might seriously have to start looking!
So that was quite a tangent for hats, but my point being- if you are in Boston this summer, I highly recommend that you stop by the MFA for a visit to this great show!