Friday, February 14, 2014

Maybe it’s time to cultivate a little cool

Steve McQueen aims a pistol in his living room, Palm Springs, 1963, by John Dominis, copyright Time Inc. (Courtesy of Monroe Gallery of Photography)


Via The Albuquerque Journal North
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February 14, 2014

Politics is heating up Santa Fe as the legislative session enters its final week and the municipal election approaches.

Maybe it’s time to cultivate a little cool

The Monroe Gallery of Photography offers just what the doctor ordered with a new exhibition opening tonight, “When Cool Was King.” Soak up the vibes of Brando, Sinatra, McQueen, Newman and the Rat Pack from the days when a certain aloof, impenetrable, unperturbed quality equaled desirability.

The opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the gallery, 112 Don Gaspar. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and admission is free. The exhibit continues through April 20.

And if the show inspires you to view more photography, check out “Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry,” which opens noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo.

You’ll see another brand of cool with Native dance performances at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Lee Marmon (Laguna) speaking about “Photography and the Pueblo Imagination” at 2 p.m., and Will Wilson (Navajo) setting up his portable portrait studio.