Big turnout for the big party at the Columbia Museum of Art. Apparently more than last year, 700 +, but I was too busy talking to count. Someone told me the writing here is not critical and edgy enough. Another said my review of "Turner to Cezanne" (in The State a month ago) was snide. I said I didn't think so. They said I should read it again. I just did. I can't tell.
Most everyone asked if I could make money doing this. The answer is "No" but it's more complicated than that. The answer might be "Yes."
It was one of those rare occasions when elected officials enter the museum. Spotted Bob Coble, Columbia mayor, and Kirk Finley, councilman.
As usual saw no University of South Carolina art department faculty members. Yes, it's the end of the semester and tickets to this ball were $150. But none of them were at the opening reception for the show in early March and and that didn't cost anything - if you're a museum member.
Seemed like everyone was having fun, but I was a little too busy to notice.
Made an unscheduled stop at the Art Bar on my way home.