“DRESS CODES” AT THE AUTRY

Header for "Dress Codes," an exhibit at LA's Autry Museum that considers the history and culture of blue jeans, the aloha shirt, fringed jackets and more.

Here’s how this week’s arts and culture piece begins:

Advent is upon us—a wondrous liturgical season and, to many of us, the most magical time of the year.

Those of us who love Advent because of the liturgy, the crèches, the sacred music, the O antiphons, and the expectant hush as we await the birth of a child must nonetheless hear an incessant chorus of grumbling against the commercialization of Christmas.  If the commercialization troubles you, don’t participate in it! I certainly don’t.

In fact, Advent is a penitential season, and to underscore the fact we’re encouraged to mingle this time of year with all manner of people: friends, family, visitors. So why not combine penance and the desire to enlarge our hearts with a little field trip?

Why not take your crew, for example, to the Autry Museum in Griffith Park for an exhibit (ending January 8), called “Dress Codes.”

READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.

3 Replies to ““DRESS CODES” AT THE AUTRY”

  1. hi heather
    i just love how you give importance to art and life and weave it with christianity! thank you so much! i am following right after you. i am reading some wordly books and was thinking how to combine it with christianity. i put it right beside them. thats enough!
    thanks heather! God bless you!

  2. HEATHER KING says: Reply

    Thank you for being there, too, Tina. Love your comments and the way your mind and heart work…Part of what I hope to get across with my column and other work is that it’s not like Jesus and the Church are over here and everything else, including the lion’s share of the culture, are “over there”…We get to be curious about everthing that’s beautiful, interesting, of the human condition, true…

    1. yea. “we get to be curious about everything that’s beautiful,interesting and of the human condition.” and always put christianity right next to it. that’s why it works to be able to do it.
      a world filled with christianity and interesting things. a life well lived.

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