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Exhibition at Napa Valley Museum features 35 pieces of original artwork by Miles Davis
The exhibition features 35 pieces of original artwork by Miles Davis.

NAPA VALLEY, CA.- The "Miles Davis: The Art Of Cool" exhibition, presented by Napa Valley Museum in partnership with Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, launched June 8 through July 28, it was announced by Kristie Sheppard, the Museum’s Executive Director. The exhibition features 35 pieces of original artwork by Miles Davis, on display at both Napa Valley Museum and Lincoln Theater, in addition to personal effects, special events, programs and a film screening. The exhibition is sponsored by Miner Family Winery.

Davis has long been noted for his restless artistic aesthetic, which played into his changing the course of music five times, his continued status as a fashion icon, and his globally recognized artworks, which most recently have been featured in Paris, Brazil and Montreal to outstanding acclaim.

A quintessential Renaissance Man, Davis continues to break records as the U.S. Postal Service's most successful and fastest-selling iconic stamp in recent years, with more than 23 million sold to date.

His musical legacy is also firmly intact, with landmark album Kind of Blue still the best-selling jazz record of all time, in addition to being recognized with a Congressional Resolution in honor of its 50th Anniversary.

The Miles Davis: The Art Of Cool exhibition includes a multitude of varied facets that represents the true genius of Miles.

“We are incredibly fortunate to host the first United States showing of Miles Davis’ artwork and we’re thrilled to bring his art and musical influence to the Napa Valley,” says Raymond Schmitter, Napa Valley Museum Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

“Let’s raise a glass and toast to our partnership with the Napa Valley Museum and the Performing Arts Center, as we celebrate the artistic and musical genius of Sir Miles Dewey Davis,” comments Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis, representing Miles Davis Properties, LLC. “Cheryl (Davis), Erin (Davis) are extremely excited about this exhibition and we look forward to visiting Napa Valley.”

The exhibition features Miles’ sketches and oil paintings and some personal items including one of his prized trumpets, a 1989 Grammy Award and a Miles Davis Yamaha Amplifier.

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