Visit San Francisco for ancient Balinese art, Seattle for Kurt
Cobain's guitar, and Idaho's Coeur d'Alene Lake for bronze statues of a playful
moose and mouse duo.
Visions of Indonesia
A centuries-old painted carving of Rangda, a mythological Balinese witch with wild eyes, wicked fangs, and nails to make Wolverine jealous, is just one of more than 100 extraordinary pieces in the exhibit Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance, showing through September 11 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. (415) 581-3500, asianart.org .
A rock idol's trashed ax
Rocker Kurt Cobain demolished this Univox Hi-Flier, the ﬁrst of many guitars he would destroy, in 1988, before Nirvana became a household name. Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, opening April 16 at Experience Music Project in Seattle, charts the career of the band and the musical currents it rode to fame. (206) 770-2700, empsfm.org .
follow that moose!
In Mudgy & Millie, a kids’ book by Susan Nipp and Charles Reasoner, Mudgy Moose and Millie Mouse play hide-and-seek by Idaho’s pretty Coeur d’Alene Lake. Now a 2.25-mile trail retraces their route, each of five stops marked by a six-foot-tall bronze moose with a mouse in his antlers. Find a trail map at coeurdalene.org/mm .
Photography courtesy of Asian Art Museum
This article was first published in March 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.