As I said on Tuesday we took a road trip over the weekend to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. We had seen a CBS Sunday Morning segment about it and decided right then that the next 3 day weekend we would go there. That 3 day weekend came up last weekend.
I'm sure you don't want to hear about the boring drive up or the long drive back home or the ubiquitous food served at the hotel breakfast. What you want to hear or actually see is some of the art. They let us take pictures. And take them I did until my trusty phone ran out of battery juice. Good thing nothing went wrong at home.
We spent 4 hours looking at paintings. 4 hours of me talking about brush strokes, the play of light, and perspective. 4 hours of me talking about technique, style and genre. JR's ears were bleeding. It was embarrassing. For me, JR was cool with it.
there was some mixed media. I didn't get a picture of it but there was this fantastic and huge installation that was made out of spools of thread. The spools were placed in such a way as to recreate the Last Supper upside down. Then you looked through this globe which made it right side up. It was very cool. Now, I have thoughts about what I can do with spools of thread.
I like this painting.
Don't know why.
Don't really care.
I just like it.
JR liked this one.
Says it reminds him of Glacier National Park.
Another one of my favs.
I love the colors.
Just a little about Crystal Bridges.
- It is free to the public.
- There are a ton of employees. I had to wonder if they were given the option of working at the Walmart down the street or the art museum. I would have taken the museum also.
- It was one of the best laid out museums I've ever been in.
- The grounds were beautiful even though the only things blooming were the dogwoods and tulip trees.