Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Our Field Trip

Yay, we were allowed to take pictures on the first floor! The second floor - the brand-new NASA art exhibit was view-only, so no pictures of that. It was amazing, so I'm sorry I can't share it with you here. You'll just have to go see it for yourself!

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I had told Little Bit that the paintings, sculptures, etc. were for looking, and not for touching. You'll see her in a few of the photos, very consciously not touching them.

This one sparked some discussion about mixing colors without mixing them completely. Little Bit says that next time she paints, she is swirling her colors instead of blending them.
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Not touching...
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Look at the texture - I wanted to touch it too!
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There was a good sized exhibit of Mexican Pottery along with sculptures and paintings by Mexican American artists. Lots of color and movement.

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I love her.
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We talked a little about movement with this one - I asked Little Bit what she was doing.
"She and her dress are dancing."
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Some Dale Chihuly glass:
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I think this was one of Little Bit's favorites (mine too!)
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And this...this looks a lot like my mom.
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There was plenty of color!
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I did something I never do, but it's not my fault that the museum gift shop had such beautiful earrings with a gorgeous green background for such a reasonable price. I adore these earrings!
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We had a great time. Little Bit got hungry (and therefore whiny) toward the end, but snacks were waiting in the car, so she recovered just fine. We also learned that the FAC does a free day every month! That means we can go and visit a single gallery now and then, without feeling like we have to see everything.

I'm already looking forward to next time. :)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful earrings, everytime you wear them they will be a good remembrance of the nice day you and Kitten had.
Take care,
Georgia

Anonymous said...

Cat,
Thanks so much for the pictures of your trip!
I love seeing how conscientious little bit is not to touch.I used to tell my kids,"If you have trouble not touching,then hold your own hands"!lol!
The earrings are stunning and a well deserved treat.
Your post reminded me that our local ar museum RISD has a free saturday every month.
Might just take the grandkids next,or at least me!!!
Hugs and God bless,
Helen

Anonymous said...

Hi, Ten Things, etc

What a lovely art gallery. I would have wanted to touch, too. Maybe we can go the next time I'm there.

Thanks for saying that lovely young lady reminded you of me (maybe 40 years ago). I didn't see it, but it did remind me of your cousin, Megan. Family traits come out in some ways that one can see and another can't.

Love to all. Glad Little Bit had such an enjoyable time and am looking forward to some art work using her new technique.

Love,
Granny Ladybug

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

Those earrings are beautiful! I'm so glad you went outside of your comfort zone and spoiled yourself a little for a change, Dearie!

GrammyGoo said...

What wonderful pictures of a wonderful day. I agree with the ladies, those earrings are fantasic.
Blessings, GG

mentalutopia said...

I completely see the resemblance to your mother! And I love Dale Chihuly's work. I'm so jealous.

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