Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Art Museum Bonanza

Like I said yesterday, my sister and I hit up the Minneapolis Institute of Arts last Saturday. We were all excited about some guy's black and white photography exhibit, but it turns out that you had to be a member to see the exhibit before Sunday. But we made the best of it and took in the museum's collection of Modern and European 1800-1900's art. We found lots of great work like this detailed work made entirely of different shades of ash. I wish the picture of the artwork could do the real piece justice, but nothing could capture the texture and detail like actually being there.

We also found several FABULOUS pieces by Salvador Dali, one of my favorite artists of all time.

The conversation my sister and I had as we stopped to look at this painting:

Lizzie: Dali was an artist?

Me: Yeah! He's great. You know that painting where the clock looks like it's melting? He painted that.

Lizzie: Oh! For some reason I was thinking he was a religious leader or something. Oh wait, that's the Dalai Lama.

And then we both dissolved into giggles despite the stares from other museum-goers.

We coveted this lobster phone, also by Dali:

The longer we were in the museum, the sillier we got. We found this retro scale:

But then we got a little confused by the mixed messages on the podium:

We found art boyfriends for each other. Lizzie's is the one with green hair and mine is the one in the yellow hat.

Three figures giving the stink-eye, what a photo op!

Lizzie imitating a statue's humble pose:

A squished statue man (he's being stepped on by some statue woman) puckering up for Lizzie:
And finally, posing with the colorful bunny:


Sarakastic said...

I want an art boyfriend

Trish Ryan said...

this is the third blog I've read today that included cool museum references. I need to go to a museum...maybe I'll like it? Who knows???

Barrie said...

Looks like you two had A LOT of fun!

My 8 year just went to the Timken Museum of Art and came home spouting names like Monet and Van Gogh!

Kelley said...

I have to say I think Lizzie got the better boyfriend.

The one of kissing those little heads is funny.

~Virginia~ said...

if i had a nickel for every time i wished for a lobster phone... :) great pictures!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Looks like you guys had fun!
I need to go to a museum and just be silly. Or maybe I just need to go to the Children's Museum...

Incognito_one said...

Loved all the pictures, but that first one keeps pulling me back. Did it have any sort of description about what we see in the image itself?

Fifi Flowers said...

Love museums! Looks like you had a good time!
This is my first time to your site... those are some serious scary waves in your header!
Off to explore more...