Friday, April 06, 2007
While Wes was busy at his AFP Conference, I visited the Dallas Museum of Art, just a couple of blocks away from our hotel. Time flows whenever I'm taken into the world of painting, sculpture, photography, amphoras, and the like! The museum has a significant modern art collection. As much as I ponder over the meanings of many of these pieces (did you know I was an art major in college?), I still am taken in by beautiful paintings such as the one above. Isn't the little girl mesmerizing in her bonnet? After this particular gallery, I entered the doorway with this view: Dale Chihuly is one of my favorite glass artists. We saw his creations at the Garfield Park Conservatory, in the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, and it was a wonderful surprise to find a significant work of his in the Dallas Museum of Art! His flowers surround a huge window area in the museum. Breathtaking! Here's a close-up of one of the flowers. It's about the size of a hula hoop and is simply beautiful!