What so you do on a Saturday when your lawn looks like a field and flowers need to be planted?
Correct. You take a field trip!
This weekend my good friend Anne and I, along with hubby took a little field trip to the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH. We saw the exhibit From Homer to Hopper: American Watercolor Masterworks
I love museums. There is something about the cool, quiet halls and galleries that is wonderfully peaceful and relaxing. Everyone uses their hushed indoor voices. Incredibly, not a single cell phone goes off. No one is texting on their Blackberry. There is an aura of enjoyment and amazement at the talent of these artists.
As expected, I could not take photos of the actual exhibition, but the other parts of the museum were available to photograph and were fun to see, too.
I never used to think I liked modern art until I went to the MOMA in New York. I like wondering what the inspiration for a particular piece was. What was he thinking?
Now this simply makes me dizzy:
We all stood there spinning as we gazed at this painting. How on earth does the artist not get vertigo and pass out while painting this? Still, the preciseness of the lines are amazing.
How did this sculptor capture my exact likeness after a hard day around the house?
Finally, one of the most handsome patriots of all time, and the man who graces the $10 bill:
How come we can’t get Treasury Secretaries like Alexander Hamilton anymore?
We capped off our visit with a delicious lunch and couple of glasses of crisp chardonnay before heading back and plopping ourselves down to gaze at our lawn. And I think, this lawn can wait another day, I’m still having a cultural experience sipping on my sangria.