Thursday, December 31, 2009
Talon was so bedazzled by the chopper... Don't think he even noticed the face.
The special exhibit was the Dutch Italianates. Couldn't take any photos of those, however. Amazing to see but seemed like all the Dutch artists painted the same Italian scene or maybe all the Italian peasants, cows and countryside looked the same in the 1600s. For more info on the Dutch Italianates: http://www.okcmoa.com/dutchitalianates
I always enjoy portraits and the museum had a more extensive collection than I expected.
This is a portrait of Kitty Packe who married the Lord of the Manor of Great Glenn. I wish the photo did it justice. She is so pretty and the dress details so vivid. In person, the book in her lap looks three dimensional as if it is protruding out of the painting.
Here is a link to a better image of it on Flickr:
A couple of the Thomas Moran paintings
Don't have any info on this but isn't it..Fabulously flamboyant!
This permanent memorial is a 55 ft tall Dale Chihuly Sculpture.
For more info and a better view: http://www.okcmoa.com/thecollection/dalechihulyglass/kirkpatrickmemorialtower
If you would like to learn more about Dale Chihuly, the artist has a great website: http://www.chihuly.com/
The home page flashes some of his sculptures. Check out the Violet Tumbleweeds.
Hope you enjoyed this overview of our excursion to the OKC Museum of Art.
Overall, it's a pleasant museum: easy to stroll through with nice spacious galleries.
Looking forward to seeing future exhibits there.
Talon's first atrium hotel. Very aesthetically pleasing but way too many balconies for a curious little boy.
Love the skylight! Wouldn't I have a great greenhouse with a ceiling like that?! I would have to put on airs and call it my conservatory.
Night view of the skylight and elevators. Talon couldn't get enough of the elevators! There were four total: two at each end. All glass so a great view of the whole interior as we zoomed up and down. We won several races! Of course, the riders in the other elevators didn't know it was a race!
Intrepid hotel explorers!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Ready to go again!
Waiting in line
Fun Fun Fun!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
So I walked into a jewelry store in Texas that had a wall covered in zebra print accessories that just happened to have pink trim and monograms. What are the odds?! I stopped dead in my tracks and exclaimed: It's a whole wall of Wanda!