Apr. 7th, 2013

Art

Apr. 7th, 2013 06:20 pm
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Today, JJ and I went to the SB Mvsevm of Art. It said so right on the building. We went because JJ had an assignment requiring a visit to a Mvsevm of Art, and hey, he comes up here every other weekend anyway. So he stood there staring at paintings and then taking copious notes on a chosen couple, while I wandered around.

The last time we were at this mvsevm, it was under renovation, so most of upstairs was blocked off. This time, it was all open so instead of having a print from Thirty-Six View of Mount Fuji and picnic basket from Edo-era Japan, there was gorgeous stuff from all periods of China and also some from India. Most hilariously to my mind, they had wooden statues of the bodhisattva Guanyin from the twelfth century. (This is funny because Guanyin was male when he arrived from India in the seventh century, but became female after a few centuries so her statuettes could chillax in the ladies' rooms without being Improper.)

I also saw some impressionist paintings. The thing about the SB Mvsevm of Art is that it has a lot of paintings by famous artists, but only one or two each. They have a few Monets, a Degas (about ballet dancers, even!), a van Gogh, etc. This time, they also had an exhibit about more contemporary South American works. One was pretty cool light sculpture made of glass and LEDs.

Then JJ finished and we wandered off.

This week is going to suck. I have to put a committee together :/

Today is the twelfth day of the Omer, which is one week and five days into the Omer.

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