Thursday, July 15, 2010

North Carolina Museum of Art

The building is amazing--lots and lots of floor to ceiling windows with white sheer curtains. The landscape architecture is wonderful--natural grasses and indigenous stones, plus shallow pools with lotus or water lilies.
larger than life resin figures lit from within. the words are from the Old Testament's Song of  Solomon.
 A fiberglass cast taken from the artist's body. It represents the African American pilots from WWII. It takes on an added eerieness when I learned his artist's studio was on the 92nd floor of the World Trade Center. He died there on September 11, 2001.
Contemporary wood carving from a Nigerian artist.
Bowl lined with parrot feathers.
Made from discarded metal containers and lids.
"Mona Lisa" made from colored spools of thread. The image is uprighted in a glass sphere in front of the artwork.
Love the reflection of the clouds in the water juxtaposed with the waterlilies
Rodin in the foreground.
Courtyard featuring more Rodins, bamboo and the reflecting pool.
Thomas Hart Benton painting.
Joseph Cornell assemblege.

Georgia O'Keeffe.
Andrew Wyeth.
Wyeth.
Three women sketching a Rodin.
Green glass pyramid flanked by lockers.
Lotus blossom and pods.
Rebecca on the phone to Katy.
Ed Ruscha.
The museum cafe with an installation.
Pastrami with gruyere cheese and brussel sprout slaw.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Looks like you were fed well, both your eyes and belly!