“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Friday, July 22, 2011

Seattle Museum Of Art (SAM)

Its all about the heatwave these days, and Jasper Johns had a painting for the time.

This Chinese panel set the tone for me though. I spent a good two hours at SAM and could have looked around some more were it not for tired legs after a week of walking and hiking, and meeting others for lunch. Those cement, industrial floors did me in. This museum had a bit of everything and some unusual collections that I enjoyed. I think everyone could find something to like here.Aborigine art
Detail from painting above.The crowd favorite - from recycled bottles.
I'm starting my bottle collection now.
And representing the barn yard art...
Isn't Cupid an old looking baby?
The Hammering Man outside.
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If you read the link, there is an interesting collection of these sculpture.

And the question we wanted answered was - how much did this sculpture cost?
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But what fun!
That is one thing about this museum - there were lots of fun things for kids -big and little - I think.
http://seattleartmuseum.org/

3 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Wild and crazy art! It would be interesting to hear what people with varying political and world views would say about some of those things and the messages they carry. ;)

Linda Myers said...

I haven't been to that museum in 20 years. Glad you got there.

Deere Driver said...

Lots of kids camps were having classes here. Three small and large groups as I spent my time. There was a kids' section that I passed by.

What's nice is the proximity to Pike Place Market and I met others for lunch there after my quiet two hours.

Linda - You'll have to go back.