Thanks to a suggestion by SoundBeacher, not CosH, but SoundBeacher, I went to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth. I’d say it is in the top three of things we did that we LOVED.
It was HOT, very very hot, 100 in actual degrees, and over 100 with heat index, which probably accounted for the reason so many people were in an air conditioned museum!
The art was extraordinary, some understandable, some perplexing, some absurd.
Here’s a bit of the absurd. After looking at it for a while, a museum guide asked me if I was wondering what it was. I said yes. He said it’s Birth. I said Okay, and moved on. Way too deep for me.
The iconic Edward Ruscha Standard Oil painting was on loan by the owner – the ONLY painting in the museum which prohibited photograph. I found a photo of it online though.
This digital exhibit was cool – it was a continually scrolling message, her own words, in a loop on the floor.
I loved this too, description below.
The upstairs is 99% devoted to the EXTRAORDINARY temporary exhibits by Doug Aitken (who I think I referred to as David in any previous mentions I made of him here. I blame the heat!) and I’ll do a separate post on that in a bit.