Monday, March 31, 2008

A Day Of Culture

Proving to everybody that I do, indeed, love my Auntie. In case there was any question.

Yesterday, Auntie, mom and PlusOne went to the grand re-opening of the Currier Museum of Art.

It has been closed for TWO years, undergoing major renovations. Museum officials said that they old museum was so small, they could only show about 5% of their collection.

PlusOne manned the camera, and as long as he didn't use the flash, he could take pictures.

This is a paperweight. Can you guess why PlusOne took a picture of it? That's right, it's a snake. Mom went right by this one. And the one with the spider.

Here is a close-up of another snake paperweight.

This is the minotaur, being killed by Theseus. PlusOne has discovered Greek mythology and thinks it's great.

This is PlusOne with Edgar Degas. He said "frommage" when mom took the picture.

This is PlusOne with Claude Monet.

This is Paul Revere showing PlusOne how to make a silver spoon.

This is Memere's and Auntie's favorite painting.

This is mom's favorite painting. It is a Maxfield Parrish.

We had a lot of fun at the museum. Mom wants to take PlusOne to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She thinks he would love the Egyptian section and the Samurai Sword section, among others.

Hope you had fun.


divakitty said...

I'd have to go with your mom, I love Maxfield Parrish. ~DKM

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a fun museum place to get to meet all those famous people!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Wow, what a very cool museum! Lots of interesting works of art!

Our mom loves anything and everything Egyptian, which is why she was so happy to go to Egypt recently. Egyptian art is just incredible!

Parker said...

Wait till Millie sees that first photo!!!

The Meezers said...

that looks like a cool place. but, why was Auntie petting you wif gloves on?

Mickey said...

Roxy, I think your family gad a great time at the museum! I can see why they wanted to make it bigger.
How cool is it to have the 'artists' attending too!
That is a lot of neat stuff that the beans like to see.Not so much for us.I didn't se too much to play with ;)
Purrs Mickey

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

What a great museum! Will they always have "the artists" on hand like that, or were they just there for the grand reopening?

Daisy said...

That museum looks very wonderful!

Fargo said...

Very cool! I'm looking forward to seeing the new version of the Currier next time I'm in Manch-Vegas.

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Oh what fun! It looks like you had a wonderful time! I love all of the pictures. I wish I could go too!
:) Melissa

Frances Louise said...

That is such a fantastic little museum. Mommy loves Maxfield Parrish also -- the colors on the paintings are amazing!

It's neat that PlusOne is interested in art so early.

Jemima Jones Beck said...

What a cool museum trip! It seems like a lot of museums are undergoing rennovations these days. The Denver Art Museum just opened an entire new building last year!
Jemima Jones Beck

Page said...

Yes, you must take PlusOne to the MFA in Boston. Rob and I were just there last year and LOVED it!

DaisyMae Maus said...

What a wonderful museum ... Exposure to the fine arts is an integral part of being a well-rounded student. PlusOne is on his way.

Mom would have avoided the snake stuff, too.


Fat Eric said...

My humans went to the MFA in Boston in 2006. But they really loved the Isabella Stewart Gardner art museum in Boston.
Come and visit London, the British Museum has lots of Egyptian stuff! And the art galleries aren't bad either!
But my mum and her sister love the Musee D'Orsay in Paris because of the Van Goghs and Pompom's Polar Bear.

The Furry Kids said...

PlusOne sure met a bunch of neat people over the weekend. :)
I can tell that you like your aunt, just a little.


Team Tabby said...

Roxy, looks like your people had a grand time at the reopening of the museum. Lots and lots of really interesting things and much variety. Our mom liked the link on the site to the Zimmerman House too, as she is a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright. Hope they make the trip on to Boston sometime, that would wonderful too.

Mindy & Moe

Angus said...

My mom's got a thing for museums and MP, too! I could care less for pictures, unless it's a picture of Delilah, or one of my friends! Hey, Roxy! Hey, Lucky!

Christine and FAZ said...

There's so much there, you could probably visit that museum so many times and still not see everything I think? FAZ

Sparky Fuzzypants said...

Hey Roxy an' Lucky!
I'm just stoppin' by to be the ManCat on your ManCat Monday ... Hee, hee
Sparky Fuzzypants

Lux said...

That looks like a place I would enjoy exploring!

Nevis said...

Great museum! :) And I looooove fromage!