Wednesday, May 29, 2013

corner view: out & about

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane and curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. This week’s theme is “out & about.”

We decided to take some time during our long Memorial Day weekend to visit the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh. It's a beautiful, energy-efficient, environment-friendly, light-filled, airy building holding an impressive collection.
  


So much to offer in so many different styles and from so many different time periods, there's something for everyone here.


Of course, there are our favorites like this ethereal Monet...


...this amazingly colorful Renoir...


...and this earthy O'Keefe...


...but there's also this Thoma, not as well-known but I just love this painting.


This Thomas Hart Benton painting is on our must-see list when we visit the museum. Benton is connected to our family by marriage and we remain in touch with his grandson, who is also an amazing painter, so we make sure to seek it out.


Of course, since discovering that non-flash photography is allowed, a little bit of silliness ensued...


...particularly in the Rodin garden. It was such a pretty day that we spent lots of time out there too.


Did this 14th century artist really envision Dr Doolittle's Pushmepullyou?


The exhibits don't stop at the museum walls. The grounds offer up trails, outdoor venues, and sculptures...


...this one made entirely of discarded, re-purposed "junk."


We had such fun being out & about at the museum this day!

13 comments:

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

looks like you had wild fun! just the way a visit to the museum in company should be: to enjoy, not to take entirely serious.
n♥

MyMaracas said...

What a wonderful set of photos. Looks like you had a fabulous,fun day.

Susanna Redeker said...

that was a nice out and about!
going with you to this great museum with the lovely paitings!
Really nice photo's all together!

Bonnie said...

what a wonderful day! i love art museums ... especially ones with such exquisite art!!

tanĂ¯a said...

Seems you enjoyed your art trip very much! Thanks for taking me along, I LOVE visiting art museums!

allthesnoozethatsfittoprint said...

Wow! I want to go to North Carolina now to visit that museum! The Rodin Garden alone would be worth the 8 or so hour drive!

allthesnoozethatsfittoprint said...

Wow! I want to go to North Carolina now to visit that museum! The Rodin Garden alone would be worth the 8 or so hour drive!

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

What an amazing museum! Thanks for sharing! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

kat said...

You guys have had fun!

dorteinmalaga said...

thats the way to visit a museum. So nice :)

likeschocolate said...

A fantastic collection of architecture and art. I like the simplicity of the O' Keefe !

Theresa said...

That's the magic of art. It brings you somewhere. How wonderful to know an artist with work in a museum. Very cool!

fuoriborgo.com said...

i love art out of "junk", we have a friends who does it. great way to spend your holiday day!