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Last month my husband Patrick and I traveled to San Diego — a short trip to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. I have traveled all over California, but had never made it to San Diego, the city of perfect weather. We had some sun, and that’s when I whipped out my camera and took a few [...]
Agora, Magdalena Abakanowicz
Something struck me on a recent visit to Chicago ~ why are some cities meccas for cultural philanthropy and others are not? Everywhere I turned in Chicago it seemed, there was another outstanding example of civic leadership in support of the city’s arts and culture.
Lion outside the Chicago Art Institute
Chicago has a cultural asset practically [...]
Tolerance, by Barcelona-based artist Jaume Plensa along Houston’s Allen Parkway – the route of the parade.
I was in Houston last week at the American Association of Museums (AAM) annual conference. Houston has one of the strongest cultural scenes in the country, and it was great to be amidst all that creative energy for a few days. I thought I would share with you a few pictures from the Houston Art Car Parade and the Menil Collection.
The Art Car Parade should be on your bucket list if you love to laugh, to see people’s sense of creativity and humor and just want to celebrate life.
Part Airstream, part hot rod
Houston offers so much diversity. The next group of images are quite different from those of the parade, and they bear witness as previous images do of the need to create in the continuum of life . The Menil is a campus of buildings created to house the collection of John and Dominique de Menil. The collection is spiritual, inspiring and life affirming. The location, a quiet, peaceful residential neighborhood, and is as fitting as the artwork in its midst. I felt the most profound solitude walking in the neighborhood going from one building to the next. It gave me the same safe feeling I had as a child in my front yard – filled with awe and wonder and ready for exploration within the confines and safety of my parents gaze. As you can see the experience was quite personal, and I imagine that is part of the intent. I hope that you will find the time to visit this gem. I can’t wait to go back.
Outside Rothko Chapel, Menil Campus