Monday, October 27, 2014

night at the museum

Actually it was a day trip to the museum before school started
but lately with daylight slipping away earlier and earlier
pretty soon it will feel like night
in the middle of the afternoon around here.
I'm hoping that brings cooler weather to H-town.
Houston is an awesome city to live in
{especially when it cools down}
and one of our favorite things to do is visit
one of its many museums.
This particular day we went to see the Soto exhibit
but first you have to go through,
literally walk through,
an exhibit called The Light Inside
 
 
which is inside the...
 
 
 
 
Read more about it here.
 
The Soto exhibit was unlike any other I've ever seen.
It was literally intended for you to touch, move, and walk through.
I'm sorry to say its no longer at the MFAH
but here are some a lot of pictures in case you missed it.
Read more about it here.
 

 
 










 




 






Soto was onto something.
My kids did not want to leave.
They could have stayed here for hours.






 








 
I'm not kidding.
My kids felt right at home on the floor.
 
 
I, on the other hand, noticed this exhibit behind the Soto...
 
 
it was like a giant sunburst mirror calling my name.
 
 
except this was made of pots and pans
 
 
 
This spoke to me too.
To the OCD neat freak side of me...
 

 

 
Look at the perfect spacing.

 
 

 

 Speaking of perfect spacing...
 

 

A view of the Soto from upstairs...

 
I am always blown away by the pieces the MFAH has acquired...



A favorite by Mark Rothko...


 
Stained glass by Tiffany...



 
This reminded me of you Tery...
oysters :)


 
A better shot of the Tiffany...


Everywhere you turn there is something glorious...
Georgia O'Keefe...
 

 
This reminded me of Kerry Steele...



and just when I thought I'd seen everything I could that day
we ran into this...
 
 
Anyone else a Downton fan?
I was in hog heaven to say the least.
 



 
 


 

 








 




 


 
 I kept coming back to the wallpaper.
Reminds me of several Schumacher fabrics especially this one.


 
That was not my flash by the way but the museums' lighting.












 
This was on the ceiling...


 
 


 



 
The tapestries were unbelievable.
As were the following items I had not expected to see.
Did I ever mention that I'm a huge Anglophile?
 



 











 
Seriously.
How gorgeous is this painting?
 
 
especially the peacocks...


I'll leave you with that.
Sorry for the photo heavy post.
:)
Hope you enjoyed that little museum tour.
Have a great Monday!




 
 

 
 
 

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