Would you consider voting in the "Don't know much about history" poetry contest? Many thanks!
Hi Gilliatt, would you consider voting?
It has been very busy for me as well, but I do manage a few, albeit maybe 3 to 4, pages of reading each day.
Yes, the Kimbell is fantastic, in fact the whole of Fort Worth's cultural district is great. Don't forget, you also have the Amon Carter and the Modern right there to make the drive worth while.
Bernini alone is worth the trip though !
I'm long overdue for paying a visit to DMA. I was hoping to see the recent Posters of Paris exhibit, but missed it.
Hi Gilliatt, sorry to take a while to get back to you. I'm not taking the watercolor class this month; something came up, but I hope to start again next month and take it through May. It doesn't meet in June and July. I hope to learn something next month! So far, I am working very hard to merely keep up with the teacher. Maybe it will all come together soon. I look forward to that moment.
Thanks for the info on Bernini. I think maybe I will make the trip to see that exhibit. The Kimball really is my favorite art museum around here, but I really, really don't like the drive, but I shall make the sacrifice! Hey, The Dallas Museum of Art made a change. I think it's now offering free membership, which is very cool, I think.
Thought I would stop by to see how the watercolor class is going and to let you know the Kimbell Art Museum is currently exhibiting "Bernini Sculpting in Clay". The missus and I toured the exhibit today, it includes a number of his clay / terracotta studies and drawings used to develope the final design before executing the actual pieces in stone. This was a must see for me since I was fortunate enough to experience many of his sculptures while visiting Rome.
I believe it runs into April if you're interested.
Would you care to vote?
Thanks much Qimissung,
My twin niece and nephew, from brother in law's side, birthday is the day after mine. They are now 9 years old. Over the years we've combined the birthday celebrations at therir house, of course mine is a essentially a cameo appearance.
Ha! Whose birthday is your family celebrating this weekend, Gilliatt???
Since I lack even the most rudimentary technological skills, I'll have to limit myself to merely saying Happy Birthday!!!
Hope it's awesome.
It was getting late at that point in my trip, so I stayed the night in Bartlesville and visited the Wright tower the next morning. When copper is used for exterior applications, it is typically selected for that very reason; the green "patina". If unaided in the process, it does take some time (years) to turn green.
Actually, Gilliatt, I'm from Bartlesville, so I'm very familiar with the Frank Lloyd Wright building there! Did you know when it was new, the copper was all shiny and it later turned green which made everyone sad! They didn't know that he knew of that particular property of copper and had planned it! That's what I heard, anyway.