7.28.2008

Saturday at the Museum(s)


Saturday turned out to be a bit of an "art-fest" After the Kara Walker exhibit we strolled through the permanent exhibit at The Modern and then walked next door to The Kimbell and saw The Impressionists Exhibit in town from the Art Institute of Chicago. I'm not sure I've ever seen so much art in a single day, much less two back-to-back exhibits that were more opposite in theme, style etc... It was pretty wild.

All that art viewing left very little time for a proper grown-up meal, so we ended up at one of our favorite (but highly kid-friendly) Mexican restaurants... Rest assured, the thrill of having some (rare) uninterrupted adult conversation outweighed any number of pinatas strung from the ceiling gently mocking us during our leisurely lunch.



Highlights (both high-brow and shallow):
  1. A Luke + Owen Wilson sighting at The Modern

  2. Getting to visit my two of my all-time favorite paintings at the Kimbell (by Mondrian and de Goya respectively...)


11 comments:

mary said...

What a great day, Jos! And I love your two favorites. So different, too!

I'm fascinated by mixing and living with radically different styles in your home. Imagine incorporating both of those pieces into your house?!

porter hovey said...

I just can't imagine a better way to spend a Saturday!! I'm long over due!

Julia said...

How delightful :) You guys had so much fun! :)

Another museum to check off for the girls!

Michelle said...

Wow, sounds like the perfect day...sigh. Nice dress too, I tried that on (so cute!) but it didn't look so cute on me.

Jane said...

What no pic of Luke and Owen...yes, you know me I want the shallow details...the more the better :)

PS Well done with your Sesame encounter!

Joslyn said...

jane
yes, i was dying to take a picture of L+O, but Bryan just wouldn't allow it...

Grover totally came through for us. amazing...

remabulous said...

Joslyn-

This sounds like a beautiful day. I am impressed that you were able to look at anything after the kaara Walker. When i saw it in New York after Christmas I was so stimulated visually that I couldn't even look at the rest of the Whitney!

Congrats on your Wilson viewing- I wouldn't have been able to muster the courage to take a picture, so no worries on just letting us imagine it.

simplesong said...

sounds like a fab day! and that super cute dress is perfect for the occasion!

Rachel said...

gasp, luke!? Oh, I mean... I'm sure he wasn't as impressive as the art :)

Our Green Nest said...

Sounds like a wonderful day - I'm guessing which Mexican restaurant it was...hmmmm...We are going to the Kimbell here in the next couple weekends - can't wait to see the Impressionist exhibit!

Jessica said...

We're going to the Kimbell tonight for the Impressionist exhibit- I can't wait!