Last Saturday, Ben & I went up to Philly to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art (you know, the one from Rocky...)
[I just stole this off the Museum's website]
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I hadn't been to the Museum in a while - since an Art History class trip senior year - and was really looking forward to have a whole day to explore. And explore we did... we just kept moving and it felt like the Museum was never ending!
I was really impressed with the collections, especially the installations made up of architecture that has been re-built into the Museum. This includes temples from China and India, the courtyard of a monastery, and a Japanese tea house. Perhaps it was not the architecture itself, but rather the experiential aspect.
Two things disappointed me:
1. The very limited Pop Art (& similar) exhibit - as this is my favorite style of art (if you couldn't already guess)
2. Apparently we missed the Costume & Textiles collection, which I just discovered while poking around the Museum website. Maybe Ben made sure that we missed it? hahaha But seriously, it's pretty pathetic of me to miss the fashion. Maybe I shouldn't admit that openly on the interwebs.
But the most disappointing thing was:
I forgot my camera. Bad ML!
Luckily for me, I'm a huge dork & have a 1GB MicroSD card in my MOTO KRZR just for days like this.
Translation: I can take pics on my phone, and actually use them.
So the quality is crappy (or fantastic, depending on how you consider it) but check them out anyway:
Ok, I'll admit this one is really really bad. But it was one of my main motivations for going up the Museum in the first place - and the reason my class visited. It's the Staircase Group by Charles Wilson Peale, and I swear it almost brought a tear to my eye.
It's one of the most incredible trompe l'oeil paintings evarrrr.
I fucking love Warhol, so I was just generally excited to see this. So adorable. Not sure what's up with the lighting though...