Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Summer Vacation

Puppy, Jeff Koons, 1992, Guggenheim Bilbao

I've been on vacation this summer and so has the blog! One of my favorite parts of my summer vacation was visiting museums in Spain as well as at home! Here's a list of the museums I visited this summer and what I saw there:

Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain - a private guided tour of the permanent collection in all its glory!

Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain - Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe and the fabulous Richard Serra's "The Matter of Time" and the permanent collection.

Museo Picasso de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, "Kees Van Dongen" and the early works of the great Pablo Picasso.

My visits to the next 5 museums were part of the Museum Forum for Teachers sponsored by the Nasher Sculpture Center - a thrilling experience being able to spend an entire day in each museum with the education staff!

The Rachofsky House, Dallas, Texas, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" a site-specific installation by Ricci Albenda.

Dallas Museum of Art,, Dallas, Texas, "Private Universes" an exciting contemporary art exhibit.

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas, explorations of the permanent collection.

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, "Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons"an innovative installation marrying the permanent collection with beautiful films by Philip Haas.

Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Fort Worth, Texas, William Kentridge - Five Themes a survey of this South Africa contemporary artist.

It was a stimulating, exciting, enlightening summer and I'm ready to take it into the classroom!

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