Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Mint

Is that Mr. Bryant, holding up bunny ears? I think it is!

It was free museum night at the Mint, and they had Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum on display. We ate a SUPER FAST dinner of Turkey Chili (fast and yum!) with cornbread and then mini-cheesecakes for dessert. Asa first hesitated on the cheesecakes (Is that JAM on there? I am allergic to JAM.) but ultimately ate two. Jaya slept through dinner, but woke up to have a cheesecake before we left for the museum.

We arrived at the Mint about 7:00 and only had until 9 so we rushed through some of the coolest displays to get to the Masterworks. According to the flyers, "the exhibition represents the prized names in European and American art history – ranging from the 16th through the 20th century – including: Degas, Gauguin, Giacometti, Giordano, Kandinsky, Lipchitz, Lorrain, Matisse, Monet, Nattier, O'Keeffe, Picasso, Pissarro, Renoir, Rodin, Sargent, VigĂ©e-Lebrun, and Vlaminck, among many others" - and we saw them all. The Degas are so beautiful and subtle, his sculptures are amazing. The Picasso's are really interesting, and the Pollack was really fabulous. But the Monet? Oh my oh my.

Aunt Amanda and Jaya checking out the art.

After we checked out the Masterworks, we had time for a little bit of a walk through the rest of the museum, and ended our visit by checking out the Face It! exhibit, which cracked us all up with the "face jugs!"

It was a whirlwind evening and lots of fun! I encourage you all to check out the free cultural events near you - you may be surprised at the fun you find!


Chrissie said...

What a wonderful family outing - culture AND great food!

Mrsfatface said...

Love the picture...glad I was paying attention. lol Had a wonderful time with you all!


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