The Denver Art Museum
Designed by Daniel Libeskind
All Titanium panels.
Kelley (my daughter) and I had a perfect day of art. My choice was to go to both the Contemporary Museum and the Denver Art Museum. I must say my Kell has inherited the aesthetic gene and couldn't wait to show me the new building. She was spot on about it's amazing architecture, and design.
This new building is incredible. My uncle Harry Weese tried to design buildings like this. But in his day we didn't have the materials to support such design. Inside the beauty continued with an amazing stairway and lighted numbers that randomly flashed on all the walls.
|Claes Oldenberg's "Big Sweep|
|The stairway was it's own work of art. You can see the round numbers lighting up on the stairway wall.|
Forgive me for not getting all the artist's names below. The new addition had a King Tut show... which I still feel belongs at the Natural History Museum. Most of the pieces I had seen many times at the Field Museum in Chicago. But we did learn something new. The workers were required to grow mustaches back in the Egypt day. So one could tell them from the patrons. Kell was wearing a cape buffalo mustache necklace I made just for her. She got lots of compliments in the museum on it.
|Egyptian workers were required to grow mustaches! So Kelley fit right in wearing her mustache necklace.|
|Sandy Skoglund "Fox Games" installation piece was so fun.|
|Above two paintings by Jonas Burgert from Berlin.|
|I didn't get this sculptor's name. If you know it...tell me!|
|Shirin Neshat's "Women of Allah" photo|
|Kelley dressed up, as I did. Donning her mustache with a giant cowboy hat.||We both played dress up in the kids corner.|
|Lots of skull art!|
|Giant Bulls outside.|
|From DAM's website...spectacular!|
|A Cristo drawing of this project.|
|Outside the museum was better than the inside!|
When Ethan was done with school we went to a driving range. None of the three of us will be invited on the PGA tour. But that didn't stop us from having fun. Ethan did his best "Happy Gilmore" and we hit our balls as far as we could.
|Happy Gilmore and his Mom|
|Grandma and Happy Gilmore|
|Ernie has them well trained to put a chair by the front door so he can get a little "kitty TV."He is too wide for a windowsill. :-)|
Tonight we have a group coming to Kell's for dinner. Can't wait.
Tomorrow I will videotape Ernie fetching his toys.
Every day is a gift...open now. (I did!)
Thanks for reading!