Archive for March 2016

Unexpected and Expected Art at Crystal Bridges in Arkansas

Crystal Bridges, a beautiful new museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.   It  is spectacular! Just outside the front entrance, there is a  sculpture of a tree  shaped like a living tree, looking as realistic as a stainless steel tree can be.  It is alone,  sparkling in the sunlight, its naturalistic branches resemble the trees in the background.... Read more »

An Ordinary egg Becomes Unexpected Art

Is an egg a work of art?  If you think about it, probably yes.  But with a few modifications, an ordinary egg can become unexpected art. Both my mother and grandmother made pysanky, Ukrainian Easter eggs.  Every spring they worked day after writing these eggs–most of them to sell as their church’s Easter Egg sale,... Read more »

Unexpected Art outside the Art Institute of Chicago

A Michigan Ave Collage appears outside the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago Sitting in Terzo Piano, the restaurant on the third floor of the Chicago Art Institute’s Modern Wing,  I turned to the window and this view caught my eye.  I came to see the art in the museum, but I didn’t... Read more »
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Unexpected Art in St Louis--Trompe L'oeil Murals on Old Buildings

 St Louis MO has a lot of cool old buildings.  The trompe l’oeil murals look almost as good as the real thing.       When I saw the first one, I thought Wow! How cool. The murals were everywhere. Unexpected art! We were driving  through St Louis on the way to Arkansas and decided to... Read more »

Unexpected Art Discovered While Walking my Dog

Finding Works by a world famous artist on a walk. I noticed a War Memorial when I was walking my dog to Kenilworth beach so I decided to take a closer look. A bronze plaque mounted on a pink granite boulder, located at the back of a park next to the village hall on Kenilworth... Read more »